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Countryside Alliance

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Tel: +44 207 840 9298
Email: events@countryside-alliance.org
2015 Countryside Alliance

COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE
NORTH AMERICAN CHAPTER
NEW YORK SPORTING AUCTION

COUNTRYSIDE

WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2015

The voice of the countryside

Sothebys

ALLIANCE

C O U N T RY S I D E
ALLIANCE
Londons impeccably English luxury hotel

NEW YORK
AUCTION
at
The Racquet and Tennis Club,
370 Park Avenue,
New York
NY10022
in conjunction with

on Wednesday 18th November 2015


Drinks 6.30 pm Auction commences at 7.30 pm
ADMISSION TO THE RECEPTION AND AUCTION IS BY INVITATION ONLY.
Commissioned Bids may be submitted to Sothebys
up until 5.00 pm on Wednesday 18th November 2015 on
Tel. 212 894-1801 Fax 212 894-1462

Exceptional rooms and suites,


flawless five-star service and fabulous London dining

The Countryside Alliance would particularly like to extend


its grateful thanks to all those who have so generously
donated to this Auction.
For further information prior to the auction please call +44 207 840 9298
Or email events@countryside-alliance.org
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FOREWORD FROM TIM BONNER


I am sorry that I cannot be with you tonight, but thank you all for
attending the 25th Countryside Alliance New York Sporting Auction.
I thought it might be helpful to explain exactly why your support is so
important to us.
It may be difficult to comprehend from the other side of the Atlantic
but hunting, in all its forms, is becoming a defining political issue in the
UK. Fox hunting has, of course, long been used as a simplistic
shorthand for the sort of class war politics some politicians want to pursue but cannot admit to. Game shooting is increasingly being portrayed
in a similar light. The idea that nearly a million people who hunt in the
UK represent an exclusive minority engaged in an unacceptable activity
is clearly nonsense, but the fact that it has gained significant support within one of our two main
political parties shows how urbanised our small, densely populated island has become.
If you struggle to believe that serious politicians could hold such views then the example of our
current shadow Secretary of State for Environment and Agriculture illustrates the battles we
face. She not only believes that all hunting should be banned, but is also a militant vegan who
campaigns against meat eating and livestock farming.
However, the picture is far from totally gloomy. Fox hunting has survived the unjustified
legislation that attempted to wipe it out. The Countryside Alliance and hunts have waged an
extraordinary campaign of opposition to the hunting ban which has ensured that 10 years after
it came in to force as many hunts are operating and as many people are hunting behind hounds
as they were when it came into force. That has stopped the animal rights movement in its tracks
and allowed other forms of hunting, especially game shooting, to grow in popularity.
The Countryside Alliance exists to ensure that hunting in the UK, in all its unique and
wonderful forms, continues to prosper as part of our rural way of life. Tonight you have the
opportunity to sample some of the very best sport the British countryside has to offer with
the added benefit of knowing that every penny you spend will go towards ensuring that it will
remain available to future generations. So please bid away confident in the knowledge that you
are donating to a vital cause.

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Tim Bonner
Executive Chairman

AUCTION LOTS 2015


LOCATION OF LOTS
LOT1 LUNCH FOR TWO WITH THE CHAIRMAN AT AINTREE RACECOURSE ON
GRAND NATIONAL DAY WITH A COURSE WALK FROM MARCUS

ARMYTAGE ESQ AND BROUGH SCOTT ESQ
LOT 2 LUNCH AND CASTING LESSON WITH A TRUE FISHING LEGEND
LOT 3 A DAYS WOODCOCK SHOOTING FOR EIGHT GUNS AT THE BEAUTIFUL
BELLE ISLE ESTATE IN CO. FERMANAGH WITH A TWO NIGHT STAY AT THE
BELLE ISLE CASTLE
LOT 4 A FABULOUS TWO DAY DARTMOOR RIDING ADVENTURE FOR TWO
LOT 5 The Ultimate two day British golfing trip for four people
LOT 6 AN UNMISSABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR EIGHT GUNS TO ENJOY TWO DAYS
GAME SHOOTING AT THE RENOWNED ALTCAR ESTATE, LANCASHIRE
LOT 7 TWO DAYS FISHING FOR TWO LUCKY FISHERS ON TWO GRAND DAME
RIVERS OF ENGLAND
LOT 8 HUNTING FOR TWO WITH THE MIDLAND FOX HOUNDS, GEORGIA

LOT 19

LOT 9 TWO DAYS DRIVEN GROUSE SHOOTING FOR NINE GUNS ON TWO RENOWNED MOORS IN DURHAM AND NORTHUMBERLAND ON 7TH AND
8TH OCTOBER 2016, WITH THREE NIGHTS ACCOMODATION
LOT 10 THE FORTS, PALACES, DESERTS AND WILDLIFE OF RAJASTHAN FOR TWO
PEOPLE

