Cazatur & Ventosilla
CAZATUR & VENTOSILLA CASTLE;
For several years, Eduardo Araoz, owner of CAZATUR-SPAIN, has been offering to its exclusive shooting clientele the privilege of using the Ventosilla Castle and its shooting grounds, for the world famous driven red legged partridge shoots.
CAZATUR for more than 10 years now, is bringing shooters to the Ventosilla Castle from the American market. Cazatur has also received by this agreement, permission of the use of the VENTOSILLA MANOR, as accommodation in case the Castle is booked beforehand by repeat shooters. The MANOR is within the Castle shooting grounds, so there is no additional driving to shoot from this facility. The same service is provided as if you will be staying at the Castle, all in a more relaxed (if possible), atmosphere. The MANOR has 6 double rooms with indoor facilities, a dining room, living room and a fully catered bar.
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Ventosilla Castle was the first estate in Spain to organize driven shoots for red legged partridges back in 1864, by the Duke of Santona. His son the Count of Teba, nephew of HRH Queen Elisabeth II from England, continued the tradition which now has been inherited by his grandsons, who as in the past, arrange this shoots with the same greatness and elegance.
The Castle, located twenty minutes from the ancient, original Roman Imperial city of Toledo and one hour drive from Madrid, your point of arrival, was built in the 16th century, as a hunting retreat for the wealthy and powerful Cardinals in Spain of Toledo. It has been enlarged and updated by the subsequent generations of the same family. The Castle and its gardens have been designed by the famous landscape designer Forestier, providing a backdrop that guarantees an unforgettable shooting day.
Eduardo Araoz has known the Teba family since childhood, and as a result has been able to secure annually, several shooting days at this exclusive estate which is always fully booked a year in advance. Today, the Castle conducts over 100 shooting days for an average of 875 birds a day. CAZATUR, gets yearly less than 20 shooting days back to back, to book in 2, or 3 shooting days programs. Therefore you cannot wait too long to confirm your presence at one of our open shooting dates.
This and much more is what we can offer you. Envelope yourself in the tradition depicted the famous portrait, “Hunter shooting birds”, painted by the master painter Francisco de Goya in the 18th century, we use as cover for our brochure.
Join us as a single shooter or with one or more of your shooting friends on any of our open dates. Let us exceed your expectations as we did for those who have shoot with us in the past. Please enjoy the photographs in the rest of this presentation, exploring it at www.cazatur.com/birdshooting why CAZATUR is your best choice.
Eduardo F. de Araoz
PROGRAM (B): FIVE DAYS, FOUR NIGHTS, THREE SHOOTING DAYS;
This fully inclusive shooting program for a shooter and a non-shooter for a TOTAL BAG of 1800 birds’ minimum will be conducted as follows;
DAY 0. Arrival point, is Madrid international airport, where you will be met by Eduardo de Araoz himself or by a CAZATUR representative, to assist you in the clearing of your shotguns. Overnight in Madrid at own expense.
DAY 1. Transfer in the evening to Ventosilla Castle for cocktails and dinner, with introduction to the rest of the shooters as well as to the landlords.
Dinner attire; Casual. Overnight at the Castle
DAY 2. Wakeup call is at 08:00 am, followed by breakfast at 09:00 am served at the Castle dining room, after which, the drawing of the shooting positions for the day will be done. Full shooting day for a bag of 600 birds, with lunch in the field in a mess tent overlooking a water dam, and dinner at the Castle. Enjoy a massage if you want before cocktails and dinner.
Dinner attire; Cocktail. Overnight at the Castle
DAY 3. Same program as the previous day.
DAY 4. Same program as the previous day.
After the shoot, while the Game Parade is prepared, relax at the “chill out pergola”. After pictures have been taken, you have time for a shower in your room while you pack your belongings. All shooters will be driven back to Madrid to overnight at own expense.
DAY 5. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home
DAY 6. If requested in advance shooters will be taken to the Madrid, Somontes live pigeon shooting club, to have a shooting competition amongst you. Non shooters will be taken shopping and / or sightseeing. Lunch can be arranged at the shooting club, or in a restaurant down town Madrid.
SHOOTING COSTS INCLUDE:
- The presence of Eduardo de Araoz from arrival to departure, as your co-host with the landlords
- Accommodations for all nights as described during the shooting program
- All cartridges needed on the hunt in the best quality, for 12, 20 or 28 gauge
- Typical Spanish lunches, including drinks, out in the field and at the Castle prepared by our own Chef
- Hunt organization fee
- 1 “loader “ and 1 “secretario” per shooter, retrievers and all other personnel
- All transfer by Mercedes sedan, from and to Madrid, and 4×4 vehicles in the field
- Bag fee as described per program
- Availability of soft gun cases for your firearms
- Vat tax; 21%
SHOOTING COSTS DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Overseas flight to Madrid
- Hotels in Madrid before or after the shooting days
- General hunting license, insurance, firearm import permit
- Tips to “loader” and “secretario”
- Personal expenses
- Individual programs before or after the shoot
- OVERSHOOTING of partridges for the party
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