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Along with a little insight into what we doing here at Riverggins this year


Examples of some of our recently published photos



Bonnie's First PheasantBonnie's First Pheasant Photoshoots. It's great to be out and about photographing other peoples dogs, getting to know the characters of different breeds and working out how to capture them in action. My dogs will just sit and pose beautfully (through hours of practice) but some dogs that are not used to a strange man giving them direction can be a little tricky at times, even more so when you have a number of energetic spaniels to photograph. Spaniels love to retrieve and hunt so instead of posing the dogs, the best way to photography them is to get them working. The little Cocker in the picture, 'Bonnie' was staying with us for Residential training, I was hunting her up a hedge row when she stumbled across this pheasant, it was the first she had ever retrieved, so to be able to capture it on camera was magical for me and for her owner when I sent her a copy. The way Bonnie carried the bird, a little unsure of herself, her big puppy eyes saying "whats happening? why am I instinctively carrying this bird back?". I shall probably enter this shot into a few competitions and see how it does.

We also photograph pet dogs. We are seeing more cockerpoos and cross breeds then ever before and it's interesting to see the different breed characteristics showing through as you try to get them to pose for the camera.

Click for more details about Photoshoots






Photography Workshops RIV_9350RIV_9350
The workshops attracts varrying levels of photographers, from amateurs to professionals, all looking to learn how to photograph working dogs in action. Some professionals specialise in other areas and are keen to brush up on their skills in photographing fast unpredictable moving objects, others wishing to add to their stock images for portfolios.

During our 2018 Fielsports Competiton, one of our winners was a professional photographer who selected my Photography Workshop as her choosen prize, I seem to recall that we spent the first half an hour discussing camera settings, a little boring for some but we both found it very interesting.

Amateur photographers mostly come to learn how to get the best out of their cameras, so if you have recently been given a new camera for a birthday or Christmas present, then why not come along and learn how to use it effectively. We specailise in Nikon cameras (as does Morse, picture on the right!) Either way it's a fun experince for all and we offer tips, advice throughout the workshop and of course you get to meet our team of dogs at Riverggins.

Click for more details about our workshops




Shoot Days
We especially look forward to these bookings, getting out with the camera on shoot days, being able to see some quality shooting and recording the day for the guns or the estate.
Shoot days often take us to some amazing places that are just not accessible to the wider public, especially some of the larger sporting estates tucked away up and down the country.

Please click on the link below to book your Shoot Day photographer.

Click here for further details



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Photography Club
In the Autumn of 2020 we will be starting our regular photography club in Lincolnshire, a club aimed at photographers keen to improve their skills and an oportunity to talk to like minded photographers about what they're working on.

Based at Riverggins HQ, this will be a monthly meet up, dates to follow soon.




Commercial Photoshoots

We are available for commercial and brand photoshoots and can certainly provide some well behaved models!




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Riverggins Photoshoots https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/6/riverggins-photoshoots A Riverggins Photoshoots

Thinking of having your dog photographed then this is the place to be.
We offer a two hour photoshoot in which we will take 100's of photos of your dog/s. We do this in various locations in order to capture the personality of your best friend.


Location Options

At Riverggins HQ based in Shropshire just West of Ludlow or if you prefer for me to accompany you on your daily walk at a different location then please do get in touch
Free within a radius of 25 miles
Travel expenses apply beyond

Recent Photoshoots

We recently had a visit from Sam & Zack, two young labradors with plenty of bounce in their step. We did a two hour photoshoot in a couple of different locations. Both dogs have a working background so posing for pictures was easy as well as sending the dogs out on retrieves which is perfect for our style of photography.

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We also travelled to meet Ludo the Viszla and accompanied him on his favourite walk down to a local pond. Ludo was desperate for me to capture his pointing

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"One of our favourite features we offer as it gives us a chance to meet new dogs!"


