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Win a Money Can’t Buy Equestrian Experience

To celebrate the continuing expansion of the all-new Bolesworth International, June the 14th to 18th, the team behind the event has pulled together an exciting competition which will provide a pair of weekend tickets to the must-do Equestrian and Lifestyle festival for one lucky winner, together with a place with their own horse, on an exclusive clinic with Geoff Billington at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire, on Tuesday the 11th of April 2023.

Legendary British showjumper Geoff Billington is a double Olympian and Hickstead Derby winner. He’s running the clinic with other top showjumpers as part of their preparation for the upcoming Bolesworth International. Geoff will be competing at Bolesworth, and also co-hosting a Masterclass with fellow Olympian Nicola Wilson on Wednesday 14th June.

The Bolesworth International will showcase world-class CSI 3* International showjumping along with classes for amateur levels as well as 5, 6 and 7-year-old Young Horses, but there’ll also be favourites such as Puissance, Fancy Dress, Mini Major and Ride & Drive.

New-for-2023 are an Eventing Grand Prix and Masterclass, a ‘Trooping the Colour’ Charity Park Ride, open to all levels of riders, in aid of the Riding for the Disabled Association and the amazing spectacle of Ben Atkinson and his incredible stunt horses.

From Friday, the lifestyle aspect of the event opens with a huge shopping village selling equestrian and premium brands, celebrity food and drink experiences, live music, children’s activities, action sports, family fun, have-a-go zones, and weekend camping!

The winner of the Bolesworth Facebook competition will be offered a bespoke training session with Geoff, which can be tailored to the rider’s jumping level, whether that’s 50cm or 1.25m. The prize includes, amongst many others, a haul of goodies from Bolesworth International brand partners such as a bag of feed worth £100 from Dodson Horrell, a media package from Events Through a Lens, and a set of Le Mieux Tendon boots, hood and saddle pad. A complimentary lunch for the winner and up to two guests is also part of the money-can’t-buy package, as is the opportunity to meet influencers and high-profile riders, who will contest the Bolesworth International in June, such as last year’s Grand Prix winner Louise Saywell, Richard Howley, Harlow Luna White (and Popcorn), Georgia Kavulok, Meg Elphick, Kate Lewis, Yaz Pinchen and Saskia Davies.

To enter: the competition go to our Facebook Page, like and comment on the competition post, with a picture of your horse and why you really want to win (one entry per person).

The closing date is 12 noon on Monday the 3rd of April and the winner will be announced the following day on the 4th (terms and conditions apply).

For more information on the 2023 Bolesworth International and to check out ticket options, visit

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Bolesworth Celebrates International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, today March 8th, the team at Bolesworth Events has announced a lineup of inspiring guest speakers for a brand-new Women in Business Day at its newly relaunched Bolesworth International on Thursday, June 15th.

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Bolesworth is headed up by a female managing director in the shape of Nina Barbour. She is spearheading change at the Cheshire estate and has a firm vision to continue to build a sustainable business around the pillars of property, events and leisure, and is currently working up an ambitious five-year plan ahead of the Castle’s Bicentenary in 2028.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Nina, with her determination and foresight, fulfils that criteria as do the three incredibly successful career women – Collette Roche, Louise Minchin and Victoria Price – who will form the speaking panel at the Bolesworth International Women in Business Day, Collette Roche is Chief Operating Officer of Manchester United Football Club. She is responsible for managing all aspects of Old Trafford and leads operations, infrastructure development, digital transformation, and a number of corporate functions across the Club. She is also the designated Chair of the Manchester United Foundation Board. Collette was listed by Vogue as one of the 25 most influential women working in Britain in 2018 and featured in the FTSE 100 Women to Watch list in 2022.

Louise Minchin is a well-known and respected TV presenter, journalist, author and podcaster. She presented the UK’s most watched morning TV programme BBC Breakfast for 20 years, covering all the major news stories of the last two decades. Her new book Fearless, Adventures with Extraordinary Women reflects her passion for celebrating women’s success. In each chapter Louise takes on a difficult challenge with a different courageous woman to tell their incredible stories. As part of it she has swum from Alcatraz, free dived under ice in the dark in Finland, and cycled across Argentina.

