Aboyne’s horse recue centre hosted another successful clay pigeon shoot which raises money for World Horse Welfare.
This was the fifth year in a row that the Belwade Farm rescue and rehoming centre has staged the event and all participants and visitors were able to take advantage of the brand new visitor centre and indoor arena, completed opened by HRH The Princess Royal in September.
The Smart family, with help from Brian and Susan Goodall, Cameron and Yvonne Hay, Steve and Carol Harmson and Ian and Susie Keith, have been running the Belwade Clay pigeon shoot for the last five years in aid of World Horse Welfare. They have successfully raised over £10,000 to date.
“The event is getting bigger and better each year, and is very well supported by the shooting community in the North-east of Scotland, said Audrey Smart a key organiser of the event.
“This year for the first time we have bought a quaich which has been engraved with the World Horse Welfare logo and the names of the winners. Once the quaich has been mounted on a plinth, it will be on display at the new Belwade Visitor Centre so do come along and see it; we aim to have it on site by mid November.”
Belwade’s Centre Manager Eileen Gillen, said: “This year we raised £3,760, our highest amount yet.”
The clay shoot featured classes in four different disciplines: Down The Line, Sporting, Two Man Flush and Pull Trap. C. Will in particular had a very successful day in the men’s classes. Results were as follows.
Sporting Classes: Men – 1st B. Purvis. 2nd C. Will. 3rd= J. Carter & N. Clemance;Ladies – 1st I. Bright. 2nd L. Smith. 3rd J. Lyall;Junior – 1st S. Brodie.
Down The Line Classes: Men – 1st C. Will. 2nd S. Harmson 3rd T. Shanks;Ladies – 1st = C. Harmson & H. Burnett;Junior – 1st J. Paton.
Two Man Flush:C. Will & J. Jamieson.
Pull Trap: C. Will