We have a variety of different field sports at Essex Game and Country Fair so come and have a go! Learn from our expert and friendly tutors and pick up a new skill!
Adrian Caddy Archery (ACA) was formed by former TV executive and Nature Conservationist Adrian Caddy under the guidance of multi-title Field Archery Champion; Tony Weston (founder and owner of The Archery Company).
Adrian became a fully accredited Coach with the National Field Archery Society in 2005 and was immediately contracted by Living Heritage Events Ltd to host their Field Archery events at ALL Living Heritage GameAdrian Caddy Archery at Hampshire Country Fair & Country Shows throughout England from 2006 onwards.
Adrian has also attained Intermediate and Advanced Instructor Certification at the National Field Archery Association headquarters in the USA, and is an Archery GB (GNAS) Leader. ACA is fully insured and CRB-checked; Adrian and the ACA Team have been described as “Gifted, inspiring archery instructors” by private, corporate and youth organisations throughout Britain. Europe’s No.1 Archery publication, Bow International, is a regular publisher of Adrian’s articles and features.
Airgun target shooting (air gunning) is one of the most popular field sports and pastime, which is well regarded within country life and its pursuits.
This year, the ATEO airguns range is to be exclusive to Living Heritage and will form a partnership with ACA Archery in the new Shooting Village.
For those new to the sports, both organisers are uniquely equipped and qualified to safely introduce you to shooting and archery.
For the more seasoned air gun enthusiast there’s the competition and the opportunity to try out some more exclusive items of equipment.
Within the range there will be four separate disciplines:
- Pistol Speed Shoot will light up targets using a CO2 pistol
- Tesropistol and rifle Olympic 10 metre range using the new and unique Tescro air guns – come and experience the Tesro smile!
- 20 metre paper target and 40 metre knock down target ranges.
- Test and use the full range of BSA ins, the new Brocock rifle and Daystate rifles.
You may also take part in one of our Living Heritage ongoing competitions which run across all our shows throughout the season.
Clay Pigeon Shooting is a thrilling experience, demanding calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reactions. Perfect your aim and shots and soon you will be notching up your ‘kills’.
Of course, these are not real birds and no one gets hurt, making it a great sport for all – young and old, men and women alike. Why not find out if you have what it takes on the ‘Have a Go’ stand and see if you can become a crack marksman in one of Britain’s fastest growing field sports.
Clay Targets – Carol Brough
Starshot is a huge “half-circle target” that was designed as a new way to enjoy clay target skeet shooting. Invented in Scotland in the 1980s, the structure stands almost 30 feet high and is divided into 12 scoring segments. Clay targets are released on command and the shooter’s score is valued according to the zone in which the target is broken. ESPN ran a program with the same name – Starshot, in the late 80s and early 90s, with two teams of two playing against each other, with one person on each team being a professional marksman, and the other person being a popular athlete of the time (usually one who did have some experience with guns though).
The BBC also started a series of TV programmes on the same format. Celebrities such as the cricketer Ian Botham and Jackie Stewart appeared on the show. Commentary was by David Vine and after Eight months of hard graft and some serious investment have finally allowed Lancashire shooter, John Bridges, to realise a long held ambition to revitalise and re-launch the one and only mobile shooting rig known as; Starshot. After being lain up in an open ended barn for eleven years John totally stripped the mobile unit and rebuilt it from scratch, pumping a vast amount of his own money into it along the way. The idea of Starshot is to shoot each number from 1 to 12 in sequence in its own section plus a pair to finish which would give the shooter a maximum total of 88 if they had successfully hit them all.