#1: Fortune Favours the Brave Equestrian

In this first episode of the Horsebrain podcast, my co-host Astrid Bolton and myself Elaine Park, introduce ourselves.  My interest is marketing and Astrid has been a horse dealer for over 35 years. She sells top class sport horses and explains how she got started. Getting on a plane to go abroad and import horses in a time when there was no internet or mobile phones, let alone many other people in the UK doing it. Hence, this episode is called ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’. You can find more about Astrid on her website and you can find our podcast episodes listed on the Horsebrain website HERE.

Check out this episode!

Bolesworth CSI**** Int.

Bolesworth CSI**** Int.

Bolesworth CSI**** International is on 16th-19th June 2016 and is held at Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, Cheshire, giving the show a stunning backdrop.  This show gets better and better every year, with something for the whole family.  There is top international showjumping every day, fantastic displays, shopping, live music and much more, all included in your daily ticket.

Bolesworth, the ultimate show for Equestrians!

For equestrians, the line up will not disappoint.  Express eventing, Dressage, and top level  Showjumping are all in the mix along with great shopping. Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin have confirmed that they will be competing on Thursday 16th June in the evening, for the Grand Prix Freestyle.  Other dressage riders including Laura Tomlinson, Richard Davison and  Michael Eilberg will also be there.  More information is available here.

Bolesworth CastleScott Brash has confirmed that he will be there for the show jumping on all 4 days and there will be an Elite Sport Horse auction on Friday 17th June, as well as 5ive in concert.

Saturday’s entertainment includes a dog show, more great show jumping and Atomic Kitten in a feature concert!

Sunday 19th June is the highlight of the show, the Bolesworth International CSI 4* Grand Prix where the top riders will be competing for a record prize fund of €75,000.  The Fancy Dress Mini Major Challenge will provide plenty of entertainment during the day as well as racing camels, to give a fun filled day.  Take a look here for daily visitor information.

bolesworth-shopping With over 130 exclusive and unusual trade stands in the shopping village, fine food and dining with lots of choice including a vintage tea room, your day will packed full of fun and entertainment.  A great way to spend time with family and friends!

Camping, which is a short walk from the show ground, is available or click here for a nearby hotel or B&B.

Book online to avoid disappointment because with so much going on at Bolesworth CSI**** International, you won’t want to miss a thing! To purchase your tickets, click here.

Day, Son and Hewitt

Day, Son and Hewitt

Day Son & Hewitt

Day Son & Hewitt

Check out Day, Son & Hewitt’s range of products. They are beautifully packaged and they have had excellent feedback from those who have used them. View the testimonials on their site and take a look at the before and after pictures at  www.astridbolton.com.

Their range consists of :-

PLATFORM (Hoof Supplement)

MAXIMISE (To support the horses digestive tract)



FOUNDATION (multi vitamin and mineral supplement to balance diet)

ELIVIAT (Electrolytes to help maintain body fluid balance)

RELAXIN (To reduce anxiety and promote calmness, relaxation and concentration)

RESPYT (To help support a healthy respiratory system)

SYNOFLEX (Support and maintenance of healthy joints and cartilage)

Check out the full range on their website http://www.daysonhewitt.co.uk.

Next Month’s Coverage – Horse of the Year Show

Next Month’s Coverage – Horse of the Year Show

In next month’s magazine, we shall be reporting on the Horse of the Year Show, “The World’s Most Famous Horse Show” as it returns to Birmingham’s NEC from Wednesday 7th October to Sunday 11th October 2015.

We shall be covering showing, dressage and jumping classes although this is by no means the full extent of the show.  For further information, click here for full daily timetable information.

We shall watch with interest the new Ladies Side Saddle Horse of the Year class, which replaces the Ladies Hunter of the Year Championship for the first time in 2015, won by our own resident showing writer Jayne Pimbley in 2014.

We would like to wish all of our readers who are competing at the Horse of the Year Show, the very best of luck!

For further information about the Horse of the Year Show, click here and you can purchase your tickets by clicking on this link.

Longines Global Champions Tour

Longines Global Champions Tour

Global Champion Tour

Global Champion Tour

The Longines Global Champions Tour is a premier show jumping event staged in some of the world’s most prestigious locations with 15 events held in 13 countries during the series.  The top 30 ranked riders come together to bring exciting competition for unprecedented prize money.  The overall season Champion title is hotly contested by the biggest stars in the sport for the Bonus Prize fund and the Longines Ranking Title.

High profile equestrian enthusiasts also frequent the tour making the series glamorous as well as providing elite-level show jumping. With destinations as stunning as Miami Beach, Rome and Paris, this puts the series up there at the top of the sporting and social event calendar.

Jan Tops, an Olympic Gold medalist Show Jumper himself, is Founder and President of the Longines Global Champions Tour. He has fulfilled his vision of raising standards across the sport and since he launched the tour in 2006, has provided world class sport and entertainment.

The tour is available to watch live online via GCT TV and on Eurosport and results can be found here.

The Longines Global Champions Tour web side holds a huge amount of information on each rider providing a biography and interesting facts as well as results, rankings and prize money. You can also view a full profile of all the horses as well as view amazing pictures. Take a look here at full rider and horse info.

So, just pick your favourite destination from these amazing choices and click on your favourite to book your ticket.