Mayfields Farm Businesses

Mayfields Farm is a very special place, a small 40 acre farm on the edge of Themelthorpe village, in the parish of Foulsham, near Reepham, in Norfolk.

Owned by the Countryside Restoration Trust, a charity with a mission to protect the farmed countryside, its wildlife, and the people with the knowledge and skills to take care of it. When utilised collectively these ideas represent a strategic resource, vital for future food security.

The Tenant Farmer and Education Officer at Mayfields Farm is Sarah Jenkins. Sheep and sheepdogs have been a natural way of life for Sarah. She has been involved in farming for many years, particularly with regard to sheep production; from shepherding large commercial flocks, to smaller pedigree flocks, being responsible for day-to-day management as well as contract work and lambing.

Shepherding is inextricably bound to conservation and encourages a deep appreciation for the countryside and its seasons, whilst appreciating the nature and structure of rural life.

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.

Alongside shepherding and trialling Sarah teaches those interested how to handle the working sheepdog. For one-to-one lessons or small group sessions.

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  • Sheepdog Training

    Sarah Jenkins undertakes professional sheepdog training and farm dog training near Themlethorpe, Norfolk. Read more

  • Nearly Wild Camping

    Fields available for nearly wild camping to experience being close to nature in rural countryside. Read more

  • Mayfields Team

    Contact details for dog training, event, education and other bookings Read more