The Game Fair to host international farrier competition with £5,000 cash prize fund

The Game Fair, which is being held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire across three days from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July, is set to host the inaugural Shoeing Lab Championships.

Held across all three days, the competition is open to a total of 48 farriers from around the world who will be split into two classes – apprentices and seniors.

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Main Arena at The Game Fair to host anti-poaching demonstrations

This year’s Game Fair, to be held at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July, will include demonstrations from Daryll Pleasants, who specialises in training dogs to help with anti-poaching efforts in Africa.

Daryll, who has been involved with anti-poaching efforts for five years, is working on projects in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and Kenya through the organisation Animals Saving Animals, where he is helping to protect the last northern white rhinos.

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Savills take a fresh approach

International land and property agent Savills is taking a new approach at this year’s Game Fair.  Taking place for the first time in 59 years at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Just 21 miles north of London, reaching the new venue could not be easier with a 20-minute train journey from London King’s Cross, taking visitors direct to Hatfield station which is opposite the entrance to the event.
 
From 28-30 July, Savills, in association with Country Life magazine will be entertaining within the new Seven Investment Management Village Green Area, designed to represent a quintessential British countryside scene with cream teas and refreshments. Guests can relax on deck chairs whilst taking in the celebrity charity cricket matches hosted by the Game Fair’s official charity, Lord’s Taverners. In addition Savills will also be hosting clay pigeon shooting parties.
 
Roger Wheaton BD director of Savills rural comments “The Game Fair at Hatfield House is the ideal location for Savills participation given its proximity to London.  We have been hugely impressed with the innovation and enthusiasm coming from the new Game Fair team and look forward to being part of this year’s event”.  

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The Game Fair brings out the Big Guns

In January 1916 the first tank, known as ‘Mother’ was sent by train to Hatfield House. To mark the 100th anniversary in 2016 a full sized replica Mark IV Tank was in situ for the duration of the season.

The Tank may have since left but The Game Fair is bringing out the big guns…

The Manufacturers Village is a new addition to Gunmakers’ Row at  The Game Fair 2017 taking place at Hatfield House form 28-30 July.

Populated by GMK, Ruag, Browning, Anglo Spanish Imports and Anglo Italian Arms, this area allows customers to interact and learn about the products 1st hand. This area is a ‘must visit’ for anyone in the market for a new gun with advice direct from the manufacturers.

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Air Arms represent Air guns at The Game Fair 2017

The Game Fair are proud to announce that Air Arms will be joining the ranks to represent air guns at this years event, taking place at Hatfield House 28-30 July. In addition to their exhibition stand, Air Arms will be bringing along the Air Arms experience where visitors can try their hand at the UK’s leading Target Shooting Disciplines supported by British Shooting, UKBenchrest, UKHFT and the BFTA. This is in addition to the Have-a-go shooting ranges where visitors are encouraged to try out any rifle from the Air Arms range.

Air Arms will also be offering visitors the opportunity to enter their hotly contested Speed Shoot competition. Visitors have the chance to win cash prizes and as an added bonus all score cards will be entered in to a free prize draw to win a brand new Air Arms rifle worth over £800.

Claire West, Air Arms Managing Director commented “Air Arms are fully supporting The Game Fair 2017 and we are very pleased that the Airgun Industry is being recognised and supported by a professional flagship event”.

James Gower, The Game Fair Managing Director echoed Claire’s thoughts, affirming that “The Game Fair are committed to supporting the airgun industry both in its own right as a vital part of the wider industry, and as a stepping stone in to other field sports”.

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E.J. Churchill confirmed to run The Subaru Shooting Line

“It’s going to be spectacular this year,” says Rob Fenwick, managing director of E.J. Churchill, which is running the clay line at The Game Fair 2017. “We’ve got lots of new things going on, as well as all the shooting opportunities that were so popular last year.” The Game Fair, which is being held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July, has always been a great place for clay shooters, with not only some fantastic and challenging shoots, but also some spectacular prizes to be won.

The Game Fair’s Subaru Shooting Line is Europe’s longest, at nearly 600m long, and with a secure on-site gun safe, you can not only have your chance to take part in one of the many shooting challenges, but you can then enjoy the rest of the show, including highlights such as Gunmakers’ Row, without having to carry your shotgun with you.

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The Game Fair announces 7IM sponsorship of new Village Green area

Seven Investment Management (7IM) has been announced as the sponsor of The Game Fair’s new quintessentially English Village Green area.

As the largest outdoor countryside-themed event in the world, The Game Fair is set to attract around 120,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire across three days from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July. Reaching the new venue could not be simpler, a 20-minute train journey from King’s Cross will take visitors to Hatfield station which is just five minutes’ walk from the event. Plus extra train carriages are being laid on especially to accommodate the influx of visitors.

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The Safari Collective: Corporate Hospitality and Shooting

You have a box at the Races, you can now have your own Safari Lodge at The Game Fair. 

A group of 8 corporate hospitality pods in the form of Safari tents overlook the Subaru Shooting Line at The Game Fair 2017. These tents are the location for partner shooting parties, group hospitality and networking events.

Bookable for Breakfast, Lunch or Afternoon tea. Packages for 25 people includes entrance to The Game Fair, hospitality and clay shooting with qualified instructors from EJ Churchill.
For more information please contact emma.curran@thegamefair.org 

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The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust confirms presence at The Game Fair

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has confirmed it will have a stand at The Game Fair 2017, to be held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, on Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July.

Andrew Gilruth, Director of Membership, Marketing and Communications at the GWCT said the organisation was delighted to be attending: “The GWCT has a long historical association with The Game Fair. Last year’s Game Fair impressed us with its feeling of inclusion and the layout, and I’m sure this year’s will be even better.”

The GWCT will be focusing on a campaign to conserve lowland curlews at The Game Fair, which are struggling, according to Andrew: “We want to raise awareness, particularly with people on the ground – gamekeepers, farmers and shooters, and The Game Fair is the ideal place to do that.”

Lord Salisbury, who is President of the GWCT and owner of Hatfield House, commented: “The Game Fair is a great institution which shows country pursuits and rural communities at their best. It is those communities who can most effectively preserve and enhance rural Britain. We are delighted that the Game Fair is coming to Hatfield. It will enable us to play our part in showcasing rural life and, given where we are on the urban fringe, contribute to bridging the gap between rural and urban Britain.”

James Gower, Managing Director of The Game Fair, said: “We’re delighted that the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is joining us. “It’s such an important organisation for bringing together shooting and conservation, and for providing sound scientific evidence. The GWCT’s displays are second-to-none, and I know they’ll provide a fantastic introduction into the benefits of farming and shooting to the UK’s nature for the visitors from a more urban background.”

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The Game Fair announces media partnership with Time Inc. UK

The Game Fair has announced a new media partnership with Time Inc. UK titles including Country Life, The Field, Horse & Hound, Shooting Times, Shooting Gazette and Sporting Gun. This will mean exclusive packages and special ticket offers for readers.

As the largest outdoor countryside-themed event in the world, The Game Fair is set to attract around 120,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire across three days from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July. In fact, organisers feel that this year’s event will draw the highest spending crowd in the event’s 59-year history.

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