LOT 9
LOT 11

LOT 11 A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR FOUR PEOPLE TO TAKE PART IN ONE OF


YORKSHIRES MOST RENOWNED SPORTING EVENTS WITH A TWO NIGHT
STAY AT THE FABULOUS SWINTON PARK HOTEL

LOT 1,6

LOT 12 A TWO NIGHT STAY AT THE CAPITAL HOTEL AND HOSPITALITY FOR TWO
AT ROYAL ASCOT WITH A DRIVER TO AND FROM THE EVENT

LOT 18

LOT 13 AN UTTERLY UNIQUE FISHING EXPERIENCE WITH AMERICAS RISING



STARS FOR TWO FISHERS

LOT 5

LOT 14 TWO 500 BIRD DAYS OF THE VERY BEST PARTRIDGE SHOOTING AT LA
NAVA, SPAIN, FOR FOUR GUNS

LOT 7,12
LOT 4

LOT 7

LOT 15 TWO DAYS SALMON FISHING ON THE GLORIOUS OWENMORE RIVER FOR
TWO RODS, INCLUDING THREE NIGHTS BED AND BREAKFAST AT

BALLYNAHINCH CASTLE HOTEL, CONNEMARA, CO. GALWAY, IRELAND
LOT 16 MILE HIGH FLY FISHING FOR TWO FLY FISHERS
LOT 17 HUNTING FOR TWO WITH THE ARAPAHOE HUNT IN COLORADO
LOT 18 Shooting on the Belvoir Estate, Grantham

LOT 19 A FANTASTIC DAY SALMON FISHING FOR TWO RODS ON THE RIVER
TWEED, SCOTLAND, WITH TWO NIGHTS STAY AT THE MAGNIFICENT
MANDERSTON

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Sale Name Tally-Ho on Wednesday 18th November 2015


I hereby request Sothebys, without any legal obligation of any kind on their part, to execute the bids
any applicable taxes. I agree that the bids are made in accordance with the Conditions of Sale which
are printed in the catalogue for the auction and govern all purchases that I make (as amended by any
announcement made by Sothebys or the Auctioneer at any time prior to the fall of the hammer).
All Absentee Bids must be received by Sothebys no later than 5.00pm EST on the date of the
auction. All bids made by telephone must be arranged in advance and are recorded.
1334 York Avenue, New York,
NY 10021 Bid Department Tel: (212) 606 7193
Please mail or fax Absentee Bids to:
Jessica Crenshaw, Sothebys, 1334 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212-894-1801Fax: 212-894-1462
jessica.crenshaw@sothebys.com

NAME (Block Capitals)


ADDRESS

3.The auctioneer has the right to refuse any bid and to


advance the bidding at his absolute discretion and in the
case of error or dispute, to put up an item for bidding
again.

5. Buyers are responsible for satisfying themselves


concerning the condition of the goods and the matters
referred to in the catalogue description.

Telephone No (Daytime)

FOR OFFICE USE

2.The Buyer shall be the person with the highest bid


accepted by the auctioneer.

4. Statements by the Countryside Alliance in the


catalogue or made orally or in writing elsewhere,
regarding the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium,
attribution, genuineness, provenance, condition or
estimated selling price of any Lot are merely statements
of opinion, and are not to be relied on as statements of
definitive fact. Neither Sothebys nor the Countryside
Alliance are responsible for the correctness of any such
statement nor for any other errors of description or for
any faults or defects in any Lots. Catalogue illustrations
are for guidance only. Estimates of the selling price
should not be relied on as a statement that this price is
either the price at which the Lot will sell or its value for
any other purpose.

Signed

Lot

1. Sothebys acts as agent for the Countryside Alliance.


Unless otherwise agreed, the sale of the Lots will result
in contracts made between the Countryside Alliance
and the Buyer.

Description

Entd

Limit

Invoice

6. If a prospective buyer gives Sothebys instructions


to bid on his behalf, by using the form printed in the
catalogue, Sothebys shall use reasonable efforts to do
so, provided these instructions are received not later
than 24 hours before the sale. If Sothebys receives
commission bids on a particular Lot for identical
amounts, and at auction these bids are the highest bids,
it will be sold to the person whose bid was received
first. Sothebys and the Countryside Alliance are not
responsible for any errors with respect to commission or
telephone bids.

services for sale remains with the Donor until sale.


