Emma, who is a former Kirkley Hall student, last year became the
first female winner of the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League in
its 40 year history and has also represented England in the
International sheep dog trials.
The flexible training sessions she will be delivering will be
run one afternoon per week and are open to anyone looking to train
their sheep dog to manage livestock. Dogs can be at any standard
with little or no ability and people can choose to drop into one or
more sessions depending on the training needs of the dog.
A third generation farmer, 23 year old Emma is an extremely
experienced shepherd who runs a remote 120-acre farm near Harwood
in Northumberland's beautiful National Park, managing a flock 150
sheep and a dozen head of cattle. In November last year she
appeared on ITV's Tales from Northumberland presented by Robson
Emma said: "By the time I was 17, I knew I wanted to work with
dogs and with my faithful border collie, Bill, in tow, I got a
place on a specialised sheep management course at the Kirkley Hall
campus. Then, after spending six months in New Zealand, I got a job
at a farm in Northumberland, looking after 900 sheep before running
my own farm from 2009.
"I'm delighted to be able to come back to Kirkley Hall campus to
deliver sheep dog training and I am looking forward to passing on
my shepherding skills to others."
The sheep dog training sessions start at the Kirkley Hall campus
at the end of January and will cost £20 per session. To find out
more and book call 01670 841229 or email email@example.com