Sheep shearing event at the Schaap-scheer-speel-kraal

Sheep are herded towards the pen
Sheep are herded towards the pen

Over centuries, sheep helped create and maintain the Arcadian heaths. Once a year in the beginning of June, the public can watch them being shorn at a sheep shearing pen that marks the beginning of one of the herding paths in De Maashorst. Driving the sheep to the pen and the event itself introduces new rituals.

Sheep before shearing
Sheep lining up in shearing street
Shearer is preparing his tool
Shearing of a sheep
Shorn and unshorn sheep in the pen
Overview of the site during the yearly shearing event