9.The Estate and the person designated by it reserve the
right to ask any gun to leave the field if he is shooting
in a dangerous fashion, and no refund will be given.
10.The anticipated bag for the day, subject to weather
conditions, is as stated, but no warranty whatsoever is
given in this respect.
11.The Estate and the person designated by it reserve
the right to cancel the days shoot before shooting
begins in the event of adverse weather conditions.
Buyers may like to take out pluvious insurance to cover
such eventualities.
12. Neither the Estate nor the Countryside Alliance are
liable for any death or personal injury or loss or damage
to equipment arising out of any accident that may occur
in the course of a days shooting for any reason.
13. Legal liability insurance (cover 10 million) will
be provided through membership of the Countryside
Alliance.
14.The right to participate in the sporting event
is personal to the purchaser and may not be sold,
transferred, assigned or otherwise disposed of to any
third party.
15. Following the sale, the buyer must provide the
Countryside Alliance with his or her name and
permanent address.
16. All Lots are to be paid for in full on the night of the
sale at the Payment Desk. All Lots are to be collected
by the buyer on the night of the sale, but no Lot can be
taken unless it has first been paid for in full. The buyer
will not acquire title to the Lot until all amounts due to
the Countryside Alliance have been paid in full.

7. The Countryside Alliance and Sothebys cannot be


liable for any personal injury or property damage which
may arise out of any Lot.

17. These Conditions of Sale are subject to English


law, which shall apply to their construction as well as
to their effect. For Sothebys benefit, the Countryside
Alliance and the buyer submit to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the English courts from the time of
collection, the Lot will be entirely at the Buyers risk.

8. All items for sale have been donated to the


Countryside Alliance. Title to the donated goods/

18. All Lots have one years warranty from day of


purchase unless stated otherwise in the copy.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BUYERS


ESTIMATES
There are no estimates detailed in the catalogue.
Estimates of the value can be obtained from the
HOW TO BID
In Person
The Auction will start at 7.30pm
By Post
A bid form can be found on page 8 of this
form, including the name of the sale, Lot number(s),
maximum amount you are willing to bid, your
name, address, telephone number and bank
reference and forward this information to:
Jessica Crenshaw
Sothebys
1334 York Avenue, New York NY 10021
Tel: 212-894-1801Fax: 212-894-1462
jessica.crenshaw@sothebys.com
Absentee Bidders
It is not necessary to attend the auction to bid. If
will bid on your behalf. Alternatively, by advance
will act as your personal representative at the sale
and take your instructions by telephone. For further
information please call the above number.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
All Lots are to be paid for in full on the night of the
sale at the Payment Desk. Payment can be by dollar
cheque made payable to the Countryside Alliance
or by credit card, being Visa, Mastercard and AMEX.
TAX EXEMPT PAYMENT FOR AUCTION
LOTS BY BUYERS
Payment for any Lot purchased in this auction may
be made by contribution to Countryside Alliance
USA inc.The rate of exchange will be Sothebys
rate for the day. Countryside Alliance USA inc. is
a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organisation. Donations to it
are tax deductible to the extent by law. A receipted
invoice will be sent to the successful bidder for
the commercial value of any Lot purchased. If the
invoice is to be paid through a business,VAT at the

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rate of 20% will be applicable to any lots originating


in the UK. Cheques should be made payable to:
Countryside Alliance USA inc and sent to:
Events Department, Countryside Alliance,
1 Spring Mews, Tinworth Street, London
SE11 5AN, UK
FURTHER INFORMATION
Additional information both prior to and following
the auction can be obtained from:
Countryside Alliance
1 Spring Mews
Tinworth Street
London, SE11 5AN
UK
Tel: +44 207 840 9298
events@countryside-alliance.org
CLAUSES FOR AUCTION CATALOGUE
do not include
Accommodation Items of a personal nature
Gratuities Transfers Ammunition Travel. All of
these can be arranged by the Countryside Alliance
but are to be paid for by the purchaser directly.
IN THE EVENT OF THE CANCELLATION OF AN
EVENT PURCHASED FROM THIS CATALOGUE,
DUE TO A REASON WHICH MIGHT BE
REASONABLY CLASSIFIED AS FORCE MAJEURE,
THE DONORS AND THE COUNTRYSIDE
ALLIANCE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO MOVE THE
EVENT TO ANOTHER MUTUALLY AGREEABLE
DATE OR LOCATION.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR THE


SHOOTING AND FISHING LOTS
The Countryside Alliance can organise for professional
drivers, together with their own comfortable, fourwheel drive vehicles, to collect you from the airport,
or some other agreed location, drive you from location
to location, and look after and clean your shooting and
happily act as such during your shoot if you require.
Remuneration is to take place directly between the
purchaser and the driver concerned but a typical daily
rate might be 200 plus expenses.

