Elite sport returns to Bolesworth and you’re invited

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.

In addition to the new dates, Bolesworth are delighted to welcome title sponsors Dodson & Horrell. Leading innovators in animal nutrition, Dodson & Horrell bring a shared passion for equestrianism whilst also striving for excellence within the sport. Dodson & Horrell are renowned for offering a range of feeds to support horses and ponies of all breeds, ages and sizes from companion horses to world class performance athletes. 

Sam Horrell, Managing Director of Dodson & Horrell commented, “We are very pleased to join Bolesworth International as their new title sponsor to celebrate showjumping and the dedication, passion and talent of all the competitors and their horses. 

“A strive for excellence, a commitment to success and a passion for all things equestrian are three core values that Dodson & Horrell and Bolesworth International Horse Show share in abundance, and are what make our exciting new partnership a perfect match.

“Our teams are both relishing in building this new relationship and are incredibly excited for the potential it brings.  We very much look forward to seeing you all at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show in July!”

Set against the iconic backdrop of Bolesworth Castle, the prestigious International Arena will host headline classes climaxing with the CSI*** Grand Prix on Sunday 11th July. The busy schedule, all set to run under FEI rules will include CSI3*, CSI1*, CSIAm, CSIP and CSIYH classes, with the aim to provide a platform for a huge range of competitors and horses to compete.

Nina Barbour welcomes Dodson & Horrell “We are incredibly proud to welcome Dodson & Horrell as the new title sponsor of the Bolesworth International Horse Show.  They are a company backed by a longstanding family heritage offering an exceptional range of products and customer service, which has been relied upon by equestrians for over 80 years. It will be a huge pleasure to once again open the doors to spectators and hospitality guests, together with an exciting schedule of international sport.”

An unmissable event in the equestrian calendar, the show offers visitors the opportunity to get up close to riders, explore our quality retailers, and enjoy daytime or evening hospitality, which will include a serious line up of evening entertainment, in line with Government guidelines. There will be additional family focused entertainment over the weekend for general admission ticket holders.

For spectators interested in general admission tickets, sign up for alerts at www.bolesworthinternational.com now and be the first to know when general admission ticket sales go live on the 30th March. 

The Bolesworth experience is highlighted for many by the renowned Elite Auction. On Friday, 9th July, a special collection of Elite Yearlings will be auctioned live at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show. All lots will have close links to 1.60m performers on the dam side with a line-up that promise to include some of the most famous equine names in showjumping.

The season will commence at Bolesworth with three affiliated training shows, on the 7th & 21st April, and the 5th May, allowing riders to familiarise their horses with the surroundings and give them a long awaited, confident outing. In addition, the brand new Bolesworth National Horse Show will take place from 20th - 23rd May, presenting three days of competition with classes up to 1.40m, also incorporating Young Horse classes.

Bolesworth are welcoming trade stand enquiries for all events, and there are also a small number of exclusive sponsorship opportunities available. To register your interest in sponsorship opportunities and/or hospitality, please contact Sponsorship & Hospitality manager, Melanie Simm via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01829 307676.

Further details will be announced shortly, for more information on the extensive show agenda at Bolesworth please visit www.bolesworthinternational.com.

Riders interested in competing this summer at Bolesworth can find the sports overview online at www.bolesworthinternational.com. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all enquiries.

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