We offer two Packages please see below for deatils

Package 1 2
Price £225 £95
2 Hour Photoshoot Yes Yes
Private Online Gallery Yes Yes
Includes all Photos


Download striaght from the Gallery

Digitial photos can be purchased
seperately for £7.50 per picture
Includes a USB Stick Yes No

Price based on 1 handler and two dogs. For larger groupls please contact us direcltly


Please tell your shooting friends that we also do Shoot Days


Wanting to record a shoot day for you and your guests? Then why not have James photograph the day for you, from the start of the team meeting, all the way through to the final shot and tea and medals

James has spent the last 10 years photographing shoots up and down the country and knows how to blend in and not be intrusive to the guns. Armed with a brace of cameras James will be able to capture the action of the day

Package includes

A private online gallery of the day

ALL PHOTOS from the gallery can be downloaded from the website

A USB stick of all the photos for each gun

£80 per gun (Team of 8)





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Riverggins Fieldsports Competition https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/10/riverggins-fieldsports-competition RIVERGGINS FIELDSPORTS COMPETITION 2018 


The Biggest Fieldsports, Shooting, Country and Gundog giveaway competition to hit instagram

I've spent the last five weeks contacting the best of the best and asking them to donate prizes for the Riverggins Instagram Competition and best of all i am able to provide all of the prizes for FREE with NO FEE to enter. All that i ask is that you check out the rules below the prizes


Photography lesson at Riverggins HQ
A three hour one on one Photography lesson at Riverggins HQ in Hampshire.
Ideal for someone who has a camera but not essential as equipment can be borrowed

Clay Pigeon shooting Lesson for Two at EJ Churchills
Award winning Clay Pigeon shooting ground near High Wycombe
(requires your own gun & cartridges. Cartridges can be bought onsite)

6 Pairs of Shooting Socks from the Shooting Socks Company
Specialising in Shooting Socks and garters

A Brandy Hip Flask from the Sporting Lodge
Medium sized hip flask 
Established in 1952 The sporting Lodge has a great reputation for supplying specialist shooting clothing and equipment
as well as outdoor and country clothing, footwear and accessories including Fjallraven, Purdey, Le Chameau, Barbour, Patagonia and many more

Gundog Lesson with Ben Randall
At Beggarbush Gundogs in Ledbury
Dog trainer of the year two years running. Double British Cocker Spaniel Champion Winner. Kennel Club Judge

Signed Print by Sarah Farnsworth 
Award winning creative photographer. Winner of the LEICA Fieldsports Magazine 2018
12 x 16 picture 16 x 20 signed mounted print of your choice from her extensive portfolio

A single bespoke compartment dog Box from Animal Transit Box 
Manufactures of High Quality Dog Boxes and Vehicle Draws

Commission Painting by Rosie Young 
Amazing Illustrator, her work can be found in many of your favourite country magazines. So good they even did the Riverggins Photography Logo
15in x 11 inch painting

Two bottles of Gundog Gin 
Gin liqueurs made in Herefordshire using locally sourced fruit and vegetables which are steeped in British Gin
As seen at the game fair
only available to over 18's. Samson & Rhubarb flavours

A Leather Cartridge Bag by Chapman Bags
Maker of authentically British Bags, luggage and accessories for Men and Woman
Brown and Leather Tan Cartridge Bag

Medium sized print of 'Hat in Waiting' by Liz Murray of Laloa Ltd
Quintessentially British Fine Art and Interiors

A ladies side sweeping Trilby by HT Hats
Bespoke British Millinery specialising in Pashminas and seasonal accessories

Commission Sketch by Anna Howlet
Wildlife, equestrian and sporting Artist

A Rutland Waterproof Coat from Alan Paine
For either a man or a woman
Established in 1907 offering an impressive range of Country, Shooting and Outdoor Clothing 

Bespoke Wycombe Belt from McKenzie and George
Luxury British Belt Makers and accessories

Gundog Lesson with Annie Buckley
At Scovellsway Training Kennels in Winchester. Fantastic Trainer