LOT 1
LUNCH FOR TWO WITH THE CHAIRMAN AT AINTREE
RACECOURSE ON GRAND NATIONAL DAY WITH A
COURSE WALK FROM MARCUS ARMYTAGE ESQ AND
BROUGH SCOTT ESQ
KINDLY DONATED BY ROSE PATERSON, MARCUS ARMYTAGE ESQ AND BROUGH
SCOTT ESQ
A unique opportunity for two people to have
a battlefield tour of the world famous Aintree
Grand National with Marcus Armytage, winning
jockey of the 1990 race on American owned
Mr Frisk, together with leading journalist and
television presenter Brough Scott. The successful
bidders will get close to some of Aintrees most
famous obstacles such as The Chair, Bechers
Brook and The Canal Turn. This lot includes
admission badges and lunch with Aintree
Chairman Rose Paterson in her private facility.

To be taken on Saturday 9th April 2016.

LOT 2
LUNCH AND CASTING LESSON WITH A TRUE FISHING
LEGEND
KINDLY DONATED BY JOAN WULFF
Joan Salvato Wulff is justifiably regarded as the
First Lady of American fly fishing, if not fly
fishing period. Joan redefines the word
Legend and there can be no better ambassador
for the sport. History shows that she won her
first national casting tournament at the age of
sixteen. She designs rods for R.L. Winston, the
fabled Montana based fly rod company, written
internationally revered books on fly casting and
runs the prestigious eponymous Casting School
in the Catskills where her panache with a fly rod
has to be seen to be believed. Above all Joan is
one of the most gracious and delightful people
you will ever meet. A moment in the company
with this rather extraordinary lady is golden.

Joan will be available to have lunch with two


people in the Catskills and a 1 hour casting
session at the fishing school can be taken either
before or after lunch.

To be taken in April 2016 on a mutually agreeable date.


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LOT 3

LOT 4

A DAYS WOODCOCK SHOOTING FOR EIGHT GUNS AT THE


BEAUTIFUL BELLE ISLE ESTATE IN CO. FERMANAGH WITH
A TWO NIGHT STAY AT THE BELLE ISLE CASTLE

A FABULOUS TWO DAY DARTMOOR RIDING ADVENTURE


FOR TWO

KINDLY DONATED BY THE DUKE OF ABERCORN


The Belle Isle Estate, set in 470 acres of stunning
Irish countryside, offers extremely high quality
driven woodcock shooting. The woodlands are
ideally suited for these fast, nimble birds allowing
guns to really test their skills.
Belle Isle Castle is set on its own private island
in the middle of Upper Lough Erne. It dates
back to the 16th century and has been home to
generations of nobles. Accommodation has been
arranged for two nights for eight guns in eight

luxurious bedrooms with four-poster beds and


en-suite bathrooms, each totally unique in the
Hamilton Wing.
More shooting and additional guests/partners
are welcome by separate arrangement with the
Estate and at additional cost. A further five
bedrooms in the newly renovated Abercorn
Wing of Belle Isle Castle are also available if
required at a cost.

Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included each day. Non shooting guests are welcome at
an additional charge. Drinks, tips and cartridges are not included.

KINDLY DONATED BY LIBERTY TRAILS


Treat yourself to a thrilling adventure on
horseback with Liberty Trails staying in the
stunning Bovey Castle, set in a 275 acre estate in
the heart of Dartmoor National Park.
This experience offers the ultimate escape to
delight all the senses and reinvigorate the mind.
It combines two days of exhilarating riding with
a three-night stay at Bovey Castle. After a full
day trail riding and lunch at a remote beauty
spot, youll return to Bovey Castle to relax with a
reviving spa treatment before enjoying dinner in
one of the hotels stylish restaurants.
You will discover the secrets of Dartmoor, one
of the UKs last wildernesses, and explore this
remote and isolated region. It is the highest, least
spoilt and least populated region in England and
offers unrivalled riding country.
You will ride through stunning scenery, past
prehistoric settlements and through some of
Europes finest examples of the Bronze Age.

Included:Transfers from Exeter Airport and Exeter train station. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and spa
treatments.
Drinks are not included.To be taken between March 2016 and November 2016. Please book in
advance.

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LOT 5

LOT 6

The Ultimate two day British golfing trip for


four people

AN UNMISSABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR EIGHT


GUNS TO ENJOY TWO DAYS GAME SHOOTING
AT THE RENOWNED ALTCAR ESTATE, LANCASHIRE

KINDLY DONATED BY THE DUKE OF BEDFORD, THE CENTURION CLUB, SOPWELL


HOUSE AND THE CROWN
Enjoy a fourball at Woburn Golf Course, home
to the 15th Duke of Bedford, with an overnight
stay for four at the gorgeous Sopwell House,
followed by a fourball at the Centurion Golf
Club and a stay at The Crown in Amersham.
Woburn Abbey and the surrounding Estate
provide a stunning backdrop and historical
setting for Woburn Golf Club. Woburn boasts
three fantastic courses and the lucky winner is
able to choose which course they play depending
on availability. Two buggies, as well as a
complimentary lunch for four is also included.
This will be followed by a bed and breakfast stay
at Sopwell House, a Georgian country retreat
set in rural Hertfordshire. Sopwell House is
discreetly tucked away in stunning surroundings,
making it a true hidden treasure.

