Driven Pheasant & Partridge
WELCOME TO KEDLESTON ESTATE SHOOT
Based in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, Kedleston Estate is home to high-quality pheasant and partridge shoots with plenty of wooded areas, and well placed game covers for an exciting and challenging sport.
Rich & Henry
Since young teenagers we've always been heavily involved with the sport. Through years of love and experience, we decided it was time to set ourselves the challenge of running our own shoot. Seven years on, we looked to extend our passion by taking on Kedleston Estate Shoot.
We rear our own birds, pride ourselves in our hospitality and have never lost our passion from all those years ago. Find out more here.
Being experts in the local area, we also know the best places to stay during your visit (along with a few recommendations for the best food!)
In a relatively short period the Jones brothers have brought together an exciting team to ensure the smooth and efficient running of your shoot day.
As most guns know there is a small army of people who are often never seen but can be on occasions be heard in the woods and cover crops, they are The Beating Team.
Look behind you when in the gun line and you will see the Picking Up Team.
In 2020 Rich & Henry brought in one of then UK's top gun dog trainers in Emma-Louise Stevens at Cunningshot Dog Training to develop and train young beaters and handers to work with Rich and Henry to ensure the shoot has on hand the best and brightest in the field who share their willingness to do things differently and to re-establish Kedleston Estate Shoot as one of the premier shoots in the region.
THE KEDLESTON EXPERIENCE
The day starts at 8:30am at Kedleston Park to meet your fellow guns and your hosts.
Coffee, bacon rolls and a short safety briefing, pegs are drawn, before leaving for the first drive.
Social Distancing best practice will be observed.
Guns travel in either our open air gunbus or their own transport to the first drive, commencing at about 9:30am.
Face masks must be worn at all times in the gun bus and you will be issued your own bottle of Kedleston hand sanitiser on arrival.
Two drives will generally take place followed by elevenses in the field, subject to weather conditions.
A further 1 or 2 drives will then take place before returning to the local pub for a meal if required
REVIEWED BY THE GUNS
The team at Kedleston Estate demonstrate extraordinary skill, thoughtfulness, honourable character and professional excellence throughout.
The team are outstanding at what they do, but they’re also people I like and trust in equal measure. That makes all the difference.
Having contacted Richard Jones at Kedleston re our hosting a charity game shoot I was immediately impressed by his level of knowledge, the questions asked and the complete package he offered. Recommended.
As an experienced clay shot but a novice game shot at my first driven day Henry's calming words of wisdom and sense of humour were invaluable.
Mr & Mrs J Denton
A superb day and great fun. The team at the Kedleston Estate Shoot had everything covered.
They did all the hard work and enabled me to concentrate on being the host. Superb!
"The team and instructors at Kedleston were fantastic. They were faced with a team of mixed ability and ensured that everyone had a great time."
GAME DAYS TO SUIT ALL GUNS AND BUDGETS
Kedleston Estate Shoot can produce a driven days shooting to your requirements be it a 100 bird day or bigger we can design, set up and run your shoot day ensuring a range of challenging birds are presented in a safe and professional manner.
For more details and to arrange an event please contact Rich
If you have any questions or would like to book a day's shoot, submit the form or use the information below.
If you're looking for places to stay and eat in and around Kedleston, take a look at our recommendations to make the most of your visit.
Subject to weather and Covid-19 restrictions.
The team at Kedleston Estate are all highly experienced shots with years of knowledge to help you or your team of guns get on the birds. We pride ourselves that even first timer game shots can find suitable birds in every drive and the size of your teams smiles at the end of the day are ultimately the biggest and truest reflection of the day.
We also offer 1-2-1 coaching sessions as requested.
IN THE FIELD INSTRUCTION & LOADING
Our instructors can accompany you into the field on your driven day in either an instructor or loader capacity to ensure you get on the birds and get the most from your day. Our experienced loaders are certified, qualified and insured and can be provided on an individual or team basis to guns visiting the area or further afield as required.