Shooting lesson at the home of olympic gold medalist Richard Faulds
At Owls Lodge near Winchester
Valid for 12 months including 100 clays 
(requires your own gun & cartridges. Cartridges can be bought onsite)


Laksen New Milano Gloves made from Calfskin by Ardmoor
Experts in country clothing and equipment for the great outdoors


Rules & Information

Enter by

1. Comment on the Riverggins Instagram Competition Post by tagging a minimum of 5 friends in the comment section
2. Follow all the accounts donating prizes by clicking on the links provided
3.All friends will be added to the competition once they have followed all the accounts
4. Only names that follow all the accounts will qualify for the prizes
5. You must prove that you are over 18 to qualify for the Gin prize
6. You may tag as many friends as you like in blocks of five


Opens on the 15th October 2018 and runs to 15th November 2018

It would be great if you could share the post in your story


The prizes will be chosen in the order of names out the hat.
For example the first person out the hat will have first pick of all the prizes, second person will then pick from the remaining prizes and will continue in this manner till all prizes have been allocated

The lucky winners will be contacted via instagram on the 16th November to pick their prize



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What to wear Shooting & what i'll be wearing next season https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/5/what-to-wear-shooting-what-ill-be-wearing-for-the-coming-season What to wear shooting and what I’m wearing for the coming season 


Where to get some bargains 

At this time of year a lot of shooting stockists want to offload last seasons clothes and there are some great bargains to be had. So it’s always a great time of year to pick up a few extra bits that you might need for the coming season.

I always look to the following websites for their sales.

Ardmoor. By far my favourite, customer service is fantastic. Delivery is prompt and stocks are always good. They do a great sale which is on now. Ardmoor Website

John Norris. Every one travelling north up the M6 surely calls in at Penrith to visit this shop. They do a great online shop as well. Very good for fishing equipment and a great line of sporting clothes. Always seem to have a sale on John Norris Website

William Powell. Great all rounder William Powell Website

Uttings. This website I think always does the best variety of foot wear but also does everything else Uttings Website

Sporting Saint- for dog equipment. Has everything from Launches to Leads  Sporting Saint Website

There is of course the actual brand websites and the ones I tend to use are 

Harkila, Seeland  when picking up and then the tweed of Alan Paine if I’m loading or get s chance to shoot


This year I’m planning on wearing

  • Harkila Norse boots- bought direct from Harkila
  • Alan Paine Rutland tweed trousers and depending on the weather if it’s cold I’ll wear the matching jacket but if it’s warm I’ll wear a sleeveless Schoffel gilet 
  • Green shirt especially for grouse as the keepers like you to wear dark colours (no white)
  • For the wet weather I have Dain harkila lightweight trousers and a seeland keepers jacket both from Ardmoor. The Dain trousers I wear a lot for dog training or taking photos, as they are very lightweight and easy to crouch down in, and if a dog jumps up it doesn’t really matter. 

If your new to shooting and want to get involved either by coming beating or starting to shoot, but really not sure what to wear. Then follow these simple rules

If your shooting 

  • Ear defenders. My favourite is from EJ Churchill. Noise reduction so cancel out all the bangs but talking is perfect easily to hear to the point that you can often hear what the next gun is talking about. They require batteries but a great buy EJ Churchill Website
  • Look smart and wear a tie. It’s expected and a great tradition to keep going. If it’s a syndicate shoot then ring another member and quietly ask what the dress code is. However wear an appropriate tie which isn’t to bright. I have three green ties with a Grouse, partridge and a pheasant on for the appropriate shoot I’m attending but there is a vast array to choose from.
  • Don’t wear anything brightly coloured. The idea is to blend into the countryside. Tweed or GortexTweed is often preferred by guns however the trend to dress more like a huntsman rather than country gent is soon approaching. 
  • Always bring a good coat. It’s the UK! Even the weather doesn’t know what it’s doing and as most of the shooting takes part in the winter months it’s essential to invest in a good coat that will last 
  • Waistcoat. Many shooting waistcoats have padding in the shoulders to help with the recoil. Often can be worn instead of a jacket which can restrict the shooter
  • Socks. There seems to be no limit what you can wear for socks. So go online and take your pick. I would recommend buying socks that match the rest of your outfit however this is often not the case for some people 
  • A good hat. Most retailers produce hats that match coats and jackets and i would advertise buying one