The private Centurion Golf Club features what


will become a world-renowned golf course,
designed by acclaimed international course
architect, Simon Gidman. The course is a
challenging one, meandering over spectacular
topography and featuring some 80 bunkers.
Accommodation and dinner will be provided at
The Crown, Amersham, which is a re-invention
of the traditional English Inn. With inglenook
fire places, crooked floors, a cobbled courtyard
and design that uses the English vernacular, The
Crown offers traditional hospitality in a modern
coaching inn setting.

To be taken before 17th July 2016, Monday-Friday only. Please note drinks are not included with the
dinner at The Crown.

TWO 200 BIRD DAYS AND OPTIONAL SIMULATED GAME DAY INCLUDED

KINDLY DONATED BY THE ALTCAR ESTATE


If your passion is shooting then Altcar Estate is
the place to visit. Once the shooting home to the
2nd Earl of Sefton, the Altcar Estate played host
to a number of Royal hunting and shooting days.
The Altcar Estate is set amongst 3000 acres of
farmland, woodland and cover crops offering
excellent mixed bird days. The Estate is known to
deliver challenging birds that test even the most
experienced guns.
To provide the full game shooting experience
and to ensure that guns get the best from their
driven days, Altcar Estate is also offering a
simulated game day. This gives a team of guns

the opportunity to sharpen their skills and have


some fun. Guests will be taken to a top shooting ground where flushes of up to 100 targets a
minute will be released from a cliff top in front
of the line of guns.
The Wirral Shoot, sister shoot to the Altcar
Estate, is situated in and around the picturesque
villages of Brimstage and Thornton Hough on
the Wirral peninsula.
Suggested itinerary:
Sunday arrive in the UK (Manchester airport
is closest)
Monday mixed bird day (partridge and
pheasant) shooting at Altcar Estate, 200 birds
Tuesday clay simulated game shooting at local
shoot club (optional)
Wednesday rest/leisure day
Thursday mixed bird day (partridge and
pheasant) at Wirral Shoot, 200 birds
Friday fly home

Included: Accommodation. Breakfast and lunch


with drinks on all shoot days.Transfers to and
from a local airport, and from hotel to shoot on
the shoot days are included.
Not Included: Air fares, breakfast and lunch on
non-shoot days. Evening meals and drinks not
included therefore giving guests the option to
dine where they like.Tips, gun hire, coaching and
cartridges. No overages.
To be taken on the first week of November 2016.
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LOT 7

LOT 8

TWO DAYS FISHING FOR TWO LUCKY FISHERS ON TWO


GRAND DAME RIVERS OF ENGLAND

HUNTING FOR TWO WITH THE


MIDLAND FOX HOUNDS, GEORGIA

KINDLY DONATED BY ANDREW IMPEY ESQ, CHARLES JARDINE ESQ AND


SHARON MANN

KINDLY DONATED BY MASON AND


MARY LU LAMPTON

This lovely lot starts in London with tea at the


London Fly Fishers Club and a conducted tour
of the archives; which include Isaac Ealtons
Creel, G.E.M Skues Fly rod, The Mosely
Collection of insects and, of course, the
collection of historic flies of F.M. Halford. Spend
the following days guided on two grand dame

You are invited to hunt with The Midland Fox


Hounds, a crossbred pack that was founded by
Ben Hardaway. Their quarry is primarily coyotes,
with foxes and bobcats upon occasion. The
country is in the Black Belt of the South, so
named for the black soil that creates wonderful
grazing for cattle. The pastures are rolling with
large streams lined with hardwoods. The fences
are chicken coops no larger than 42 inches. For
the most part, the coyote run in large circles at
a fierce pace. It is not unusual to cover up to

rivers of England; a day on the lyric Upper


Itchen made famous by Lord Grey and very
rarely offered to visiting rods; and a day on the
middle Test at Lower Brook that, to our
knowledge, has never been fished by a
visiting guest rod.Your host will be, among
others, Charles Jardine.

To be taken during the 2016 season. All equipment (except waders, although these can be arranged)
will be provided by the host.

twenty miles on a
run and therefore
this may be
unsuitable for
beginners.
You are invited to
stay at Mason and Mary Lu Lamptons
Highlog Lodge in the hunt country. They will
also provide horses. The best time to visit is
October, November and late February.

