A brand new gundog competition – The Mitsubishi Motors Estate Challenge – is being launched at this year’s CLA Game Fair, which is being held at Harewood House near Leeds in Yorkshire from Friday 31 July until Sunday 2 August.
Sponsored by Mitsubishi Motors UK, competition will be held on the Friday of the three-day show and is open to any estate to showcase their team of gamekeepers and picker-uppers with gundogs of any variety – pedigree or not.
Organised by Nick Clitheroe, each team will consist of two gamekeepers and two picker-uppers. The gamekeepers will shoot clays on the Shooting Line and their score will determine how much time and how many dummies are to be picked by the picker-uppers.
The CLA Game Fair’s Gundog Vice Chairman Amy Bates explained: “Many people pick-up with all sorts of dogs so this is a chance to see great team work by estate gamekeepers and picker-uppers with their favourite dogs which might be anything from terriers to lurchers as well as the more familiar spaniels and Labradors. Along with the fabulous prize of a Mitsubishi L200 Challenger for one year, the winning estate will be presented with the Levenghyl Cup.”
Angela Osman, Events & Sponsorship Manager at Mitsubishi Motors UK added: “We are delighted to be involved with this new award and continue our support of the CLA Game Fair this year. We would like to wish the very best of luck to all teams competing for this exciting accolade and prize vehicle.”
For an application form, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for entry is Wednesday 1 July.