Victoria Price is the Europe, Middle East, India & Africa (EMEIA) Private Tax Leader for Ernst & Young (EY) Global Limited. In this role, she drives the tax strategy across the region to bring the most innovative solutions to the dynamic private clients to help them plan efficiently for the diverse challenges they face. She is also impassioned about helping young people to realise their career ambitions and is a devoted supporter of the EY Foundation program. In aid of the charity, she has trekked across the Sahara, climbed Kilimanjaro and completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks with alumni from the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program.

A host of world-class sport will run alongside the Bolesworth International Women in Business Day in Bolesworth’s bespoke showjumping arenas with many female riders in the thick of the action. Top sportsperson Louise Saywell, mother of an 18-month-old daughter, will feature heavily in the higher-ranking classes and will be intent on repeating last year’s victory in the highly-revered showjumping finale, the Bolesworth Grand Prix.

Commenting on Bolesworth’s latest developments, Nina Barbour said: “We are delighted to be launching an exciting new business focused session at the Bolesworth International this year with three truly inspirational women based in the North West. In the spirit of International Women’s Day, they will be sharing their amazing experiences with us, and helping us celebrate our amazing sport where men and women compete at the highest level on a totally level playing field.”

Additional VIP packages that are available throughout the show include the established business networking lunch on Friday 16th featuring an Audience with Michael Owen and Sir AP McCoy, Ladies Day on Saturday 17th, and evening sessions that combine favourite sporting highlights such as the Puissance with Live Music and exclusive Entertainment. VIP tickets are priced from £99.00 (adult) and £78 (child)*.

The brand new Bolesworth International has a packed programme of events and adrenaline-fuelled displays and activities throughout the weekend for the whole family with camping available onsite for Friday and Saturday nights. Highlights include stunt horses, freestyle motocross displays and a new live music stage on Friday and Saturday nights headlining with Rick Parfitt Jr and the RPJ band, The Brand New Heavies and DJ Trevor Nelson. The event kicks off with sporting action from 8am on Wednesday 14th June and runs right through to 7.30pm on Sunday 18th of June 2023.

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Ticket Now On Sale for the Bolesworth International

General admission and VIP experience tickets are now on sale for the revamped Bolesworth International, which opens its doors to the public on Wednesday the 14th of June 2023.

The ground-breaking equestrian and country lifestyle festival is set to shake up the North West’s event scene as it continues to roll out new features with world-class equestrian, artisan and premium shopping, VIP experiences, food, drink, action sports, live entertainment, family zones and overnight camping all on the show schedule.

Naturally, equestrian will be centre stage at the Bolesworth International with Eventing Grand Prix, top-ranking Showjumping, internationally-acclaimed Stunt rider Ben Atkinson, Puissance and Ride and Drive amongst many others. The equine element will be supported by a host of interactive and spectacular areas elsewhere within the impressive Bolesworth Estate grounds with the live entertainment zone hosting headline acts such as The Brand New Heavies, Rick Parfitt’s RPJ band, DJs Trevor Nelson and Phoebe D’Abo – with more in the pipeline.

Tickets are now on sale with entrance fees from as little as £20 per adult and £5 per child (4-14 years).

All-inclusive VIP Experiences are available from £99.00 per person. Reserved seats with priority viewing in a new-for-2023 Ringside Champagne bar can be selected for an additional £39.50, while an extra £5 over general admission will provide grandstand seating.

For those looking to extend their stay and enjoy the overnight ambience of the Bolesworth International extravaganza, camping is offered from as little as £25.00.

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Experience Cheshire’s Greatest Equestrian and Lifestyle Event This Summer

The recently announced all-new Bolesworth International is forging ahead with a host of exciting equestrian, music, lifestyle, and food and drink experiences designed to confirm the June extravaganza as one of the North West’s biggest and best summertime experiences of 2023.

