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The Royal Mint set to sponsor the LAPADA Pavilion at The Game Fair


The Royal Mint, the UK’s oldest company and official maker of British coins, will be sponsoring the LAPADA Pavilion at The Game Fair this summer. Promising to be an unforgettable celebration of the British countryside, this year’s event takes place from Friday 28 July to Sunday 30 July in the stunning surroundings of Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. The LAPADA Pavilion will showcase a stunning collection of antiques, art, and design from some of the world's leading dealers. A popular attraction at the event since its addition in 2021,the LAPADA Pavilion offers visitors the chance to browse ...

The Royal Mint set to sponsor the LAPADA Pavilion at The Game Fair2023-04-20T16:18:03+00:00

Don’t be a dummy when it comes to gundog training


With the increasing emphasis on sustainability it’s more important than ever that our gundogs are fully prepared for their vital role. Julie Collins from Dog & Field details an innovative range of training dummies to help you out. It’s November, the Guns have been slipped, the sloe gin is being poured and the last drive is over… but not for you. You’re stood facing thick brambles and high nettles with your best dog by your side and the keeper has just asked you to pick the birds the last Gun dropped in there somewhere. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for, a true test of your dog, your handling and your training. But now the nerves kick in, you begin to question all the choices you made when training your dog. Have I done enough? Will it pick the birds from that cover? Will it leave them there? Where’s that gin when you need it? Setting your dog up for success Being invited to bring a dog on a shoot is truly a joy and something we look forward to throughout the close season. And if there’s a chance ...

Don’t be a dummy when it comes to gundog training2023-12-05T13:21:21+00:00

Aim To Sustain explains challenges to Environment Secretary


Aim to Sustain – a partnership of major shooting organisations – has written to the new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to outline issues facing the sector and its readiness to work with Government to manage the challenges facing the countryside. The letter to the Rt Hon Therese Coffey MP explains that Aim to Sustain partner organisations employ leading experts with unrivalled knowledge and experience of the benefits that can be delivered in wider biodiversity and habitat recovery. It has been signed by the heads of major shooting groups including Ian Bell ...

Aim To Sustain explains challenges to Environment Secretary2022-11-10T16:25:10+00:00

Country Food Trust enjoys success at The Game Fair


The Country Food Trust, this year’s official charity partner for The Game Fair at Ragley Hall, at the end of July, raised a total of £7,500 during the event. The team reported a fantastic weekend at the show, meeting old and new faces and would like to extend their thanks to The Game Fair, Ragley Hall, HRH Princess Anne and the Trust’s patrons Phil Spencer, Mike Robinson and Adam Henson. With special thanks to all the organisations who generously donated a share of their income over the weekend on point of purchase, including Rosemullion Distillery, Jack ...

Country Food Trust enjoys success at The Game Fair2022-09-01T13:10:53+00:00

Take a walk on the ‘water side’ with a visit to the Southampton International Boat Show


Switch the wellies for deck shoes and see what’s in store Taking place from 16-25 September, the Southampton International Boat Show, is the biggest marine showcase in the UK and one of Europe’s largest on-water events. Whether you’re a complete novice dipping your toes in for the first time or a seasoned pro looking for the latest kit or even a new boat, with hundreds of exhibitors, over 650 craft on display, a purpose-built marina, a whole host of attractions, a brand-new VIP experience and the best of all things marine, the show really has something ...

Take a walk on the ‘water side’ with a visit to the Southampton International Boat Show2022-08-31T15:49:37+00:00

John Rigby & Co. has an eye on the future


London gunmaker John Rigby & Co has appointed a new apprentice gunmaker as the company looks to the future, preparing for continued expansion and preserving niche gunmaking skills for future generations. Joshua Dunbar joined Rigby as an apprentice gunmaker and is based at the company’s Pensbury Place workshop and showroom in London. Joshua is the first apprentice to join the newly launched Rigby Academy, which will see him try his hand at all the different specialisms of gunmaking during a structured five-year training programme Joshua has already shadowed gunmakers specialising in stocks and metalwork and hopes ...

