FROM eventing legends to Britain’s rising stars, all are set to line up for the exciting Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show.
This fast and furious competition will provide a high calibre invitational spectacle as both elite show jumpers and event riders tackle a course of show jumps and feature cross-country fences in a relay format.
Event riders taking part include triple Olympic Gold Medallist, Andrew Hoy for Australia; as well as 2016 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials winner, and fellow Australian Christopher Burton.
They will be joined by Cheshire-based Brazilian and Rio Olympian, Carlos Parro and Chinese Olympian, Alex Hua Tian, who won a Silver Medal for China at the 2014 Asian Games. British rising talent, Sam Ecroyd also heads to the Bolesworth Estate and is joined by Dutch team stalwart Andrew Heffernan.
Event riders will tackle the cross-country course developed with the help of well known rider and eventing consultant, Gary Parsonage.
Show jumpers joining in this fast action-paced competition include speed specialist Harriet Nuttall, local rider Keith Shore, second in last year’s Equerry Grand Prix and the hugely popular and fun-loving Jay Halim.
Starting in the International Arena as the feature class on the evening of Thursday, June 14, the Eventing Grand Prix will see Eventers and Show Jumpers pair up, to then compete against the clock, racing over approximately 30 jumps and cross-country style obstacles.
Each pair will take on a combination of fences, including a brand new set of cross- country fences incorporating the Bolesworth International arena’s iconic moat.
The Cazenove Capital prize will go to the pair with the fastest combined time and the least faults. Each knocked down fence will incur seconds added on to the rider’s time with the lucky winners will each take home a £1,000 first prize.
Don’t forget party nights in Club Boles with Friday, June 15 hosting an Ibiza Classic evening full of iconic Ibiza anthems.
While Saturday evening, June 16 will see Rick Parfitt Jnr and the RPJ Band set to entertain with a live line-up of rock tunes throughout the evening.
The five day event takes place from June 12 to 17 in the glorious grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Chester and is set to provide a feast of sport and entertainment with some fantastic dressage stars heading to the stunning venue.
General admission tickets with 25% off gate prices can be bought online at www.bolesworthinternational.com