Mark Banham Sheep Dogs

Mark Banham Sheep Dogs

Working Border Collies in the North Downs of Surrey


Latest News

calendar icon 23rd June 2019

Gure Trial

Gure Trial, Basque Country Northern Spain.

A great event and well worth the 14 hour drive from Shabden,

Rob came 4th over the two days and Taff finished 10th.

Due to the accident they had not seen sheep for two weeks so it was a big ask, they did not let me down

Good boys!

Click here to view some photos.

calendar icon 19th June 2019

Out of action!

No news is not always good news, as I found out 3 weeks ago.

A late call from a neighbour telling me sheep were out on the road, found me riding the Quad around the farm shooting lamp in hand.

All the sheep were in the right place but thought the woodland might be worth checking.

Unfortunately I forgot about a pile of logs that had been stacked in the field which the front wheel of the quad found, as the quad tipped on it's side I was thrown on to what remained of a fallen branch.

5 broken ribs a punctured lung and a cut liver... Ouch!

I now have 3 titanium plates holding me together!

The Shabden Open Continental trial will be taking place as planned, no magnets allowed. Thank you


calendar icon 1st May 2019

New Web Site

I'm pleased to announce that my website has now been updated.

Be sure to check out the Shabden Continental Trials Page for the latest information about this great event taking place in June.

As well as the trials there will be camping and a catering marquee -I look forward to seeing you there!

calendar icon 4th April 2019

SWT - Cutting back overgrown vegetation on 29th May 2019

Shabden Park - Cutting back overgrown vegetation along rights of way to improve access

Join SWT staff and volunteers to undertake practical tasks to help conserve the local environment.

If you are not already a registered volunteer, you can register your interest online here. Or if you need more information, please call the Volunteer Development Team on 01483 795464 or email to register.

Please click here for full details on the SWT website.

calendar icon 1st February 2019

Shabden Continental Open Sheep Dog Trial

The Trials will take place on:

  • Friday 28th June 2019
  • Saturday 29th June 2019
  • Sunday 30th June 2019

For further information about the event please visit Shabden Continental page here.