Alison Hicks

Dear Ben

On behalf of my Mother I wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful afternoon on Selsley Common with my children and Niece and nephews from Australia. The children have continued to talk about it and

is a special memory for them to share particularly as they last saw each other 4 years ago. My daughter, Phoebe was particularly enthusiastic and we hope to see you and the birds again at the Frampton Country Fair in September.

I have attached some photos of the children which I am happy for you to use on the website.

As my Mother’s PC is playing up I have attached something she wrote for you…
“Thankyou for giving my 5 grandchildren a great afternoon. It was a memorable way for the cousins, 3 from Australia and 2 from England to have a great time together and the adults enjoyed it as well ! A fantastic treat for us all.” Patricia Burrell.

Best wishes,

Alison Hicks.

Lee Sharpe & Pete Harris

Hi Ben,

Pete and I would like to say a big thank you for the three day course we did with you. It was fantastic, and I’m so glad I did it because I thought I knew it all, and so did Pete. The way we learned to even handle the birds has made a big difference, as well as the weighing of the birds and the way they are fed and their diet to keep their condition tip top.

Lee, Pete and Howard, 3 day falconry course, 2 July 2009. I really enjoyed tracking and locating the birds. It really opened our eyes and I will never let one of my birds go without it. Brilliant bit of kit! All in all the course has, and will, improve my falconry and also my respect for the whole of the sport 100%.

We were also so impressed with the way you are so devoted to the sport. I would suggest doing this course to anyone. I really enjoyed it, and so did Pete. It was money very well spent.

Thanks again Ben,
Lee Sharpe and Pete Harris.


Thank you again Ben for an amazing day, it was undoubtedly a ‘hands-on experience’ that puts all the theory into practice. At no stage did I ever feel overwhelmed with information, everything was taught at a relaxed pace with plenty of time for questions and discussion.

It has really given me the confidence and inspiration of achieving a lifetime’s ambition. Doing your course made me so much more determined and gave me the confidence to just DO it. Everything you told me just came flooding back (mostly at the right times!) when I needed it. Also, as you said yourself, sometimes it’s just common sense. My red-tail’s been flying free for almost 2 weeks now, which considering I only got her 4 weeks prior to that, isn’t that bad going for a novice! 

And thank you for trusting me with your beautiful falcons – truly an outstanding day!

Best wishes,


Hi Ben,

I would just like to say a big thank you for all the info on the course . I now understand so much more about falconry, and can now move on with the sport.

I am taking your advice to start with a redtail and and will be sending my order for a Starter Pack soon. I will also want to book a course to include further tuition on hooding a bird etc. I hope you can sort that for me. I would not hesitate to recommend you and the courses to anyone thinking of taking up falconry.


John Horan

Dear Ben,

That was a fantastic day; thank you very much indeed. It was very good to meet you and a real privilege to have the benefit of your expertise in such personal way. I never imagined that I would ever experience the delight of handling such beautiful birds and to conclude the day with my own display was superb. Good luck with everything you are doing.

With kind regards, John.