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About Equine Sporting Claybirds
Equine Estate sits on 625 acres of beautiful native bush & planted out in 70,000 ornamentals which were planted when the farm changed hands in the spring of 1984, subsequently pheasant, partridge, quail and a herd of Danish fallow deer were introduced, this wildlife is abundant on this very private and peaceful part of the area.
A further development was setting up the clay-bird shooting course. Designed by a well known Rotorua sportsman, Bill Hamill the course is 2000 meters long and uses to advantage the natural location and ground cover. Set out on two fields there are fifty targets and 36 separate shooting stations, the targets simulate the habits of wild game, pheasant, rabbit, duck and more. The course is challenging - from 20 different traps, clay targets are released at different heights and speed imitating various wildlife, giving the shooter with as close to the real experience as possible. Gates open for four people with a maximum of sixty guests able to be catered for in one session.
A recent addition to the estate is a contemporary style Lockwood Chalet. Purpose built to complement the course, providing a relaxing environment to unwind and reminisce over the days activity; beautiful native timber dining tables capable of catering for up to 30 plus guests & surrounded by a schist stone fire place offering an all weather venue.
Partake in the famous Flying Stag BBQ which consists of a Pheasant and Venison Burger crisp salads and breads all complemented by a glass of NZ Award winning wine.