Closing the week of spectacular sport at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show, the final day of elite showjumping action delivered outstanding results from world-class talent with a challenging Dodson & Horrell Grand Prix, proving to be a thrilling climax for spectators.
Ladies Day at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Show brought not only the glamour and style with the fabulously contested Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Best Dressed title, but an enviable schedule of international classes including the Kubota by Hughes Brothers CSI1* 1.35m, The Pony of the Year Show CSI-P 1.25m, before climaxing with the iconic red wall of the Puissance.
Sporting success continues to build on day 3 of the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show. With a strong contingent of world class riders including Olympic contenders Holly Smith (GBR), Ben Maher (GBR) and Michael Duffy (IRL) the impressive start lists from CSI-Amateurs, Al Shira’aa Young Horse classes through to the 3* 1.50m Grand Prix qualifier made for a highly competitive day.
With the sun shining on day two of the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show, the well-planned schedule of both International & Amateur Classes, a thrilling Ride & Drive sponsored by Bentley, plus a phenomenal win from Holly Smith in the highly competitive CSI13* Grand Prix Qualifier delivered on every level.
Sport is truly back at Bolesworth as the first day of the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show welcomed back world class showjumping, a range of equestrian retail outlets and enthusiastic spectators for the start of five thrilling days of competition.
The excitement continues to build at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show as the arenas are primed, prepped and ready to welcome 350 riders, including Olympic contenders Holly Smith & Ben Maher for Team GB, Michael Duffy for Ireland and multi-talented Christopher Burton for the Australian eventing team. Hosted from Wednesday 7th – Sunday 12th July, Bolesworth are excited to welcome back riders, owners and spectators for the first time in three years.
Last night saw an exciting evening unfold as Bolesworth Elite Auctions introduced their all new ridden horse auction concept; the ‘A-List’, due to take place during the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International horse show on Friday 9th July.
Bolesworth are delighted to welcome renowned equine veterinary practice, Hird & Partners, to their Chowley Oak Business Park, located only 1 mile from the Bolesworth Showground.
Affiliated showing is set to make its debut at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show this summer, with the anticipation rising as show organisers announce the panel of judges that will be officiating the British Show Pony Society Le Mieux Mountain & Moorland Direct Qualifier.
Secure your tickets now for the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show, returning to the iconic Bolesworth estate for five days of elite equestrian sport, unrivalled family entertainment and premium hospitality, now confirmed for the new dates 7th - 11th July.
The Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show is welcoming showing classes to the calendar for the very first time. Set to run 7th-11th July this year’s event is anticipated to attract competitors from across the UK for the LeMieux Mountain & Moorland Direct Qualifier in the Main Arena on Wednesday 7th July, with the coveted Supreme Championship Final to be held at Liverpool International Horse Show.
A summerlong series of elite sport is scheduled at Bolesworth for 2021, and you’re invited. Synonymous with world-class showjumping and outstanding equestrian facilities, Nina Barbour and the team are bringing sport back to Bolesworth with an extensive calendar of dates including the Bolesworth International Horse Show, now confirmed to run on 7th-11th July.
There is an air of excitement in the equestrian world as the sport begins to resume under the new government and British Showjumping guidelines. Plans for the Al Shira'aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships (19th to 23rd August), and the Bolesworth Elite Foal Auction (21st August) are taking shape, with the necessary precautions being put in place to enable the event to run in line with social distancing guidelines.
Bolesworth Elite Auctions is excited to announce that the inaugural online Yearling auction is scheduled to place on Tuesday 30th June 2020, with bidding live from Friday 26th June. With headline lots including direct progeny from top Grand Prix mares Loughview Loulou and Tinka's Serenade, and a half Brother to Scott Brash's Hello Sanctos, it promises to be one of our most spectacular line ups to date.
Bolesworth has become a pioneer for the Sport Horse Breeding Industry in the UK providing breeders with a solid platform to reach buyers across the globe.
Equestrian Relief culminated in an elaborate finale on Monday night as our teams participated in a round of Dark Horse, where our teams shared their hidden talent. They went all out to impress the celebrity judges, TV presenter and Pop Idol judge Nicky Chapman and opera singer Russell Watson. This was combined with the public vote and the teams pulled out all the stops to win the final challenge and take the crown.
We have been closely monitoring the status of the COVID-19 pandemic as events have unfolded Nationally and Internationally. Following the Government public health guidance regarding social distancing, and the termination of non-essential travel, together with the statement that emergency services have been withdrawn from supporting mass gatherings, it is clear that events of this scale pose far too greater risk to continue for the foreseeable future.
Visiting this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show and want to enjoy the very best experience throughout the day?
This year for the first time, spectators can start the day in style with a mouth-watering champagne breakfast at Bolesworth Castle.