Your September issue of Country & Town House magazine is hitting newsstands this week, and this month it’s the sporting issue featuring Clara Paget, Nicholas Coleridge, Lady Carnarvon and many more…
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Inside the August speed issue, you’ll find…
What Nick Did Next: Nicholas Coleridge is leaving Condé Nast, but he’s far from retiring, says Matthew Bell
Shoot to Thrill: Lady Carnarvon on entertaining for the perfect shooting party weekend
Reinventing the Wheel: A new Rolls-Royce always deserves a drum roll, but this time it has gone beyond bespoke
Into the Woods: Clara Paget stuns in autumnal tones in our September fashion shoot, styled by Nicole Smallwood
On the Field: The ultimate C&TH guide to the who’s who, where’s where and what’s what of the shooting world
Plus: Air ballooning over the Atacama; Jeremy Taylor goes truffle hunting in Tuscany; Training your gundog at Gleneagles; Ultimate country sporting style, and much more…
Our contributors share their perfect idea of a sporting day, and what they wouldn’t be seen dead wearing…
What’s your sport of choice? Croquet. I don’t have a sporting bone in my body but discovered a viciously competitive streak playing croquet.
You wouldn’t be seen dead wearing… Athleisure. Croquet demands old school dandy; flowing scarves and silk – definitely not lycra.
A good sporting day is when… You win with some gobsmackingly demon shots.
Hunting ban – would you lift it? Yes.
What’s your sport of choice? The English shooting lunch is one of our country’s best contributions to civilisation.
You wouldn’t be seen dead wearing… A Chelsea football shirt down the Cresta Run.
A good sporting day is when… My milliner wife Laura Cathcart is complimented on her new Johnny Cash inspired ‘Cowgirl’ range of shooting hats.
Hunting ban – would you lift it? Indifferent, so long as my friends and family get to continue hunting.
What’s your sport of choice? I love watching Wimbledon every year, but my favourite sport is kickboxing with my trainer once a week on Blackheath. It brings out the ninja in me.
You wouldn’t be seen dead wearing… Flip flops.
A good sporting day is… Biking along the river and swimming in our local lido.
Hunting ban – would you lift it? Surely no creature should be killed for pleasure.
What’s your sport of choice? I am a very enthusiastic if slightly inelegant shot and pretty hopeless (but again enthusiastic) fisherwoman, so it’s anything with four legs for me. Polo, hunting, eventing, I’m not picky. Just give me a horse and I’m happy.
You wouldn’t be seen dead wearing… Clean wellies.
A good sporting day is… when five years later, you’re STILL recounting that anecdote in the pub.
Hunting ban – would you lift it? Yes, but I don’t think it will ever happen.
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