A clay shoot in support of the Countryside Alliance and The Nelson Trust is being held at Burden Court Farm, Glos GL12 7RW

Event details

This special sporting and social event will take place on Sunday 25th August

All proceeds from the day will go to the Countryside Alliance’s Campaign for Shooting and The Nelson Trust.

History of the Rib Eye Shoot:

Founders: Mike Mitchell and Ross Campbell Hill

The Rib-Eye Shoot began in 1999 as a fundraising initiative for the Gloucestershire branch of the Countryside Alliance. Devised by Glos CA branch members Mike Mitchell and Ross Campbell Hill, both local farmers and keen shots, as a fun clay pigeon shoot followed by an excellent steak lunch.  The first shoot was held at Chavenage on a very wet and windy day in April 1999 and has been hosted in turn by Joe Bullman at Avening and Jane Rook at Beverston. In 2003, the RIb Eye Shoot moved to Trull Farm as guests of Mike Mitchell, where it continued as a highlight of the sporting caledar until September 2014.

 Not only did Mike chair the Committee, but he was the linchpin to the event's success . Mike organised everything from signage to clays, catering to sponsors.

He did this with his usual cool aplomb, ensuring that all enjoyed the day and the C.A. and the charity of the day earned significant contributions.

Not many people know that Mike was the Chairman of the Gloucestershire branch of the Countryside Alliance for 14 years and he lead from the front. Fund raising not only through the Rib Eye Shoot but also the Cheltenham Countryside Day. 

As host to the event for 15 years, the Committee owe Mike and the Mitchell family a huge debt of gratitude.

In 2017, the Ribeye Shoot moved to Hazle Manor, where it was generously hosted by the Barrington family for two years. In 2019, it transfers to Tresham at the kind invitation of Tom Hatherell. 


Burden Court Farm



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Coffee and bacon sandwiches will be served from 8.30am, where teams will also need to register.

A briefing for all teams will take place at 9.15am, after which teams will depart for their respective stands.

On completion of shooting, teams will gather for Ribeye Steak lunch with wine.

Important information

The cost per team of four guns is £600 including lunch and wine.

Entry fee for Young Shots (before 12 noon) £350.

There are also a small number of additional tickets available for non-shooting friends wishing to attend. These are at a cost of £35 a head, to include refreshments on arrival and lunch.

A paper application form can be downloaded here (pdf)

Booking details

An online booking form is available below.

Please make your payment at the time of booking by one of the following methods: 

Please send cheques payable ‘The Countryside Alliance’ to Sara Rutherford, Rosenheim Farm, 6 Lower Westbury Rd, Bratton, Wilts BA13 4RH 

BACS payment to sort code: 40 05 20 and account number: 51502840 (Please include Team Name and Rib Eye as reference)


For further details or any queries, please contact Sara Rutherford by phone: 01380 831 068 or email [email protected]

Application form

* To include Ribeye Steak lunch and wine. Please give advice of any special dietary requirements.
Include refreshments on arrival and lunch.
Please indicate your payment method:

Please make your payment at the time of applying to secure your place at the Clay Day. Please send cheques payable to 'Countryside Alliance' to Sara Rutherford, Rosenheim Farm, 6 Lower Westbury Rd, Bratton, Wilts BA13 4RH / BACS payments: Sort Code 40-05-20, Account No. 51502840. Please add Team Name and Ribeye as reference.
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