LOT 9
TWO DAYS DRIVEN GROUSE SHOOTING FOR NINE GUNS
ON TWO RENOWNED MOORS IN DURHAM AND
NORTHUMBERLAND ON 7TH AND 8TH OCTOBER 2016,
WITH THREE NIGHTS ACCOMODATION
KINDLY DONATED BY MRS ANTHONY SCOTT-HARDEN AND MARTIN GEORGE
ESQ
first day, Friday 7th October will be spent on the
Newbiggin & Hunstanworth Estate, and on 8th
October you will shoot on Stanhope Moor. The
expected bag is 100 brace on each day. Lunch
will be provided for guns and their partners on
both days.

This is an outstanding opportunity for nine double guns to experience two days of exceptional
driven grouse shooting on neighbouring estates
in the North Pennines in October 2016. The

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The lot includes three nights accommodation,


with breakfast, from 6th 9th October at the
fabulous Lord Crewe Arms Hotel in the beautiful
medieval village of Blanchland, which is next to
both moors.

Transport and tips for loaders and keepers are not


included.
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LOT 10
THE FORTS, PALACES, DESERTS AND WILDLIFE OF
RAJASTHAN FOR TWO PEOPLE
Delhi - Samode/Jaipur Jodphur Jaisalmer Rohet Bera - Udaipur Bombay
KINDLY DONATED BY MAHOUT, THE LODHI, SAMODE PALACE, RAAS, THE SERAI,
MIHIR GARH, JAWAI LEOPARD CAMP AND BUJERA FORT
A unique opportunity to experience India in
style. Embark on this tour of Rajasthan in India
and visit some of the states hidden gems.
Begin your holiday in the lap of luxury in
Delhis foremost hotel, The Lodhi. Take in the
atmosphere of a true cosmopolitan city before
travelling to Jaipur where you will stay for two
nights at the Samode Palace. Lying in the Aravalli
Hills, Samode Palace is an excellent example of
Rajput-Mughal architecture. From here travel
to Jodhpur and the bright lights of the city to
stay in the gorgeous RAAS. Set in Jodhpurs old
walled city this boutique hotel offers a butler
serviced pool, a choice of two fantastic
restaurants and spectacular views of Meherangarh
Fort. The rooms are decorated in an understated
contemporary style, while traditional handcrafted Jodhpur red sandstone jhali (windows)
provide a bright contrast.
Continue into the heart of the Great Thar
Desert, to Jaisalmer, where the Sujan Hotels have
given a two night stay at The Serai, an
outrageously luxurious camp situated in
stunning desert surroundings. Enjoy a peaceful
sundowner in the golden dunes under a star lit
sky.
A drive back East across the desert brings you
to Mihir Garh, just south of Jodhpur, where
you will stay for two nights. This luxury retreat
is located in complete wilderness and is truly
spectacular. It is famous for riding, desert picnics
and camel safaris.
From here, you will head south through
stunning countryside to The Jawai Leopard

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Camp, situated north-west of Udaipur and a


fabulous base from which to witness the local
wildlife in its natural habitat. The Jawai
Leopard Camp has ten luxurious tents all situated
in beautiful landscapes surrounded by craggy
granite formations of caves.
Finally to Udaipur, also known as City of
the Lakes and a city rich in culture, history
and beautiful scenic locations. Bujera Fort is
Udaipurs only boutique hotel and is situated on
the edge of the small rural village of Bujera just
outside the city. With a backdrop of the Aravalli
Hills, the views from the Fort are stunning and
the hotel offers a very relaxed English country
house atmosphere. The perfect place to end your
Rajasthan odyssey!
On day 15 you will be driven to the airport in
time to board your flight to Bombay or Delhi.
Includes: Internal flights (Udaipur Bombay /
Delhi)
Chauffeur driven, air-conditioned transport by
Toyota Innova
Airport transfers, all sightseeing, guides,
monument entrance fees
Fuel and road tolls
The accommodation has been provided on a
complimentary basis throughout and includes:
The Lodhi Breakfast
Samode Palace Breakfast
RAAS Breakfast
The Serai Breakfast
Mihir Garh All meals
Jawai Leopard Camp All meals
Bujera Fort - Breakfast

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Not Included: International Return Flights from


New York Delhi
None of these hotels can be booked in 2015,
2016, 2017 between 21 Dec and 4 Jan and
cannot be booked beyond August 2017. All
hotels are subject to availability at the time of
booking. Should you wish to make any
additional arrangements/alter the itinerary, or
add additional guests, this can easily be done
through MAhout, the experts on India.
To realise this holiday, you should book at least
five months in advance (more if booking in
November, December or February) to avoid
hotels being fully booked. This trip can be
amended, increased or arranged to include more
people for any applicable extra cost.

