Spanish Partridge – Fernando Saiz (PDF)
Spanish Partridge – Las Golondrina (PDF)
The shooting season in Spain runs from October 1st through February 28th. Driven partridge shooting in Spain has been a tradition going back centuries and has reached levels of excellence found nowhere else in Europe. You will find outstanding shooting as well as superb accommodation, hospitality and general organization. A combination of lovely weather, scenery, culture and delicious cuisine make for an exceptionally unique and memorable experience.
Access to Spain via Madrid is easy. The Madrid-Barajas Airport is efficient and our agents meet all incoming clients and assist with the clearing of shotguns and transfers to their hotel. You may choose to spend a night or two in the vibrant city of Madrid before or after your shoot.
You will be staying in one of the best estates in Spain in the middle of the beautiful Spanish countryside. There is nothing like Spanish hospitality. Guests are made to feel welcome and very much at home; some of the lodges are quite grand but even in such surroundings, a warm, intimate feeling prevails.
A key ingredient to the uniqueness of partridge shooting in Spain is the culture incorporated into the day. A day’s shooting consists of 4-5 drives. After the first or second drive traditional Spanish tapas are brought to the field and may include Spanish favorites like Jamon Iberico (dry cured Spanish ham), chorizo, Spanish omlette, fried calamari or manchego cheese.
Historically, the Spanish style of driven partridge shooting has been to present the birds to the guns low and fast. Although this is still the norm on many estates we are able to offer our clients any form of shooting they may be after, everything from the ‘Spanish Style’, to extreme birds coming off cliffs or a combination of the two. Every package is tailored to your requirements. Our favorite estates are Ventosilla, La Cuesta, Pinto Altos (Fernando Saiz – Spain) and Las Golondrinas. There are other excellent shoots available but these particular estates have been chosen for quality of shooting, excellent accommodation and warm hospitality.
Spanish Partridge shooting fits perfectly into the “Driven Shoot Calendar” with red grouse in August, partridge in the UK in September, Spanish partridge in October and pheasant in the UK in late November and into December.