John Rigby & Co. has an eye on the future2022-08-18T14:14:36+00:00

Harriett Priest to serve Country Food Trust


The Country Food Trust – the official charity of The Game Fair for the past two years – has appointed Harriett Priest as an ambassador and events manager. Harriett grew up in Wiltshire, where game shooting and attending equestrian events were a big part of her life. They are still sports which she holds close to her heart however, since moving to London two years ago, they haven’t been too readily available. Harriett has been in the event sector for over 15 years, much of her experience has been with large scale, outdoor live events, which ...

Harriett Priest to serve Country Food Trust2022-08-18T13:55:10+00:00

EatWild launches shop amid sell-out success at The Game Fair


The game meat campaign EatWild has moved to another level following a successful stint at The Game Fair at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, unveiling its own online shop to allow people to try game in their own homes. Hundreds of people from all walks of life swarmed the British Game Assurance (BGA) stand at the event at the end of July, where the EatWild team were cooking up free samples, handing out recipe books and getting the public excited to back British game. EatWild is the BGA’s public-facing campaign for game, where all references to shooting are ...

EatWild launches shop amid sell-out success at The Game Fair2022-08-18T13:38:03+00:00

David Orr CBE proposed as next Canal & River Trust chair


David Orr CBE proposed as next Canal & River Trust chair The Canal & River Trust, which runs the have-a-go fishing and tuition at The Game Fair each year, is set to appoint David Orr CBE as its new chair, subject to formal approval. David will join the Trust for an initial term of three years in the unpaid role and, alongside the charity’s other volunteer board directors, will lead the Trust’s decisions on policy and strategy, legal oversight of the Trust’s wide range of statutory duties, and provide direction to the Trust’s chief executive and his team. He joins the ...

David Orr CBE proposed as next Canal & River Trust chair2022-08-18T13:35:18+00:00

Fairfax & Favor and Le Chameau forge ‘L’Alliance’ at Game Fair


Fairfax & Favor and Le Chameau forge ‘L’Alliance’ at Game Fair Two of Britain’s iconic country brands, Fairfax & Favor and Le Chameau, unveiled their L’Alliance boot collaboration to a packed stand at this year’s Game Fair at Ragley Hall. Invited media and guests – fuelled by cocktails from 12Keys and sustainably sourced seasonal game canapes by Cocotte – welcomed the boot, which is a combination of each brand’s most signature designs, the Regina and the Chasseur. Among the VIPs and industry influencers attending were Adam Henson, JB Gill, Aly Vance, Tom Payne and Ben Randall. Since the launch at The ...

Fairfax & Favor and Le Chameau forge ‘L’Alliance’ at Game Fair2022-08-18T13:28:51+00:00

Fly tying returns to Fishing Village


The fine art of fly tying will once again be in evidence in The Game Fair’s famous Fishing Village this summer. Fly-tying material specialist Veniard will be bringing its team of fly tying experts who will be busy throughout the weekend demonstrating their craft and offering help and advice to fly anglers. The ever-popular feature will be situated in one of the main runs of units along the side of the village, making it an integral part of the whole area. The Game Fair’s angling consultant, John Hunter, said: “I am delighted that Veniard and its ...

Fly tying returns to Fishing Village2022-05-12T18:12:30+00:00

The Game Fair heralds the start of National Fishing Month


Following a successful relaunch in 2021, National Fishing Month is back for 2022 and will be the biggest year ever with the Angling Trades Association, Angling Trust and the Environment Agency joining forces to bring angling to the masses! The event, which celebrates the wonderful world of fishing, will run between Monday, August 1st and Wednesday, August 31st but organisers including the ATA, EA and Canal & River Trust will be at The Game Fair in the run-up to the venture to explain more to visitors. This year’s campaign sees the launch of a brand new ...

The Game Fair heralds the start of National Fishing Month2022-05-12T18:07:19+00:00

The UK’s favourite game meats revealed


When it comes to cooking with game, one type of meat is generating more interest than any others – venison – thanks to the fact it is sustainable, lean and healthy and in plentiful supply in the UK. That’s according to specialist supplier Wild and Game, which analysed Google Trend Data from the past 12 months to compare average search interest for different types of game recipes. Venison topped the list, followed by pheasant, with pigeon, partridge and wild boar following behind. Wild and Game co-founder Steven Frampton said: “It’s not surprising to see venison leading ...

