Venue & Trials Information

We are indebted to people like Mr Ian Burdon and his family, without his genorosity in allowing us to use his land we would be unable to hold trials such as the National.


It will be 36 years since The Northern Sheepdog Association last hosted The English National. It was held on the parkland surrounding Raby Castle near Staindrop in County Durham. This time we are holding it on the parkland surrounding Jervaulx Abbey near Masham in North Yorkshire. The ruins of the Abbey and the parkland are a beautiful venue for the Event. We have the enthusiastic cooperation of the Burdon family, who own the site, and of Paul Fairburn of Mariforth Farm. Paul is the tenant of the land and is providing us with the sheep.


Jervaulx Abbey is situated in a very popular tourist area and is open to the public daily from dawn till dusk. Local to the abbey there are many of places of interest to visit and things to do. Why not visit the tearooms at the abbey, open daily between 10am and 4.30pm.


Photos - Jervaulx Abbey and grounds