LOT 11
A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR FOUR PEOPLE TO TAKE
PART IN ONE OF YORKSHIRES MOST RENOWNED
SPORTING EVENTS WITH A TWO NIGHT STAY AT THE
FABULOUS SWINTON PARK HOTEL
KINDLY DONATED BY LORD MASHAM
This is a unique opportunity to shoot some top
quality clays on one of Yorkshires finest estates.
You and your guests (a party of up to eight
people) will be chauffeur driven from Leeds
Bradford airport to Swinton Park, a luxury castle
hotel set in 200 acres of landscaped parkland in
the Yorkshire Dales. Once there, you will enjoy
a two night stay in four of the luxurious Dukes
deluxe double rooms, and two days of
competitive clay shooting and hospitality.
The team of four guns will start each day with
breakfast in the deer park, followed by six
immense simulated game drives including duck,
pheasant and grouse. After the shooting there will
be a champagne reception and a fabulous lunch
with fine wines. This really is a quintessentially
British clay day not to be missed!
Flights not included. Food will be included at
the shoot. Tables for the lunch are for eight, so
partners are welcome.
Lot includes a team for 9th and 10th May 2016.

Preferential rates available at the hotel when


booking additional nights.Transport from Leeds
Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle airports are
included.

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LOT 12

LOT 13

A TWO NIGHT STAY AT THE CAPITAL HOTEL AND


HOSPITALITY FOR TWO AT ROYAL ASCOT WITH A DRIVER
TO AND FROM THE EVENT

AN UTTERLY UNIQUE FISHING EXPERIENCE WITH


AMERICAS RISING STARS FOR TWO FISHERS

KINDLY DONATED BY DAVID AND KATE LEVIN, GUY HENDERSON ESQ AND
CHARLIE BOWMONT ESQ

George Daniel will be known to many as not


only a vital part of Fly Fishing Team America,
but author of Dynamic Nymph Fishing, which is
destined to be the definitive book and bible on
current subsurface techniques. Georges younger
brother Chris, is not only an esteemed West
Yellowstone Guide but also one of North
Americas more accomplished wildlife

A fantastic chance to experience a slice of true


British tradition. Royal Ascot (Tuesday 14th
Saturday 18th June 2016) Britains most valuable
race meeting is like nothing else, attracting many
of the worlds finest racehorses. Long seen as
a spectacle of fashion and style, referenced the
world over.

KINDLY DONATED BY GEORGE AND CHRIS DANIEL ESQS


photographers. The brothers have come together,
offering a day on the Pennsylvanias streams with
George and a day with Madison River Outfitters
with Chris. So, two brothers, two vastly different
regions of the USA, one opportunity to fish with
genius.

Dates and travel to be confirmed with Chris and George.

The Capital Hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge,


just a few minutes from Harrods, have offered a
two night stay for two people. The Capital Hotel
is an award winning five star boutique hotel that
will look after you as only a small hotel can.
This lot includes two Royal Enclosure badges
on a day of your choice (usually only available
to members), champagne reception and lunch
as a guest of the Chief Executive in the Royal
Enclosure Lodge.

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LOT 14

LOT 15

TWO 500 BIRD DAYS OF THE VERY BEST PARTRIDGE


SHOOTING AT LA NAVA, SPAIN, FOR FOUR GUNS

TWO DAYS SALMON FISHING ON THE GLORIOUS


OWENMORE RIVER FOR TWO RODS, INCLUDING THREE
NIGHTS BED AND BREAKFAST AT BALLYNAHINCH
CASTLE HOTEL, CONNEMARA, CO. GALWAY, IRELAND

KINDLY DONATED BY JAVIER MEDEM ESQ


La Nava is one of the finest partridge shooting
estates in Spain and nothing is too much trouble
for your hosts and their staff. This is an
experience not to be missed for four guns and
their companions.
Situated in the La Mancha region of La Nava
has built up a reputation over the last 10 years of
being one of the most luxurious and sought after
shooting estates in Spain. It is the perfect combination of a superb lodge, designed specifically for
shooting parties, non shooting companions and
excellent driven Spanish partridges.

The partridge shooting at La Nava is varied,


and this allows the owners to produce birds for
every occasion and for every style of shooting.
The winning bidder can expect everything from
traditional fast flying Spanish-style partridges
to the very high birds of El Baranco, where the
partridges are flushed off high hills to produce
stunning birds.
The newly completed lodge has been purpose
built to ensure that parties want for nothing:
saunas, a fully equipped gym, swimming pools
and beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms
make it hard to beat. The food and wine are
superb and the house staff are very
accommodating and quietly efficient.

