The Game Fair celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2018 when it returns to the familiar surroundings of Ragley Hall from 27-29 July. As plans accelerate and excitement builds, The Game Fair and Time Inc. UK announce a repeat partnership for 2018. The partnership spans a variety of media within the Time Inc. UK portfolio, including both print and digital, as well as special offers to readers and subscribers. Titles including Country Life, The Field, Shooting Times, Shooting Gazette and Sporting Gun will once again become part of the fabric of the event.Continue reading
East African Trading Company exhibited at The Game Fair 2017, owner and founder Lesley tells her story here.
The idea for East African Trading Company came from a chance encounter with a crude bowl made from Ankole Cattle Horn. I realised what a wonderful sustainable material this was, being a bi-product of the beef industry and normally burnt as waste.Working directly with a local family run business, and a team of talented artisans, we have designed and produced this amazing range of accessories – straight from the Equator to your home.Continue reading
Over the duration of The Game Fair 2017 at Hatfied House, Fieldsports Magazine hosted three clay shotting competitions. The Lord James Percy Grouse Challenge, the Simon Ward High Pheasant Challenge, and the new and exciting George Digweed Pigeon Challenge, proved hugely popular.Continue reading
Suffolk-based Henry Bevan, aged 15, came out on top shooting a very impressive 19×25 during the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association’s (CPSA) Colts Challenge final, which took place on day three of The Game Fair®, which was held at Hatfield House, in Hertfordshire. Henry was followed by Karl Miles on 18×25, having also come second in 2016. Oliver Zaitschenko and Chris Orchard had to shoot a further three shoot-offs for third place, with Oliver eventually coming out on top.Continue reading
Ronnie Jones riding Derawley Lady and Abbe Burchmore-Eames riding Eleonora III won The Game Fair Restricted 1.10 and 1.20 Championships in the Brewin Dolphin Main Arena at The Game Fair on Sunday 30 July. The finals resulted from a culmination of county show and shows on grass qualifying competitions, prior to the Championship held at at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire.Continue reading
A large crowd gathered to watch the new charity competition Shoot with the Stars, organised by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) and held during The Game Fair®, at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire on Saturday 29 July.
Shoot with the Stars saw eight of the country’s best shooters being paired with eight well-known television personalities, sportsmen and women or entertainers, while the third place on each team went to the highest bidder in a silent auction to raise money for the official charity of The Game Fair®, the Lord’s Taverners.Continue reading
Guy Franklin, a dairy farmer from Sussex, retains his title of Champion of Champions at this year’s Game Fair, held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire.
The competition, which is organised by the CPSA on the Subaru Shooting Line, saw more than 20 top shooters travel from across the UK to compete.Continue reading
For the first time in The Game Fair’s 59-year history, the turn-out of gamekeepers was celebrated in its Best Dressed Keeper competition at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, last weekend.
Sponsored by leading country lifestyle brand Le Chameau, the inaugural competition celebrated the hard work and immaculate presentation of gamekeepers throughout Britain. The daily competition was open to part or full-time, male or female, amateur or professional gamekeepers. With no entry fee, roaming judges included writer Claire Zambuni, Countryside Alliance’s Jill Grieve and Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club’s Victoria Knowles-Lacks, who approached keepers in tweeds over the course of each morning and invited them to take part in the competition held in the Brewin Dolphin Main Arena.Continue reading
On home soil, the Great Britain team reclaimed victory for a second year in a row, in the Euro Challenge at this year’s Game Fair, held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Now in its 16th year, the gundog competition was entered by teams from all over Europe including Great Britain, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.Continue reading