Running over five days from Wednesday the 14th to Sunday the 18th of June, the Bolesworth International will still welcome to its arena the world-ranking Equestrian talent that it is famous for. However, in a move to broaden its appeal beyond its core equestrian audience, it will embrace a wide range of family zones that will provide plenty of spectacles, and have-a-go activities for all age groups.

Visitors can expect to discover a substantial Lifestyle retail area with country, equestrian and artisan shopping. There will be non-stop sporting action, live music, delicious food, drink and amazing activities for the whole family to engage with. Presentations from celebrity chefs, a full-size fairground, improved children’s activities and experiences, and dog agility events will all add to the family festival vibe.

Lake activities such as paddle boarding and a dog-friendly walking route will also be offered, all with the historic Bolesworth Castle as a backdrop. For those wishing to take time out, a tranquil garden seating area will be opened up within the castle ground.

Naturally, with equine at the heart of the establishment, the Bolesworth International will continue to attract elite sporting stars from the world of showjumping, of particular importance for the top riders from across the UK and overseas is that the Bolesworth International Grand Prix will provide Paris 2024 and European Championship eligibility qualification. For fans of Eventing, a Grand Prix will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday the 14th of June, and there’ll be an evening Nicola Wilson Eventing Masterclass. Fun spectacles such as Puissance, Mini Major and Ride and Drive will also be in the Bolesworth equestrian entertainment mix.

Headline acts such as The Brand New Heavies and DJ Trevor Nelson will top Saturday’s live music nights, while Rick Parfitt’s RPJ Band and London’s iconic DJ Phoebe D’Abo will spin up ‘Live at Bolesworth’ on the Friday evening.

VIP experiences will include; Fine dining with Paul Heathcote MBE and Gary Bates, quality vintage wines provided by Gusbourne Wines, Women in business on Thursday the 15th of June, with guest speakers featuring Collette Roche, CEO of Manchester United Football Club. There’ll also be Business at Bolesworth with guest speakers and an Audience with Michael Owen and Sir AP McCoy. Saturday’s highlight is Ladies Day with Best Dressed Awards.

Elsewhere there’ll be an all-action stunt horse arena, Freestyle Motocross shows, BMX and Mountain Bike shows, Chainsaw wood-carving demonstrations, Electric car driving experiences and Youth electric bike experiences.

General Admission, VIP experiences and camping packages will go on sale on Monday the 27th of February 2023.

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For retail and partnership enquiries, please contact Melanie Simm.

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Bolesworth Joins Forces With Helite UK & RDA

Bolesworth has partnered with Helite UK and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) for its 2023 season of equestrian events. 

When the relaunched Bolesworth International gets underway on Wednesday 14th June, Helite UK will be the Official Equestrian Safety Partner, and will work with Bolesworth to raise awareness around the importance of rider safety in Showjumping. To achieve this, they will set out to improve the knowledge and understanding of how airbag safety actually works, and its use in day-day and competitive equestrian life. The partnership will, via a rental scheme, provide access to Helite airbag systems to all competitors involved in Bolesworth events.  

“We have been keeping this under wraps for a while now,” said Peter Riley Managing Director “And are excited to announce that we are an official sponsor and Safety Brand Partner for Bolesworth during 2023. This is a massive step forward for the sport as Bolesworth is the first equestrian venue to promote the safety and wellbeing of their competitors as a core principle when running their events.” 

Nina Barbour Bolesworth Managing Director added; ‘I started to wear an airbag system over a year ago after seeing so many top riders embracing this new technology. I now wear mine every time I get on a horse – it makes me feel far braver! We look forward to promoting safety in our sport at Bolesworth alongside Helite UK.” 

The Riding for the Disabled Association charity will be the Official Equestrian Charity Partner. The organisation benefits the lives of over 17,000 disabled children and adults. With fun activities like riding and carriage driving, they provide therapy, fitness, skills development and opportunities for achievement – all supported by 13,000 volunteers and qualified coaches at nearly 500 RDA centres all over the UK. RDA will support Bolesworth equestrian events with demonstrations and activation such as its popular mechanical horse Charley.  