KINDLY DONATED BY PATRICK OFLAHERTY ESQ


Ballynahinch Castle is located at the heart of the
Ballynahinch Estate, set against a backdrop of the
magnificent Twelve Bens Mountain Range in
County Galway, Southern Ireland. Comprising of
450 acres of beautiful woodlands, gardens, lakes
and rivers, it makes a truly glorious location to
spend two days salmon fishing for which there is
no rival in Ireland.
Fishing is by fly only and with just two rods per

beat, anglers are moved downstream on a halfday rotation to ensure a maximum amount of
water is covered during the day. Fishing guides
can be booked through the hotel, the cost of
which is not included.
A three night bed and breakfast stay for two
people at Ballynahinch Castle luxury hotel is
included, making this a truly special fishing
experience.

To be taken during the fishing season between 1st February and 30th September 2016.

The red-legged partridge shooting season opens


on 1st October and it is possible to shoot it
without interruption until 28th February (they
also shoot on Sundays). We recommend that you
contact La Nava as soon as possible to acquire
your preferred dates.

Included: Cartridges, hunting licenses, insurance, accommodation, spa, massage, transport to the nearest
airport. Should you prefer not to travel with your own guns La Nava has a wide variety of side-byside and over and under guns, both in 12 and 20 gauge.
Additional birds, guns or days are available by separate arrangement with La Nava.
Clients can also take advantage of the estates private runway, which can accommodate private jets.
Alternatively they can fly to Madrid, where you will be collected and driven to La Nava.
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LOT 16

LOT 18

MILE HIGH FLY FISHING FOR TWO FLY FISHERS

Shooting on the Belvoir Estate, Grantham

KINDLY DONATED BY ROBERT DENMAN ESQ AND CHARLES JARDINE ESQ

KINDLY DONATED BY THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF RUTLAND

A very rare opportunity to fish private waters in


and around Colorados Steamboat-Springs.Your
guide Robert Denman is local, but has recently
moved from the UK. Charles Jardine will also be
joining him to share his knowledge and expertise
with you. This will be for two days with a further
option for a third. All angling transportation,
bank-side meals and champagne will be provided
for the duration. This will be wade fishing.

A chance for eight guns to enjoy early evening


duck flighting on the Belvoir Estate, home of the
Duke and Duchess of Rutland. Return to
Croxton Lodge for an overnight stay, the perfect
place to relax after a busy day. Croxton Lodge,
located deep within the Belvoir Estate, boasts

two luxury residences fully equipped to the very


highest standards.You will be served champagne
and canaps in the evening before sitting down
to a fantastic dinner with delicious wine.
Breakfast will be provided the next morning
before you and your guests depart.

Accommodation is included for up to twelve guests.The expected bag is 150 birds, and tips and
cartridges are not included. Additional shooting is available by separate arrangement with the Belvoir
Estate. Early booking is advised where possible.

LOT 17
HUNTING FOR TWO WITH THE ARAPAHOE HUNT IN
COLORADO
KINDLY DONATED BY THE ARAPAHOE
HUNT
Nestled up against the beautiful Rocky
Mountains near Denver, Colorado, Dr Marven
Beeman, MFH and huntsman, a legend in his
own time, has a pack of pure English Hounds
that defy the dry climate and hunt like demons.
This is a very fast hunt, purely coyotes, which
they account for frequently. The terrain is flat and
desert-like with very long runs and the
occasional jump. Joint Master Mary Ewing will
be your hostess and will ensure fantastic horses
and wonderful accommodation along with
dinners and parties.

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LOT 19
A FANTASTIC DAY SALMON FISHING FOR TWO RODS ON
THE RIVER TWEED, SCOTLAND, WITH TWO NIGHTS STAY
AT THE MAGNIFICENT MANDERSTON
KINDLY DONATED BY HENRY BIRCH ESQ AND THE LORD PALMER
A days fishing for two rods on the Birgham Dub
Beat on the River Tweed, near Coldstream. The
beat, about a mile and a quarter of double bank,
includes the services of two boatmen and the
fishing hut.
Late August is the beginning of the Autumn
Run and the beat is renowned for providing
some of the best fly fishing on the River Tweed.

Dinner, bed and breakfast are provided at the


glorious Manderston; the private home of Lord
Palmer and supreme country house of Edwardian
Scotland. With opulent staterooms, the only silver
staircase in the world and extensive downstairs
domestic quarters, it is a private house on which
no expense has been spared.

To be taken on 29th and 30th August 2016.

Once the shooting home to the 2nd Earl of Sefton, close friend to Prince Regent
George IV, the Altcar Estate played host to a number of Royal hunting and shooting
days.
Situated in a country coastal location in the UK, Altcar Estate can offer a wide variety
of traditional English driven game including partridge and pheasant days.
Teams are welcomed and hosted from the private Altcar shoot lodge at the heart of
the estate.

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USA

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