Clay Shoots

The GHSA run a series of clay shoots throughout the summer, starting on Good Friday.  This is a good way to keep in touch with each other once the hunting season has ended.

The shoots are popular and have been running for many years and raise a good amount for the GHSA funds, which help in purchasing much needed equipment for the hunt.

We have a few different classes to enter, from the open to a novice, along with fillies and colts classes for the younger person.  Each shoot counts towards a finals evening at the last shoot of the series. 

The shoots are kindly sponsored by local business, such as Northampton Gun Co, R&K Stockcraft, Loughran Bros, Linnell Bros, Welton Clay Shooting Academy, Courteenhall Shooting Ground & William Powell; without their generous support we could not run these.

We always need help on the evening of the shoots, either scoring or trapping, no experience needed as we can teach you, we even feed you on the night!!

Dates for 2024:

  • Friday 14 June - Wakefield Estate (at the fishponds) NN12 7QX
  • Friday 28 June - Central Farn, Canons Ashby NN11 3SD
  • Friday 12 July - Whitfield House Farm, Whitfield NN13 5TQ


The winners of the 2022 clay shoot finals are as follows:

Grafton Open Challenge Cup - Scott Shuckford

Brackley Gunsmith Perpetual Challenge Restricted Cup - F Jones

A White Leckhampstead Challenge Cup Novice Cup - E Grice

Grafton Colts Challenge Cup - A Christie & S Brodie

Grafton Ladies Cup - C King

Grafton Farmers Challenge Cup - R Kingham & P Weston

Sue Doust Veterans Challenge Cup - P Sharman

A.E.Busby Rosebowl awarded to the highest average for series - S Shuckford

Humphrey Farmers Cup for the Farmer of the night -  R Kingham & P Weston

Welton Clay Shooting Academy Fillies Cup - Phoebe Kilminster