Lisa Davies, Head of RDA Communications, said; “We are delighted that Bolesworth International have chosen us as their charity partner for this prestigious event. RDA groups support thousands of disabled people every year from accessing physical exercise and achieving their therapeutic or personal goals; to combatting social isolation and boosting wellbeing and happiness. We know that the engagement between people and horses makes a very powerful impact, and we couldn’t do any of it without our amazing horses and volunteers, and the generous support of so many. We’re very grateful to Bolesworth for choosing us, and excited to share our work with visitors to the event. RDA delivers a lot more than people may realise, and this is a fantastic opportunity for us to demonstrate the value of what we do, the benefits of volunteering, and encourage visitors to get involved and help transform more lives.” 

“We are delighted to be partnering with the RDA as our official equestrian charity partner and help promote their vision in enriching the lives of disabled people through horses,” said Nina. “The charity works tirelessly to deliver the therapy and fun of horses to as many people as they can and carry out life-changing activities.” 

The full line-up of content for the brand new Bolesworth International will be released on Wednesday 22nd February, leading with live music, with high profile singers & DJs performing on Friday & Saturday nights, an incredible new shopping experience featuring your favourite Equestrian & Lifestyle brands, and a huge action & entertainment zone due to be open from Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June.  This will feature high energy displays and activities for the whole family from toddlers to equestrians and even for the petrol heads of the family!

 General Admission, VIP experiences and camping packages will go on general sale on Monday 27th February 2023 at 10am. 

 For more information and to sign-up to the exclusive pre-sale discount, visit 

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Bolesworth Launches Brand-New Country Lifestyle and Equestrian Show

With an ever-developing line up of music, sports and family lifestyle events, the Bolesworth Estate team are deep in planning for what could be the North West’s most action-packed lifestyle and equestrian event of the year.

Formerly known as the International Horse Show, the ground-breaking five-day Bolesworth International will take place from Wednesday the 14th to Sunday the 18th of June 2023. It will not only showcase the finest world-class and Olympic equestrian talent, but will also embrace a huge raft of innovative enhancements,  including country lifestyle artisan and premium retail, celebrity food and drink experiences, live music, children’s activity and experience zones, dog agility events, together with fairground, lake and watersport activities. Away from the hustle and bustle, there’ll be an all-new central garden zone that promises to deliver an entirely tranquil Castle-view experience.

The substantial Lifestyle retail area will encompass country, equestrian and premium shopping. The Family zone will be a hive of action with a packed-out programme of family fun displays and live entertainment. There’ll be improved kids and dog areas together with a scenic dog-friendly walking route, all with the historic Bolesworth Castle as a backdrop.

On the equine front, the Bolesworth International will headline with world-ranking Showjumping and Freestyle Dressage, alongside thrilling spectacles such as Stunt horses, Puissance, Mini Major and the all-action Ride and Drive starring England footballing legend, Michael Owen.

Commenting on the significant investment and all-new event, Bolesworth Managing Director Nina Barbour said; “The tradition of staging a world-class international horse show is still firmly in the DNA of the event, but we’re at the beginning of a brand-new and dynamic era for Bolesworth that will see the best music, sport, family and lifestyle events take centre-stage. The Horse Show is an event that I’m passionate about and will be taken to another level. We’ve been brave, ripped up the rulebook and I’m confident that we’ll create an event that will set us apart from any other Horse Show in the country.”

General Admission, VIP experiences and Camping packages will go on sale in the New Year, with confirmation of the full line up of new content.

Interested parties are invited to register now to ensure they receive a 20 per cent pre-sale discount code ahead of event general admission tickets going on sale.