If your beating or picking up

  • Good pair of boots or wellies are essential as you will be walking a few miles and even more so if your on the moors. Many prefer walking boots over wellies as they give more support. 
  • Good pair of trousers to keep you warm but mostly to keep nettles, brambles and gorse getting hold of you. I wear seeland keepers trousers that have protection over the lower part of the leg and insulated to keep me warm in the winter. 
  • Dark colours as you want to blend into the landscape and not stick out. 
  • Good stick or a flag 



The article is my opinion and not a paid advertisement 

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New Prints https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/2/new-prints New Prints Available

After another wonderful shooting season i have compiled some of my favourite from the last year which are now available to buy as a print or framed print. Both are available in various sizes


They make a great present or maybe you want to treat yourself to decorate your home

I might be a little bias as my office is full of them


Why not take a look at the gallery. Click below to be taken to the gallery

Print Gallery



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Shotgun Licence & Renewal https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/shotgunlicence Shotgun Licence Application and Renewal




What to expect 

  • Download the form
  • A visit from the firearms inspector
  • Install a gun safe
  • Renewal every 5 years


First of all you need the form to fill out which can be found on your local constabulary website. Mine is with Hampshire and i quickly found the form which is called a FORM_201 

Each county in the UK will have a dedicated Explosive and Firearms department

Form_201 Download


A few pointers with the application

Firstly tick what you are applying for at the top

Part A - Is all about your personal details. These need to be accurate or it might cause problems with the form at a later stage

Part B - Personal Health and Medical Declaration. In recent experience they are very vigorous with this procedure and check into mental health and your wellbeing. Be warned that some Doctors Surgery charge for this process. Mine charged £100 

Page 1 needs a signature at the bottom

Part C - If you have any offences then these need to be noted. BASc have an interesting article on alcohol and drink driving bans can mean a loss of a shotgun or firearms licence. BASC Article

Address History - An address for the last 5 years needs to be attached

Page 3 - Asks you to list your firearms, not your shotguns as this is needed on page 5. Be sure to write all the details down including serial numbers, make and calibre. If you get an inspection at any point your licence will need to tally with the guns that you have in your safe

You are then asked where you store the guns. My advice to you if you have not bought a gun yet or installed a gun safe then wait for the inspector to visit and ask them where they suggest you put it. You don't want to install a safe and then be asked to move it. Once installed they are very difficult to move. 

Page 7 is your checklist and will also ask for 4 passport size photos ( I always sign the back and date each one)

Page 8 asks for references. Please use someone in a professional position and one without a criminal background. An employer is always good and be sure to ask them in  advance. You might be asked for 1 or 2 references depending on the licence being applied

Payment - Now that the police are up to date with technology you can supply your email address and they will email you a request which can be filled out online or alternatively you can attach a cheque if you have a cheque book






For any questions contact your local police force, i might add that they are exceptionally helpful on this matter

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Riverggins at Scovellsway Training Kennels https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/rivergginsatscovellsway Riverggins at Scovellsway Training Kennels

Thursday Dog lesson

One of the best places to be on a thursday morning is with a camera, good weather and surrounded by dogs in training mode.

