Video – Partridge shooting, Ventosilla Palace, Spain

Enjoy watching this 3-minute video on South African guest Aldo Rech’s second visit to Ventosilla Palace shooting partridges with his wife Michelle. In the short piece he talks about why he feels at home at Ventosilla and why the single gun system of paying for his own birds works well for him. Partridge shooting at Ventosilla with Frontiers Travel in …

Shooting in Spain – Two practical considerations

 Once again I have been very lucky to be a guest shooting in Spain and have loved it. It is always great shooting and the food is too good, one just eats and eats. You can read my previous blogs about Spain here and here but this year I have two practical considerations to reflect on:  The process of taking …

Ventosilla Palace

Spanish partridge shooting, Ventosilla, Spain

The first ever driven partridge drive to take place in Spain was at Ventosilla in 1884. It was my friend Antonio Cavero’s great-grandfather who organized this historical event and he, his son and now his great-grandsons (one of whom is Antonio) have been arranging partridge shooting at Ventosilla ever since. Today, Spanish partridge shooting has probably never been more popular …

Shooting in Spain – the conundrum

Shooting in Spain has been so often talked about in whispered tones as something special and different, a real treat because of the perceived expense and something that perhaps only the very privileged do. I recently had the good fortune to visit two contrasting estates in Spain, which led me to reflect on how we view Spain nowadays. First, it …