For more information and to sign-up to the exclusive pre-sale discount, visit

For retail and partnership enquiries contact Melanie Simm by email

Louise Saywell at 2022 Bolesworth International
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Day 5: Sporting Finale at Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show

The final day at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show delivered plenty of intense action across all classes, from the ultra-competitive big-money Dodson & Horrell CSI3* Grand Prix to the fun Fancy Dress Mini Major pairs relay.
Dodson & Horrell CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix
The climax of the week came when title partner Dodson & Horrell’s 1.50m Grand Prix took to the ring and was won by Louise Saywell with Kingsborough Kasper, second was Angelie Von Essen on Daniel and third, Robert Murphy on How Easy.
This highly-revered event has been developed for the best of the best, it’s the one the riders aspire to win and is a huge test for both horse and rider. After a two-phase qualifying, 50 riders were seeded through to the main event to tackle the tightly-timed course, with its big and bold, yet delicate jumps.
The top 13 riders went through to a jump-off where the only three to go clear in the main event, put in faultless performances to fill the podium.

Nina Takes Home Win

Bolesworth’s managing director Nina Barbour donned her riding boots this morning to win the opening class of the day on home turf. She won the Röwer & Rüb Amateur 1.25m Grand Prix on her 12-year-old mare Ardis. “I’m delighted with my horse Ardis,” said Nina. “She is actually owned by my mum Diana Barbour. She’s back from injury which has taken a few years. She’s a little star and I’m really happy with her.”

Mini Majors at Bolesworth

The Le Mieux CSI3* Mini Major is a firm favourite at Bolesworth. All kitted out in fancy dress, pony riders pair up with a top international rider in a thrilling competition to each complete a showjumping round in the quickest time, with the fewest faults. The youngsters delighted the Bolesworth crowd with their skill and determination. Guy Williams with team-mate Alex Leggott won the class in convincing style.

Edwards Wins First-Ever Puissance

Saturday evening, the 2nd of July, nine riders lined-up for the Bolesworth eVetDrug CSI3* Puissance, where first-timers Mark Edwards with Montreuxs Tale took the win jumping to an impressive 2.19m. “It was the first time for both of us. A new experience, and what a way to do it. This horse has jumped Nations Cups and he won the Queen’s Cup last year. He’s a really good Grand Prix horse,” said Edwards.

Sunday Day 5 Results Roundup

Dodson & Horrell CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix
1. Louise Saywell/Kingsborough Kasper, 2. Angelie Von Essen/Daniel, 3. Robert Murphy/How Easy, 4. Adrian Speight/Millfield Balony, 5. Anna Power/McQueen, 6. Yazmin Davis/Zanbowa Z, 7. William Funnell/Equine America Billy Diamo, 8. Anthony Condon/Sfs Vincomte, 9. Annabel Shields/Creevagh Carisma, 10. David Simpson/Medoc de Toxandria.
Röwer & Rüb Amateur 1.25m Grand Prix
1. Nina Barbour/Ardis, 2. Tony Pearson/Berlin, 3. Dafydd Watkin Jones/Quando de L’Ecuyer
Le Mieux CSI3* Mini Major
1. Guy Williams/Alex Leggott, 2. Jay Halim/Summer Weirzbicki, 3. Robert Murphy/Annabel Widdowson.
Cavago CSI3* 1.35m
1. Harry Wainwright/Pinheiro Beech, 2. Louise Saywell/Sharp Image, 3. Mark Edwards/Ede Peasy.
Al Shira’aa CSI-YH 7-year-old Final
1. James Whitaker/Just Call Me Henry, 2. Louise Saywell/King Blue, 3. James Smith/Wicked Vancouver.
Beaverbrooks CSI YH 5-year-old Final
1. Emma Stoker/Comme Ci, Comme Ca, 2. Drew Walton/Solid Gold Hs Z, 3. Carmen Edwards/Escape The Gossip.
Equitop GLME CSI1* 1.25m
1. Simon Crippen/Billy Kvitfell, 2. Corinne Collins/Dolores P, 3. Charlene Bastone/Jacpot
Horseware Ireland CSI1* 1.35m
1. Joanne McGlory/G. Zara Zing, 2. Eve McCoy/Ella, 3. Ella Quigley/One To Go
JCL Insurance Brokers CSI-P 1.30m
1. Dafydd Watkin Jones/Trevor, 2. Phoebe Farlan/Teach More Joey, 3. Eve McCoy/Moores Pride
Saturday, Day 4 results:
eVetDrug CSI3* Puissance:
1. Mark Edwards, Montreuxs Tale, 2. Guy Williams, Mr Blue Sky, 3. Daniel McAlinden, Chapristi.

