Tenant Farmer/Dog Training: Sarah Jenkins

Running in sheepdog trials for as long as she has been shepherding sheep, Sarah has competed at the highest levels, having twice represented England at the International Sheepdog Trials and qualifying with two dogs in the 2002 Bala World Trials. She has also judged many trials in England and Wales, and in 2005 was invited to judge a series of trials in the USA. In 2012 she was also invited to judge at the Dutch Open Sheepdog Trials.

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Dog Training/Sales: Caitlin

Caitlin is Sarah's daughter and has grown up training working sheepdogs alongside her. She has been shepherding all her working life and has her own small grassland farm, trains her own dogs and those of other people.

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Dog Training/Sales: Nell

Nell has been involved in working dogs all her life, and grew up watching both sheepdogs and gundogs being trained and worked. Although she has not been involved in sheepdog trialling she has trained working sheepdogs that have gone on to be very capable of doing the job the job required of them. She has been training and working gundogs for both the beating line and picking up, and has done so in many shoots. Nell has a practical approach to training and enjoys watching the partnership grow betweeen dog and handler whilst training a dog that is fit for the job.

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Events and Bookings: Kath  

Kath is not a dog trainer but has her own sheepdogs which she works and trials.

Her talents lie in the organisation, administration and book-keeping side of Mayfields Farm, and is responsible for the adminstration of Nearly Wild Camping and Event Hire at Mayfields.Kath has worked in the accountancy world all her working life and is the current treasurer of our local East Anglian Sheepdog Scoiety as well as performing other admin roles.

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Sarah Jenkins, Education Officer, Mayfields FarmCRT Education Officer: Sarah Jenkins

Both of Sarah's parents taught at various points in their lives - education was always a been in her blood and sowed the teaching seed whether teaching how to train a dog or teaching children the importance . I am very excited about the natural world and the importance of food source. 

Mayfields Mosaic Education

Education Volunteer: Jen 

From a very early age Jen has had a passionate love of, and interest in, the countryside. She has qualifications in botany and teaching, with over thirty years of teaching experience in schools and field centres, twenty of them as head of a small village school. Jen has her own flock of Portland sheep and enjoys working with her three border collies. She lives on a small farm with her husband Paul, where as well as the sheep they grow about 450 varieties of top fruit. The farm is managed to encourage a diversity of wild-life, both plant and animal. Jen’s involvement with Mayfields is mostly with education and conservation.