- 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’s needs, whether they have limited experience or have never held a shotgun before.
The course culminates with all contestants meeting for the final day which is spent putting their new found skills to the test in a light-hearted competition over a variety of our clay shooting stands. This will take place on Thursday 26th April 2018. Lunch is provided and there is an opportunity to shoot some simulated pheasant drives and try rifle shooting in the afternoon. The day concludes with afternoon tea.
The top scoring contestant in both the Green will be presented with £1000 to spend at Holland and Holland. The top four contestants will be invited to join the gun line at a Holland & Holland game shoot. All of the participants who complete 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 £70 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 shooting course designed for those women who have completed the Green Feathers, or those with some shooting experience who wish to further improve their skills.
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 the opportunity to try rifle shooting.
The winner will receive £1000 to spend at Holland and Holland and together with the runner-up will be invited to join the 4 Green Feathers winners on a game shoot.
The Green and Silver Feathers contestants 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 2018, with the final taking place on Thursday 26th April 2018.
Before the final day and as an additional incentive, we will offer further lessons at only £70 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 Wednesday 27th April 2018.
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 skill of shotgun shooting.
Holland & Holland’s Green Feathers Course is aimed at women who are new to shooting or who have very limited shooting experience. The Silver Feathers is designed for those who have either completed the Green Feathers, or those who already have some shooting experience.
Full details can be found below.