Coming Up At Bolesworth

Sunflower Picking Patch and Aladdin Maze, 20 August – 4 September

Summer at Bolesworth will see the venue stage its very first Summer Sunflower Maze, providing a day out to remember. In partnership with Maize Maze experts Picking Patch, daytime activities will delight all ages as the glorious sunflowers provide a happy picking-place and a lovely backdrop to Bolesworth’s bee-friendly wildflower collection.

Keep an eye on our website for more information at!

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Day Four: Crowds Flock to the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show

Day 4 Results Roundup:
Bloomfields Horseboxes CSI3* 1.40m: 1st James Smith, Holly, 2nd Anthony Condon, Creevyquinn Pearl, 3rd Oliver Fletcher, Garande
Horseware Ireland CSI1* 1.35m: Anna Power, Oxford V/D Witte Driesenddijk
Bolesworth CSI1* 1.30m: 1st Red Morgan, True Blue III
Windmill Farm Estate CSI 6-year-old: 1st Leo Lamb, Gmail
Equitop CSI1* 1.25m: 1st Tillie Davies, Croft C.V
Hunter Woodshaving CSI-Amateur 1.15m: 1st Rachel Gredley, Jalanna
Blossom Home Care CSI P 1.15m: 1st Eve McCoy, Moores Pride
Recycling Lives CSI-Amateur 1.05m: 1st Louise Mcdonald, Fanta-Astic

Elite A-List Auction

The Bolesworth Science Supplements Elite A-List Auction was presented to an enthusiastic audience last night. The superb line-up of Ridden and Yearling Lots attracted intense bidding.
In the Ridden horses, the top Lot was Amazing Luck Z. An Aganix gelding out of the full sister to Cian O’Connor’s top ride Good Luck. She was sold to Ireland for £105,000. The top Lot on the Yearling front was Chacornwall JHH Z, a stunning Chacco Blue colt who turned heads at the Auction. Out of 1.50m GP-winning mare Muna Van Den Bisschop (Cornet Obolensky x Nabab de Reve). The hammer dropped at £36,000. Sold in the UK.
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Family Fun

Today’s event featured dog shows, dog agility, pony rides and a Dressage horse simulator among the non-equestrian activities. More of the same tomorrow…

Ladies Day

It was Ladies Day at Bolesworth today and many guests took the opportunity to put on the glam rags. The sun shone brightly, and we hear that a good time was had by all!

Dodson & Horrell at Bolesworth

Title partner Dodson & Horrell is a firm supporter of Bolesworth. Managing Director Sam Horrell said; “It has been a great day here at Bolesworth, and we’re looking forward to the action tomorrow, especially the Dodson & Horrell CSI 3*Grand Prix. It looks like we are in for some top-class competition. Bolesworth provides a unique backdrop for this special event, and we are extremely proud to be a part of it.”
The Dodson and Horrell team will be on hand all day tomorrow to meet visitors and discuss their horses’ nutritional needs. For more information visit

Events at Bolesworth

Halloween Spooktacular, 8 – 30 October

The Halloween adventure gets underway on the 8th of October in the Bolesworth grounds when the Picking Patch Aladdin Maze opens to the public during the day. Brave the maze and discover its secrets…

Keep an eye on our website for more information at!

Last Day Tomorrow

The final day of the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show opens at 8am tomorrow, Sunday 3 July. Champions will be crowned!

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Day 3: Dodson & Horell Bolesworth International Horse Show

Day 3 (Friday) Sports Results – Top Three 

Paul Sims, riding Dream Roller, won this evening’s Dorrell & Hodson 1.50m Grand Prix qualifier in a tense jump-off when he pipped Carmen Edwards to the post by a nano second. “That was a really incredible round,” said Sims who, along with Edwards are local to Bolesworth and even play football together. 

The top 50 showjumpers from both qualifiers held yesterday and today will now go through to the Grand Finale of the week, namely, the Dodson & Horrell 1.50m Grand Prix on Sunday.  