This is where i was this morning at Scovellsway Training Kennels in Hampshire run by Annie Buckley and her team



Classes at Scovellsway start from Puppy and go onto gundogs, spaniel, walkup and agility classes. Todays lesson was all about the use of a stop whistle and getting the dog to stop when asked. Its a fun approach and by the end of the lesson most dogs where doing as they where being instructed


Here are a few pictures from the days lesson. Or click on the link to see the full gallery



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Riverggins at Luna and Me https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/riverggins-at-luna-and-me Off on another photoshoot and this time its down in the South West at one of the countries leading Raw dog food suppliers - Luna and Me

Luna and Me Website

I went to photo the star of the show ''Luna' who is a typical Terrier and doesn't act her age at all. Fast and enjoys nothing more than a run around with a Frisbee or a swim in the river. She has now been joined by Indy who is a working cocker spaniel and also a bit of a model as she seemed to know where the camera was at all times. I had a great time taking photos of these two very happy dogs, who look in amazing condition which I imagine is mostly to do with the food and the care from the owners. Well done them


Below are a few photos from the day


To find out more about Luna and Me raw dog food then please visit their website. I'm sure the team are more than happy to help you



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Riverggins at Scovellsway Agility Course https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/riverggins-at-scovellsway-agility-course Its not often I find myself without a dog when I have my camera but this time I came to photography some dogs taking part in a dog agility course down in Winchester, Hampshire. The course has only just started so It will be interesting to go back in a few weeks time and see how the dogs and handlers have improved.

The course is being held at Scovelsway training Kennels near Winchester run by Annie Buckley. They do a variety of courses from gundogs to well behaved pets and if your interested in getting some help with your dog then I would highly recommend you give them a call or look them up


Start easy and build up

The course starts with some introduction to the equipment and how to get your dog over each apparatus, where the dog should be and how to handle the dog to do as you want. There were a number of different breeds in the class from a working cocker spaniel to collies all with no previous experience with agility. within 20 mins all the dogs where jumping over which was very impressive



The dogs even managed the tunnels and other more advanced bits of agility. If your interested its worth taking your dog along.


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Fieldsports Photography Experince https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/fieldsports-photography-experince Riverggins Photography - Fieldsprts Photography Experince  - Newbury, Hampshire

A 1/2 day photography experince for those that don't get the opportunity to go out with their camera photographying gundogs. Working with labradors and spaniels you will get the opportunity to practise the fast paced shots required to capture these wonderful animals doing what comes naturally to them - Hunting and Retrieving

Avavliable Dates

March 1st 2017

March 8th 2017

April 5th 2017

please contact me directly if you wish to do a small group or one on one day

Agenda :

9:30       Arrival for tea and coffee

9.45       Labradors

10.30     Spaniels

11.15     Shotguns

12.00     Portraits

13.00     Finish


Who is it aimed at :

Aimed at all levels but a good knowledge and understanding of how your camera works would be a bonus. tips and advice avaliable

A DSLR and lens would be the prefered choice of kit required. If you have more than one lens it is adviced to bring it along

Photographers that own wellies, this is England and the weather is unpredicatable

People who enjoy dogs, please do not wear your best clothes!


To include :

Working Gundogs retrieving. Fst action camera work photographying dogs retrieving over various terrains. Depending on the year this will be with dead game or dummies in the field and over jumps

Dog portraits. We shall setup some of our steadier dogs and see how well you can take their portrait

Shotguns, to recreate loaders pictures to capture those cartridges flying out the barrels. A great picture to have in the shoot catalgoue. Ear defenders are provided but if you have them please bring them along

One on One

If you think you would enjoy this but one on one or want to give it as a present to someone then please contact me directly.


1/2 day experince, 3 or more people £40 per person

one on one £95 person

What you need to bring

Camera, lens and battery

Tripod - if you like using one



Ear defenders - if you have them



James on 07855437968 or email me with any questoins at james@rivergginsphotography.co.uk


discalimer - This is not a proffesional course but tips and advice are avaliable at all times. Payment at the end of the course is required before departing. Those that are not interested in working dogs or shotguns please do not apply as this will not be for you.

Questions & Anwers

Q I have a camera but is it good enough for the experince?

