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.
For more information visit www.bolesworth.com/international
For retail and partnership enquiries, please contact Melanie Simm.