The UK’s favourite game meats revealed2022-03-24T17:04:23+00:00

BASC commits to hen harrier recovery plan


The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is to contribute £75,000 towards Natural England’s hen harrier recovery work over the next three years, via its Legacy Fund. Three annual payments of £25,000 will aid Natural England’s objectives of winter roost monitoring, support and education around diversionary feeding, and the southern reintroduction of the species. The three-year agreement follows initial support of £10,000 towards the funding of two Natural England field staff to undertake winter monitoring. This funding will support Natural England in its work to proactively liaise with land managers on immediate protection and longer-term conservation measures. It will also enable ...

BASC commits to hen harrier recovery plan2022-03-24T16:57:30+00:00

Charles hangs up his casting rod at The Game Fair


Some people are entrenched in the history of The Game Fair and few more so than renowned fly angler (not to mention artist and author) Charles Jardine who stepped down from the Casting Pool platform at the end of this year’s show. After 38 years of fly-casting demonstrations, Charles has decided to move aside and encourage younger blood into the arena. He won’t be leaving The Game Fair scene entirely – he will continue to have a presence at The Game Fair with his charities Fishing For Schools and Castaway (the latter launched during the weekend) ...

Charles hangs up his casting rod at The Game Fair2021-11-17T10:52:31+00:00

Leading rural groups join forces with aim to highlight sustainable shooting


Key UK rural organisations launched a formal partnership to promote the many conservation and community benefits that make the countryside a better place for all to enjoy. The launch of ‘Aim to Sustain’ was revealed at The Game Fair last Friday and the partnership highlight the crucial role that sustainable game shooting plays in delivering biodiversity net gain through preserving and protecting cherished rural landscapes and a tremendous array of wildlife. It will also focus on showcasing the contribution that game management makes to sustaining rural communities, providing high quality food and making the countryside a place that visitors ...

Leading rural groups join forces with aim to highlight sustainable shooting2021-11-17T10:52:31+00:00

Major Abu Dhabi event partners with The Game Fair


Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) and The Game Fair have signed a multi-range joint partnership between the two leading events. Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative of Al Dhafra region and chairman of Emirates Falconers’ Club (EFC), the 18th edition of ADIHEX will take place from September 27th to October 3rd, under the theme of “Sustainability & Heritage… A Reborn Aspiration…” Under the terms of the deal, ADIHEX has become the main sponsor of the falconry area at The Game Fair – with the partnership ...

Major Abu Dhabi event partners with The Game Fair2022-02-14T10:31:31+00:00

The Game Fair – back with a bang!


The Game Fair at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, proved to be a roaring success as it made a spectacular return for 2021. To almost universal acclaim from exhibitors, sponsors and a staggering 119,378 visitors alike, the event became a true celebration of a return to some form of normality. Exhibitors revelled in the opportunity to meet customers face to face, many for the first time in almost 18 months, while visitors couldn’t get enough of the chance to get hands on with the latest products, clothing, jewellery, art and much more, not to mention sampling some amazing ...

The Game Fair – back with a bang!2021-11-17T10:52:32+00:00

Back with a bang: A record attendance on opening day of The Game Fair


The Game Fair experienced the busiest ever opening day in its 62-year history, bringing a total of 119,378 people across all three days back together safely to enjoy the festival of the Great British countryside once again. Following ‘Freedom Day’, The Game Fair was the first large-scale event in Britain. Despite forecasts of thunderstorms and torrential rain for Saturday and Sunday, but the weather was perfect, encouraging many visitors to stay until closing time on Sunday evening. Among them were passionate countryside enthusiasts who return year after year to enjoy top-level shooting; the best gundog competitions ...

Back with a bang: A record attendance on opening day of The Game Fair2021-11-17T10:52:32+00:00



In reaction to the Government announcement this evening The Game Fair team can confirm the event will be going ahead safely from 23-25th July as planned. Events such as The Game Fair, agricultural shows, flower and garden shows, were previously sanctioned as part of the Government’s Phase Two relaxations announced on April 12th with greater freedoms given as part of May’s Phase Three measures. “We have been overwhelmed with positive support and reaction” commented Managing Director, James Gower. “The Game Fair team have already planned and implemented additional measures to safeguard and reassure our visitors and ...

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