Helderburg Clays Course Experience

The Helderburg farm is reminiscent of the British countryside and is the ideal setting to shoot clays individually, with a group of friends, have a corporate retreat or spend a day of team building. The Helderburg Clays Course Experience is for everyone, individuals shooting for the first time to skilled upland hunters will find enjoyment and challenge. 

The Clays Course

Helderburg in Upstate New York invites you to experience the sport of 5 Stand – Sporting Clays Shooting in a beautiful setting surrounded by trees, mountains, horses and Defenders. The Helderburg Sporting Clays 5 Stand Course consists of 10 traps presenting various target presentations (normals, wobble, doubles and true pairs, battues, rabbits in various trajectories and speeds). It’s the perfect setting for individuals and friends wanting to practice their wingshooting skills or for special events, non-profit fundraisers, bachelor parties or corporate retreats. 

What Else Can You Do

Enjoy the scenic landscapes with hikes, bird watching, axe throwing and archery course,  snowshoeing and mountain biking. Spend time sipping tea and previewing the Bespoke Helderburg Defenders on display. Spend part of the day or weekend traversing the off road trails for 1-6 hours with the Defender Adventure Experience (experience a Defender off-road) or participate in the Horse Experience Class (groom, feed and spend time with these majestic creatures). Set up Camp in the woods or stay at the local historic American Hotel only 1 mile from the farm.  Visit Beekman 1802 in Sharon Springs and the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown only a short drive away and be sure to stop by Ommegang Brewery

Rentals and Equipment 

All you need to do is bring a smile since we have shotgun rentals and you can purchase eye and ear protection and ammo with your rental. You’re welcome to bring your own shotgun, ammo and gear. You can even rent a camping spot for a night or weekend with camp wood and a cooker grill. It’s the perfect location to get away and only hear the click clack of Amish horses pulling buggies and deers snorting, while you watch the turkeys, hawks, eagles and pheasants.

Team Building, Retreats, Events and Fundraisers

Looking for Team Building or is it time for a Corporate Retreat that will energize and is a bonding experience? We have games and programs that we have developed that will bring a team together and increase their work performance. Contact us to discuss our Clay Shooting and Horse Leadership programs. It’s the perfect location for a bachelor party, special event or fundraiser that will create memories that will be shared for a lifetime. 

Membership and Pricing

The Helderburg Experience Membership provides discounts on all Experiences (Clay Shooting, Defender Driving, Horse Experience, Helderburg annual events, camping reservations, American Hotel reservations, 10% off Helderburg Store (non sale items), and shotgun rentals. (ammo not included)


Individual Membership $95.00 annually
Family Membership $150.00 annually

5 Stand Sport Clays:

Non Member $15.00
Member $10.00
(per round of 25 targets)
Shotgun Rental $15.00-$45.00
(per visit and prices vary on grade of shotgun – no sharing of shotgun)

Half Day and Full Day Rental Available:

Any Corporate, Group, or Individual custom days may be designed for your needs. Nonprofit pricing available. 

Please call with questions or to make your reservation:

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7 Days a Week
9am – 3pm

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