A if it comes with settings that enable you to controll the shutter speeds and apeture then yes it is. The course is not for people wanting to come with iphones


Q I have never taken pictures of dogs before does that matter?

A definitely not, this is the experince for you. hopefully like previous groups other people will be able to give you tips and advice in how best to take the photos


Q Can i borrow equipemt?

A sadly due to the cost of camera eqipment this is not feasible



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Calendar 2017 arrival https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/calendar-2017-arrival The Riverggins Calendar 2017 has arrived but with a twist this year

Unlike most shooting & Gundog Calendars you can buy, the Riverggins Calendar allows you to pick some of our favourite photos in any order that you like. There is plenty of choice for your calendar that comes in three sizes. You can even add a name to your calendar or a special message

Desktop £17.50
A stunning 297mm x 105mm desktop calendar. Printed on 250gsm premium white satin card with separate pages for each month plus a cover page.

Medium £20 
A stunning 297mm x 210mm wall calendar. Printed on 250gsm premium white satin card with separate pages for each month plus a cover page.

Large £25
A stunning 430mm x 230mm wall calendar. Printed on 250gsm premium white satin card with separate pages for each month plus a cover page.


please click on the link to get started

Calendar 2017



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Riverggins at Alnwick Caslte https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/riverggins-at-alnwick-caslte Alnwick Castle


We were lucky enough to venture north into the great northern dynasty of Alnwick Castle for two days with the camera following a shooting party. What a truly magical world and you can see why the likes of Harry Potter was filmed in the great halls. The whole estate is like walking through a Turner Painting, vast woods and open park lands with some of the highest and toughest birds in the country. 

What a pleasure it was to be there and to meet the keeper, loaders and of course His Grace the DUke of Northumberland

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Grouse Shooting https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/grouse-shooting Grouse Shooting is fast approaching 
get your Essentials ready


With the grouse shooting fast approaching we have made a short to do list of things that you might have forgotten

1. Clothing - dress for the heat of summer but no white or bright colours. Dark tweed and a shooting glasses is a must. Also remember your rain protection due to the varied weather.

2. Cartridges - stick to what you know best. Remember fibre wad ONLY. If you our used to partridges and pheasants i would use the same gram cartridges as you already can judge the distance and lead time with that weight of cartridge

3. Last min check - Guns, cartridges, slips, cartridge bag, cleaning kit, trusty stick
                             - Coat, hat, eye protection, jacket, breeks, shirt & tie, shoes or boots
                            - Dog, dog bed, food and water for the moor

4. Car Keys - One simple trick is to attach your car keys to a coloured fob, so if you drop them there is a chance of finding them

Few things i shall be taking with me


a. New bespoke shooting stick made by the STICKMANWALKS, made of my black labrador magnum
b. Extensive 11's including 12 different homemade spirirts and 24 stirrup cups
c. Shooting tweed - Grey
d. Shirt and socks from John Norris of Penrith
e. Boots from Harkila
f. Weather kit from Ardmoor 



james@rivergginsphotography.co.uk (Riverggins Photography) Check Grouse List Shooting https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/grouse-shooting Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:16:12 GMT
Scovellsway Puppy Class https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/scovellsway-puppy-class The pictures of the Scovellsway Puppy class have now been uploaded and our ready to view




james@rivergginsphotography.co.uk (Riverggins Photography) Class Puppy Scovellsway https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/7/scovellsway-puppy-class Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:48:22 GMT
Woodhaydown Gundogs photos from Faccombe https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/1/woodhaydown-gundogs-photos-from-faccombe A Springer Spaniel from Ken Rolfe and Katie Fraser just having a last run through before he heads of to his new owners in the USA. please contact them if you wish to know anything about their wonderful gundogs

james@rivergginsphotography.co.uk (Riverggins Photography) gundogs shooting woodhaydown https://www.rivergginsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/1/woodhaydown-gundogs-photos-from-faccombe Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:39:21 GMT