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We hope to inspire you and arrange one of the best and most memorable, customised simulated shooting experiences

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Abbey Sporting is founded upon passion for shooting and the outdoors

We take pleasure in organising and hosting some of what we believe are the most unique and fantastic simulated game shooting experiences - delivered with a personable and professional service. Abbey Sporting was established by two friends Toby Bell and Henry Birkett in 2020 as they saw opportunity to produce premium and exciting shooting experiences. Although half the summer of 2020 was curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic period, Abbey Sporting working within government guidelines ran multiple days which proved hugely successful within a safe outdoor environment. 

Drawing upon our portfolio of some of the best shooting destinations in Yorkshire, our objective is to create the finest shooting experiences. 

For us shooting is not only about pulling the trigger, it is the whole package which includes hospitality too. We hope to inspire you and arrange the very best an most memorable shooting experience. Your day will be totally unique to you and it's our job is to make it simply exceptional. Please contact us to enquire about your day. 

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Your Team

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Toby Bell


Toby has grown up in North Yorkshire, working in the family owned gun shop Northallerton Shooting and helping to run and organise shooting and social events on their farm at Breckenbrough. He has also worked and gained invaluable experience at businesses such as EJ Chuchills on the ground during the World Compak Championships, at game fairs and during simulated game events. 

Toby completed his degree in Agri-Food Marketing in 2019 at Harper Adams University and after graduating returned to the field taking a position for the 2019-20 season at Rievualx. 

"I have always been passionate about the shooting industry and saw great opportunity to make some of the best shoots in the country accessible during the summer months - combined with first class hospitality"

Henry Birkett


Henry has grown up in North Yorkshire, with their own family shoot Rievaulx, this has given him a solid grounding on one of the best game shoots in the UK. Henry quickly learned that quality and customer service is paramount to ensure the best possible shooting experience is had across all aspects of the day. 

"I have lived and breathed shooting and always wanted to diversify to offer an experience 'out of season'. I am delighted to utilise my significant knowledge of game shooting and love for hosting to Abbey Sporting". 


Dave Sugden aka. @loadingdave

Shoot Manager

The man, the myth, the legend. @loadingdave!! 

Dave is a bog part of the Abbey Sporting team. Top loader, instructor and ambassador for the sporting, a proper gent. 

You want realistic simulated game targets.... With more experience in the field then anyone we know. Dave is responsible for helping set our drives and to make them as similar to the real thing as possible. 

Jack Britnall

Shoot Manager

A new member of the Abbey Sporting team Jack brings years of experience both instructing and course setting. 

Starting out at EJ Churchills and leaving 8 years later Jack is not only a AA shot and qualified instructor, he is one of very few trained to instruct personally by George Digweed! 

Seasoned in the field, Jack brings fantastic experience to improve Abbey Sporting's service further. 


Jason Leith

Shoot Manager

A fully qualified CPSA Level 3 Advanced Senior Coach, Jason has been providing professional instruction for clients on a daily basis for the past 5 years.

With nearly 30 years of competitive clay and game shooting experience, he is also a qualified loader and throughout the game season, you’ll find him providing in-field instruction on estates throughout the UK.

A qualified referee and member of the Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors (ICSI), Jason is currently undertaking the CPSA Instructors Tutor Pathway Scheme, which will enable him to instruct future CPSA instructors.

Jason Leith has recently founded his own company JVL Clay & Game which brings both fantastic experience and top of the range bowman traps to set some of the best simulated targets in the UK. 

Loaders, Drivers and Hospitality

Our Team

Our fantastic team will be your helping hand throughout your day offering a friendly service. We have an experience team of loaders who have all got many years of experience in the industry, ensuring you will be provided with the best knowledge and service.

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Our Photography Partners

Let the memories last forever. Our Photography partners are some of the best in the country, they will capture the best moments from your day with us without even knowing they are there! If you decide that you want to have a professional photographer to accompany your day we will organise this for you. 

All of the photographers understand the importance of capturing the best shoot day. Once pictures have been finalised and finished we also offer the option of a photo book made. This isa great way to show friends and family what a fantastic day you have had. 

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If you are interested in booking a day with us or have any questions please provide some contact details.

It is our quest to create your perfect shooting experience that sets us apart. We take the time to understand what makes the perfect shooting trip for you and your guests. Contact us to start your journey......


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