- The Green Feathers
The course takes place between February and late April and is held at our Shooting Grounds at Northwood, Middlesex. Each participant may book three one-hour lessons with one of our renowned instructors or share three two-hour lessons with a friend or fellow participant. Lessons are by appointment only, Monday to Friday, with some Saturdays available and are tailored to the individual needs of each of the ladies, whether they have limited experience or have never held a shotgun before.
The course culminates with all the ladies meeting for the final day which is spent putting their new found skills to the test in a fun competition over a variety of our clay shooting stands. This will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017. A delicious luncheon is served. After lunch, there is an opportunity to shoot some simulated pheasant drives and to try rifle shooting.
The day concludes with tea & scones. The four top scoring ladies from the competition will be invited to join the gun line at a Holland & Holland game shoot. All of the participants completing the course will receive an enamelled Green Feathers brooch.
The price for the course is £295, which includes gun hire, safety equipment, 50 cartridges & clays per lesson, and participation on the final day.
Before the final day, you can top up your practice by taking advantage of our discounted lessons at £65 per hour, and cartridges & clays are charged on consumption. These discounted lessons are available on weekdays only, so book early to avoid disappointment.
- The Silver Feathers
Holland & Holland’s Silver Feathers is a ladies shooting course designed for those who have completed the Green Feathers, or those with some shooting experience who wish to further improve their skills. The Silver Feathers course has proved extremely popular over the years, improving the shooting skills of hundreds of ladies whilst having fun along the way.
Participants will receive three one-hour lessons with 75 cartridges and clays included for each, the final competition and a two-course lunch for just £295. This includes a two-course lunch and the opportunity to shoot a simulated pheasant flush, as well as trying out some rifle shooting. The winner will receive a silver brooch and together with the runner-up will be invited to join the 4 winning Green Feathers girls on a game shoot.
The Green and Silver Feathers ladies come together on the final day, with the Silver Feathers shooting a slightly more testing course. Again, as with the Green Feathers course, some ladies may find it more convivial to participate with a friend, in which case there would be three two-hour lessons.
The next course runs between February and April 2017, with the final taking place on Wednesday 26th April 2017.
Before the final day and as an additional incentive, we will offer further lessons at only £65 per one hour lesson (plus cartridges and clays), a considerable saving over the normal price of £127. These discounted lessons are available Monday to Friday until Tuesday 25th April 2017.
The Green and Silver Feathers courses, designed exclusively for ladies, have become extremely popular over the years. Since the idea was born in 1995, Holland & Holland has introduced 1,700 ladies to the pleasure of shotgun shooting.
It is the combination of first-class shooting tuition and the final day of shooting with fellow lady shots which makes the feathers so successful.
Holland & Holland’s Green Feathers Course is aimed at those ladies with novice and beginners and those with very limited shooting experience. The Silver Feathers is a ladies shooting course designed for those who have completed the Green Feathers, or those with some shooting experience who wish to further improve their skills.