Le Weekend Sportif

The weekend will involve the sporting pastimes of clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing and betting on point to point races! The weekend is on a fully inclusive basis (other than overnight accommodation if required) and is for your own party of 8 people. The programme of events is as follows:

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The Saturday - Meet at Ashbourne Sporting Estate around 9 to 9:30am for coffee and bacon rolls. The clay shoot will take place during the morning and will include a variety of simulated birds as well as a fast rolling rabbit. Lunch will be taken in the Ash Tree Inn (very close to Ashbourne). After lunch we return to Ashbourne for the afternoon of fly fishing.

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The Sunday - You will arrive at a prearranged spot near the point to point race course, before we all go through together. The challenge here is for you to pick the winning horse in each race (with this being informed to the Ashbourne team BEFORE the “off”!!) and the results will go towards the overall score of the weekend. Champagne Picnic lunch will be provided before the first race and afternoon tea will also be available. Each participant will nominate a horse in each race but this of course does not prohibit the spending of your own money on any other bets you would like!

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We calculate the results of the various challenges of “Le Weekend Sportif” and present prizes and at the conclusion of the races before returning home.

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The Points System

  • Clay Pigeon Shoot: You will have a practice at the shooting stands and then shoot 50 clays in a competition style format. Each clay you hit will count as one point, Maximum = 50 points
  • Fly Fishing: You score 10 points for every trout that is landed Maximum [4 fish] = 40 points
  • Point to Point: You choose one horse from each race and this is declared before the race. Each winner scores 10 points and 5 points for second. 6 Race card Maximum = 60 points

What’s included

  • Coffee and bacon rolls on arrival
  • Use of all shotguns, cartridges, clays and professional assistance from instructors throughout the shoot.
  • Two course lunch at Ash Tree Inn including all drinks
  • Use of all fly fishing equipment - and any fish caught can if you like be kept and cleaned and refrigerated overnight to take home.
  • Entrance to Point to Point, quality picnic lunch, afternoon tea.
  • Prizes

Weekend Dates available for 2015

GODSTONESunday 29th March
PENSHURSTSaturday 18th April
  • Note: Shoot and Fish will be done on the Saturday for Godstone and Sunday for Penshurst.

Price

  • The all inclusive cost per person for the weekend is £400 a head plus vat. You never know, if your personal bets come up you may well have a significant contribution towards the cost of your weekend courtesy of the bookmakers.
WE SAID IT WAS A SPORTING WEEKEND!