Bolesworth 2019 Elite Auctions

Building on their outstanding success in recent years and continued growth and development of their international competition portfolio, Nina Barbour and her team at Bolesworth are delighted to announce an exciting expansion of their highly regarded showjumping auctions for 2019.

Bolesworth Elite Yearling Auction 

The auction held during the Equerry International Horse Show at Bolesworth has been a phenomenal success to date, with record breaking prices achieved by European and British bred Showjumping foals and yearlings. The team are delighted to continue to develop this concept with another exciting auction to be held on 14th June, on the Friday night of the show.

Nina Barbour explains:

“We are very proud of what we have achieved with this auction, where we put an emphasis on black type dam lines.

“This year, we will be returning to our original format, showcasing an elite selection of top potential yearlings. Yearlings in June are at a great age for serious buyers, and are able to demonstrate a good idea of their raw talent over a pole. 

Breeders and owners from the UK and Europe are invited to submit their applications, with final selections to be completed by 29th March. Reflecting the importance of the mares in top sport horse breeding, a minimum requirement for successful selection will be 1.40m jumping success in the recent damline.’

Completed application forms and supporting information and materials, such as photographs and videos, are to be submitted to Tom Otter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The team will make a final selection from the top entries and notify owners about the next steps.

Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction

We are delighted to announce an exciting new opportunity for breeders and buyers of British bred showjumpers: The Bolesworth Young Horse Championship (which includes the Official British Showjumping Young Horse Championships & WBFSH Qualifiers) will incorporate the Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction. 

Nina Barbour explains her vision for the show: 

“We are passionate about developing the sport of showjumping in the UK.  For me it is very important to keep the Brits in Britain and to reverse the trend that horses need to be both sourced and produced abroad. The Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction is a key part of that vision and a great way of connecting breeding with the very top of the sport.

“The mission for this show is to prove that we can do it right, and to support the breeding and production of future team horses capable of taking British riders to the very top.”

At the AES, we share this philosophy and are excited about being able to offer this fantastic opportunity to breeders and buyers alike.

Studbook director Joris van den Oetelaar said:

“We are looking forward to working with Nina and her team. We share the same values about ensuring that we see more British riders on British horses, and this show and auction will be an important vehicle for bringing the very best of British breeding to the right audience.”

The auction will take place on Friday 16th August. AES registered foals from all over the UK are eligible for pre-selection, which will initially be done on the basis of pedigrees. Breeders are invited to submit full details of the foals they would like to be considered. 

AES spokesperson Dr Eva-Maria Broomer explains:

“The vision of this auction is to provide a truly exquisite and unique selection of foals not only by the very best proven showjumping sires, but with outstanding damline provenance to match, which includes a minimum requirement of 1.40m success in the recent motherline. We therefore invite breeders to submit the full pedigree details of the foals they would like us to consider prior to the final selection process.

“We then create a shortlist of candidates, which we will visit for a full inspection. All pedigrees will be researched in meticulous detail, and pre-selected foals will be photographed, videoed and linear scored to provide detailed and insightful information to the discerning buyer.”

The Bolesworth Elite Yearling Auction, and Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction will be bringing the very best of British breeding to a wide audience of riders and owners to ensure the very best British bred horses are given the opportunity to succeed in the sport.


For more information about the Bolesworth Elite Yearling Auction visit


And to find out more about the Bolesworth Young Horse Championships and the new Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction


See the Bolesworth Elite Auctions page for all the information about our sales:

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