About Downriver

Thank you for visiting our website! Downriver Farm is a herd dog training and trialing facility run by Lynn and Jim Leach. We are located in a beautiful valley just outside of Hope, British Columbia. There are scenic mountains in every direction, and our property boundary is a picturesque creek that runs off of the mountains.

Striker, border collie, Herding Cattle at Herd Dog Training Facility, Downriver Farm (Photo by Torlundablue Kennels from Sweden)

At this gorgeous country side setting there are various activities throughout the year, such as:

  • All Breed Stock Dog Herding
  • Sheep Dog Trials – All Breed
  • Cattle Trials and Duck Trials – All Breed
  • Private and Semi-Private Lessons
  • Practice Time with Livestock
  • Herding Clinics

My name is Lynn Leach. I have traveled around the world judging, providing training clinics and speaking at seminars. I have also developed three All Breed Herding training DVDs. I invite you to browse the website and email me (downrive@telus.net) if you have any questions. If you are interested in learning about cutblocks and bird dog training, you have also come to the right place!