Driven partridge shooting in Spain is recognised worldwide for its quality. It was introduced at the end of the 19th Century and promoted by King Alfonse XIII, the finest shot of his time. By the early 1920’s the sport was already very popular on the most important Spanish estates.
The Spanish strain of red-legged partridge is particularly fast and agile and the style of shooting is extremely exciting. No other game bird provides the same exhilarating range of challenging shooting.
The guns stand in butts, portable or fixed, and the stands are designed so the guns can shoot freely at any height in front or behind, until the beaters draw close. A great variety of birds are seen, often within a single drive – ultra-high overheads curling on a good crosswind; low, grouse-type birds skimming the scrub in front of you or coming as fast crossers; and everything in between.
We have been shooting partridges in Quintanar for the last four generations. The property’s centenary shrub oaks, gall oaks, pines, junipers and a varied orography, broken by gullies, together offer a changing landscape and a wide range of shooting situations, which make every drive different.
Quintanar is a unique and exceptional place for partridge shooting, and due to special circumstances, we are allowed to shoot at any time of year.