Adrian Caddy Archery (ACA) was formed by former TV executive and Nature Conservationist Adrian Caddy under the guidance of multi-title Field Archery Champion; Tony Weston (founder and owner of The Archery Company).
Adrian became a fully accredited Coach with the National Field Archery Society in 2005 and was immediately contracted by Living Heritage Events Ltd to host their Field Archery events at ALL Living Heritage Game & Country Shows throughout England from 2006 onwards.
Adrian has also attained Intermediate and Advanced Instructor Certification at the National Field Archery Association headquarters in the USA, and is an Archery GB (GNAS) Leader. ACA is fully insured and CRB-checked; Adrian and the ACA Team have been described as “Gifted, inspiring archery instructors” by private, corporate and youth organisations throughout Britain. Europe’s No.1 Archery publication, Bow International, is a regular publisher of Adrian’s articles and features.
Even if your bow skills have become rusty from lack of practise, ACA at Essex Game and Country Fair can help restore accuracy and fun through shooting their 3D targets, paper faces and balloon walls.
This year, the ATEO airguns range is to be exclusive to Living Heritage and will form a partnership with ACA Archery in the new Shooting Village.
2018 FINALS at Essex Game and Country Fair
- CO2 Speed pistol (come along and try to beat the World Record)
- Have a go ranges – adult and junior
- A ten metre Tesro Olympic rifle and pistol range
- A twenty metre bench rest competition with prizes at the final in Billericay from BSA (a new rifle not yet announced plus a BSA JSR junior rifle)
- New for 2018 Daisy are launching into the UK and we are lucky to have the only two Daisy inflatable five metre ranges using the Daisy Red Ryder range of rifles.
The best tuition, coaching and advice for field sports is available in our Shooting Village at Essex Country Show
RAPTOR (Responsive Aiming and Tactical Operation Range) is, as far as we can find, the first of its kind anywhere in the UK, and uses magazine fed paintball markers and a variety of tactical equipment to deliver a more realistic and unique paintball experience. Many people are put off from taking part in paintball because of the physical nature of the game and the pain from being hit! Well, our range takes the ‘pain’ out of paintball by shooting at interactive targets which don’t shoot back, all within a relaxed yet competitive environment!
Clay Pigeon Shooting is a thrilling experience, demanding calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reactions. Perfect your aim and shots and soon you will be notching up your ‘kills’.
Of course, these are not real birds and no one gets hurt, making it a great sport for all – young and old, men and women alike. Why not find out if you have what it takes on the ‘Have a Go’ stand and see if you can become a crack marksman in one of Britain’s fastest growing sports.
Clay Targets – Carol Brough
Starshot is a huge “half-circle target” that was designed as a new way to enjoy clay target skeet shooting. Invented in Scotland in the 1980s, the structure stands almost 30 feet high and is divided into 12 scoring segments. Clay targets are released on command and the shooter’s score is valued according to the zone in which the target is broken. ESPN ran a program with the same name – Starshot, in the late 80s and early 90s, with two teams of two playing against each other, with one person on each team being a professional marksman, and the other person being a popular athlete of the time (usually one who did have some experience with guns though).
The BBC also started a series of TV programmes on the same format. Celebrities such as the cricketer Ian Botham and Jackie Stewart appeared on the show. Commentary was by David Vine and after Eight months of hard graft and some serious investment have finally allowed Lancashire shooter, John Bridges, to realise a long held ambition to revitalise and re-launch the one and only mobile shooting rig known as; Starshot. After being lain up in an open ended barn for eleven years John totally stripped the mobile unit and rebuilt it from scratch, pumping a vast amount of his own money into it along the way. The idea of Starshot is to shoot each number from 1 to 12 in sequence in its own section plus a pair to finish which would give the shooter a maximum total of 88 if they had successfully hit them all.