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.
Set to run 7th-11th July, showing entries for Wednesday 7th July at this year’s Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show are now open. A brand-new venue for the showing community it is set to attract competitors from across the UK for the BSPS Le Mieux Mountain & Moorland Direct Qualifier, hosted in the Bolesworth International Arena on Wednesday 7th July. Competitors will be hoping to catch the eye of performance judge, Mrs Julie Templeton (Shropshire), and conformation judge, Mr Rodger James (Staffordshire), to secure a qualifying ticket for the prestigious final at the Liverpool International Horse Show in January.
Simon Richardson, Executive Member of Council, BSPS, commented, “The British Show Pony Society are pleased to award the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show one of only 6 direct qualifiers in 2021. The champion to qualify for the Le Mieux British Show Pony Society Supreme Mountain and Moorland Championship to be held at the Liverpool International Horse Show on Saturday 1st January 2022. This a fantastic chance for our members to participate at one of the UK's finest equestrian arenas, facilities and settings.”
This is the first time the final will be held at the Liverpool International Horse Show. Traditionally hosted at Olympia, the final will take place on New Year’s Day at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, welcoming up to 40 competitors to the final, with the prize giving taking place in the afternoon performance. The Liverpool International Horse Show brings top equestrian sport to the heart of the city, hosting some of the finest British and Irish riders, as well as unrivalled family entertainment, exclusive shopping outlets and premium hospitality.
Nina Barbour, Managing Director of Bolesworth, commented: “We have a really exciting line up for the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show and we are very much looking forward to hosting BSPS classes here for the very first time. We feel particularly honoured to be one of the six qualifying venues for the final at the Liverpool International Horse Show.”