Hardest working and the smoothest riding – that's the boast of the Polaris Ranger, one of the bestselling utility side-by-sides across the globe.

It has earned that reputation as the ultimate utility vehicle with more than 1m vehicle sales and to showcase those qualities, Polaris embarked on a journey across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to discover and film how customers are using the Polaris Ranger in their day-to-day lives.

The initiative, called Ranger Stories, is set to demonstrate the many ways in which the line-up is servicing customer lives worldwide.

But, for the UK, the team turned to the EJ Churchill Shooting Ground, on the West Wycombe Estate, to find out how it was 'working for them'.

Built upon a century of heritage and excellence, EJ Churchill lays claim to being one of the finest gunmakers in the world. Today, it is the largest British-owned gunmaker and is renowned for its bespoke guns that combine technical innovation with reliability, quality and elegance of traditional craftsmanship.

Its award-winning shooting ground is known as the most prestigious clay pigeon shooting area in England. It's also the largest, spanning across 35-acres – and that's where the Ranger comes in.

Located just outside of London, the wider West Wycombe Estate is a 5000-acre holding that is home to the Dashwood family and has been since 1698. Catering for all client sporting needs, from the Young Guns Academy to in-field instruction and lessons, EJ Churchill needed a fleet of versatile vehicles that could be used across the grounds to facilitate the general day-to-day management and keep everything running smoothly.

More than 10 years ago, a good friend of Rob Fenwick, MD of Churchill, recommended the Polaris Ranger and sent a unit to the grounds to be tested. That vehicle was purchased a week later, and from there grew the partnership between Polaris and EJ Churchill.

They now have a number of Polaris Rangers in operation, including the Ranger XP 1000 and Crew models, Ranger Diesel and more recently, the silent working of the Ranger EV.

Mr Fenwick said: “It’s a partnership that’s grown organically and since the day we bought our very first Polaris Ranger, we’ve exclusively run and bought Polaris machines ever since.

"Even better than this, we have recommended Polaris to hundreds of other clients, all of which I know are delighted with their choice.”

For him, it comes down to reliability. Not only do they need a vehicle that can serve the groundskeeper day in, day out, to service, move and stock the circa 300 promatic traps laid out across the grounds, but also for escorting VIP guests around in the Ranger Crew model, and event support.

Hosting the World Clay Shooting Championships for the sixth time this year, it needed to be certain their machinery isn’t going to let them down.