We are proud to offer world class instruction by European guest instructors: Willie Cole and Lars Magnusson. All hailing from the West London Shooting School heritage and teaching the Percy Standbury method, students from novice to expert can draw from their highly regarded tutelage.
Two instruction options are available: 2 day intensive clinics or one-on-one private instruction.
Lars’ formal shooting education started in his native homeland of Sweden at Sweden’s first shooting school. Two years later he was recruited by West London Shooting School, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious.
After establishing the West Stockholm Shooting School, Lars accepted a position with Griffin and Howe as the managing director of the shooting school at Hudson Farm.
In 2006, he headed west. Lars and his wife Jennifer established Blixt & Co in 2008 and began the pursuit to bring authentic driven shooting to America.
In 1971, Willie was introduced to the West London Shooting School by the famed instructor, Percy Standbury, whos method and technique became the foundation taught by all instructors at West London.
In 1981, Willie became Mr. Henry Ford, II’s butler, managing his properties and homes in the UK. After Mr. Ford’s death, Willie returned to the WLSS and became the managing director.
In 2002, Guy Richie and Madonna approached Willie to become the director of Ashcombe Estate, one of the most premier estates in the UK. Ten years later, Willie and his partner Louise have embarked on his newest endeavor, WL Sporting, a sporting agency in partnership with the WLSS.
Mike Stewart, Wildrose Kennels
With forty years of association with dogs, pointers, flushers, retrievers, as well as hounds and obedience companion dogs Mike developed the Wildrose facilities creating a comprehensive gundog-training program focused exclusively on the English Labrador, specifically for the wingshooter and outdoor enthusiasts. He developed the unique, positive, training methodology, “The Wildrose Way,” which is being recognized across the country.
Over the past nine years, he has appeared in a variety of television programming featuring retriever training including “The World of Ducks,” with Drake and Deke, the Ducks Unlimited mascots, ” Benelli’s American Bird Hunter,” The American Sportsman,” and other sporting programs. He has produced a series of best-selling DVDs, for hunting dog training, “The Gentleman’s Gundog” series.
Mike retired as Chief of Police, University of Mississippi in 2000 after a 25-year career in law enforcement, a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a BPA and MCJ, as well as the FBI National Academy in 1989. He retired from the US Navy Reserves as a Commander in 2005 with nine years as a NCIS credentialed agent.