Emma Holden

Discipline: Down The Line 
Local Club / Ground: Mid Wales Shooting Ground/ North Of England Clay Target Centre 

What age were you and where did you start shooting?

I was 15 when I started shooting. My Grandad took me to A6 Shooting Ground near West Houghton on a Thursday night after school. Ever since then I was hooked to shooting. 

What type of gun and ammunition do you use?

My gun is a Krieghoff K80 and I use Eley Golds Cartridges.

What has been the highlight of your shooting career so far?

I have got to say the highlight of my shooting career was gaining the title of British Open Ladies Champion 2015 and also being Captain of the England Ladies Team.  A more recent highlight was gain Bronze Medal in the World Championship 2016. Even though I didn’t win the title just gaining that medal and being the only Northern Female in to place individually made me feel really proud. 

Do you have any sponsors? Who are they? 

I am Sponsored by Eley Cartridges and Ed Lyon. I am also helped out by Krieghoff.

Who would be your dream sponsor and why?

My Dream sponsor would to gain full sponsorship from Krieghoff. I feel that Krieghoff has produced an outstanding gun for Down The Line and I would love to be officially part of there team.

What are your shooting aims and goals for 2018/19?

In 2018 I would like to win gold in the world championships at Wagga Wagga Shooting Ground Australia and also gain my places back in the England Ladies DTL Team for the seventh year in a row. I would like to officially win all the Titles I go to in 2018. 2019 I don’t have any aims or goals yet for that year as I just take it a year at a time. 

And finally... Tell us three things we don’t already know about you:
1.    I have two older sisters who sadly don’t have any interest in shooting 
2.    I am a bee keeper
3.    I can drive a 44 Tonne Wagon