With just a few weeks to go the countdown to The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is well and truly on. Here we highlight 10 fascinating facts and top tips!
The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show takes place in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire from June 13 to June 17, 2018. Bolesworth Castle is a country house recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
After running the National show for six years, Nina Barbour founder and president of The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show was inspired by her own competing experience, knowledge and travels to make a big impact on the show which is how The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show came about. Working closely with her family and the organising team, Nina is committed to developing world class equestrian entertainment.
Equerry Horse Feeds is the title sponsor for the horse show. Equerry offers a range of top-quality feeds, produced using the finest ingredients, manufactured in Cheshire and formulated by experienced equine nutritionists.
2017 marked the 10th anniversary of the show.
The 2017 Bolesworth Elite Auction was a night when records were broken with a foal, Tinka's Star by Nick Skelton's Olympic legend, Big Star out of Tinka's Serenade, the former ride of Billy Twomey making more than £90,000 under the hammer.
New for 2018 will be the return of a high calibre invitational Eventing Grand Prix, sponsored by Cazenove Capital, which will take place in the Main International Arena as the feature class on the Thursday evening.
Being a dog-friendly zone, Bolesworth will be hosting a very competitive Companion Dog Show on both Saturday and Sunday, together with 'Have a go' agility all weekend.
The International show has seen the likes of well-known riders taking part such as; Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin, John Whitaker and Scott Brash to name just a few of the stars who make their way to Cheshire each summer.
The show boasts two fantastic Andrews Bowens arenas and a third newly drained grass arena, running along the lake.
Where do you get the chance to meet and learn from both a showjumping and eventing legend at the same time? The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show of course – with the organisers announcing a new and exciting Masterclass with William and Pippa Funnell on the Wednesday evening.