Mark Banham Sheep Dogs

Mark Banham Sheep Dogs

Working Border Collies in the North Downs of Surrey


Latest News

calendar icon 27th January 2020

Shabfest 2020

Entries for the 2020 Shabfest trial will open at 9.00am GMT on Saturday 1st Feruary

calendar icon 31st October 2019

Shabfest 2020 Dates Confirmed

Shabfest Continental 2020 will take place from Thursday 25th June until Sunday 28th.

Online entries open on February 1st.

Please keep an eye on the Shabfest page for updates.

calendar icon 30th September 2019

Shabfest 2019 Review

Shabfest got a great review in the International Sheepdog News magazine.

Click here to read the article

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