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Wardfield’s Diary: A Morning of Country Style & Shooting at West London Shooting School

Last week, we were thrilled to play sponsor to ‘A Morning of Country Style & Shooting’ at the West London Shooting School, hosted by Fairfax & Favor and Hicks & Brown. The day brought together journalists, bloggers and sports presenters, mixing shooting aficionados with first timers.

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The beautiful grounds at West London Shooting School

The sun had his hat on as we started the day with bacon rolls and a hot drink in the beautiful West London Shooting School manor house. Then, after the all-important safety briefing, it was time to head out to the field and start shooting.

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The whole group ready to shoot – can you spot the LightGuns?

We split into teams of five and made our way around the pegs. Those who had never shot before soon found their feet with the aid of some expert tuition from the fantastic instructors at the Shooting School, whilst those within the team with experience flexed their shooting muscles to show the others how it’s done.
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After making a considerable contribution to the shooting school’s rather large pile of cartridge casings, it was time to head back to the Purdey Room for a welcome refreshment break, and to take a look at this season’s new pieces from Fairfax & Favor, Hicks & Brown and Wingfield Digby, as well as the LightGun of course! It wasn’t long before the group was chomping at the bit to get back outside, and after some more practice on the pegs, the teams came together for a little friendly competition in the flush.

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The group preparing for the flush.

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The winning team, clockwise: blogger Hattie West, Victoria Marston of Country Life. Olivia Bourke, Marcus Fairfax Fountaine of Fairfax & Favor, Violet Stopford, Luna (West), Musto and expert tutor Paul.

After a very enjoyable morning of shooting it was time for a well-deserved shoot lunch, where we enjoyed Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast with New Potatoes, Wilted Spinach, Chantenay Carrots and Velouté Sauce, with a delicious Lemon Meringue Roulade for dessert.

Wingfield Digby set the table for lunch

Wingfield Digby dressed the table for the shoot lunch

After all plates were cleared, it was sadly time to leave. All guests left with a goodie bag, including gifts from Fairfax & Favor, Atlas & I, Foxdenton Estate Gins, Wingfield Digby and County Equestrian Jewellers.

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Goodie bags for each of the guests were filled with gifts from Fairfax & Favor, Atlas & I, Foxdenton Estate Gins, County Equestrian Jewellers and Wingfield Digby.

 

We would like to thank the West London Shooting School for welcoming us to their picturesque shooting ground and taking fantastic care of our group. Find out what they’re getting up to on their FacebookTwitter and Instagram, as well as discovering the LightGun for yourself on our website.