Dodson & Horrell CSI3* 1.50m GP Qualifier: 1. Paul Sims, Dream Roller, 2. Carmen Edwards, Happy Valerie, 3. Yazmin Davis, Zanbowa Z. 

Bloomfields Horseboxes CSI3* – FT – 1.40m: 1. Guy Williams, Crispina Z 

1. Guy Williams, Crispina Z, 2. Jessica Burke, Inpulss, 3. Jude Burgess, Dreams of Don 

Hunter Woodshaving CSI Amateur 1.15m: 1. Arianna Kuligowski , Ivascalle. Bolesworth CSI* 1.30m: 1. Red Morgan, GTrue. Röwer & Rüb – UK CSI Amateur 1.25m: 1. Tony Pearson, Berlin. Beaverbrooks CSI YH 5yo: Christopher Burton, Chacoon’s Nevo PS. Recycling Lives CSI Amateur 1.05m: 1. Louise McDonald. Al Shira’aa CSI YH 7yo: 1. James Smith. Horseware Ireland CSI 1* 1.35m: 1. Joanne McGlory. JCL Insurance CSI P 1.25m: 1. Phoebe Farman. Blossom Home Care CSI P 1.10m: 1. Alice Crowley, Access Bill. 

A-List Auction

Excitement has been building towards the Bolesworth Science Supplements A-List Auction with a superb line-up of Ridden lots and elite Yearlings on site.

We’ll confirm the winning bids tomorrow – keep an eye out for the results! 

Business at Bolesworth

Iceland’s CEO Richard Walker spoke at a well-attended business lunch today at Bolesworth. He talked of his company’s pioneering measures to remove artificial colouring in the 1980s, and the introduction of its own-label GM-free foods in the 1990s. He also covered topical issues important to the firm such as its plastic-free pledge, tackling global climate change and reducing in-store food waste.

Events at Bolesworth

Aladdin Maze & Sunflower Picking Patch: 20 August – 4 September 

Flower power is the theme for mid-August through to early September when Bolesworth will stage its very first Aladdin Maize Maze, providing a day out to remember. In partnership with Maize Maze experts Picking Patch, daytime activities will delight all ages as the glorious sunflowers provide a happy picking-place and a lovely backdrop to Bolesworth’s bee-friendly wildflower collection.

Tickets will go on sale soon, keep an eye on our website for more information.

It’s the Weekend, See You Tomorrow

The competition hots up in the International Arena with four Showjumping classes followed by the exciting eVetDrug CSI3* Puissance; get ringside to see just how high can the wall go before it defeats all competitors! 
It’s Ladies Day in hospitality with Best Dressed Awards and prizes for the top three – the lucky winner will be presented with a luxurious and high-value VIP package courtesy of Liverpool One. Into the evening and Disco Classical Presents Classic Decks takes to the stage.  
Hospitality packages are still available, click here

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Ride & Drive Thrills Bolesworth Crowd

The Ride & Drive relay held at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show last night, kept the crowd on their feel hollering and cheering as the riders and drivers charged around the Bolesworth International arena.

The Showjumpers completed a 1.25m course, quickly dismounted and then hurdled over to their driving partners to go for a superfast spin.

Ride & Drive Relay 1.25m sponsored by Lexus Chester
1. William Fletcher (rider)/John Walton (driver)
2. Guy Williams (rider)/Matt Bates (Bolesworth driver)
3. Carlos Eduardo Mota Ribas (rider)/Laurens Meynaerts (driver) – Brazil
4. Jake Ward (rider)/Jack Whitaker (driver)
5. Jay Halim (rider)/Alistair Scott (driver)
6. Mark Edwards (rider)/Danny Jackson (driver)
7. Nina Barbour (Bolesworth rider)/Michael Owen (driver)
8. Gemma Tattersall (rider)/Sam Horrell (driver)
9. Robert Murphy (rider)/Alex Li (driver)
10. Izac Ketteridge (rider)/Roy Shelton (driver)

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