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.
Scott 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.
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 & 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.
Astrid Bolton Sport Horses
Day, Son and Hewitt held a masterclass with Astrid Bolton and Geoff Billington at Myerscough College, Friday 2nd November. It was an informative evening to explain the importance of using quality supplements to promote the well being of your horse (go to www.daysonhewitt.co.uk for the full range available). The evening started off with Astrid explaining the foundations of starting a young horse and a long-reining demonstration with their fantastic young stallion, Euphoria. Hayley then came into the arena and rode him, showing his amazing paces, whilst Astrid explained the importance of using Day, Son and Hewitts product SYNOFLEX, to ensure that your horses maintain their natural mobility. Next, Hayley brought in Cassius, a 17.3hh, young dressage talent, showing us various different paces and his extravagant movement and ability. Go to www.astridbolton.com to look for your next superstar. The second half consisted of Geoff and his two horses, starting with a youngster, only broken five months ago. He then rode a more experienced horse, explaining his training methods and exercises, with humour along the way. The evening was well attended and the audience participated by asking questions as well as one lady having a go at long-reigning Astrid’s young stallion, Euphoria. Day, Son and Hewitt had a well stocked stand, with Sue advising on all aspects of their beautifully packaged, high quality products.
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KWPN UK Inspections to be held at Astrid Bolton’s, Merecourt Stud, Mythop, Nr Blackpool 10th and 11th September 2011. COME AND SEE SOME OF THE BEST MARES, FOALS AND YOUNGSTOCK PRESENTED FOR INSPECTION. (more…)
Moorlands Totilas and his new rider Matthias Alexander Rath have had their first public outing together on the 6th Feb at Schockemohle Stallion Show in Germany, where 3000 spectators watched the duo perform. The pair next appear competitively in May with the aim to qualify for the European Championships in Rotterdam. Paul Schockemohle bought the stallion last October for an undisclosed sum, but according to the sellers, it was an offer that couldn’t be refused.
Totilas’s stud fees start at around £4500+VAT.
Racing was cancelled at Newbury racecourse on Saturday 12th February after 2 horses Fenix Two and Marching Song collapsed in the parade ring. It is speculated that the 2 horses were electrocuted by an old power line that has been accidentally severed and an investigation is under way. Kid Cassidy, trained by Nicky Henderson was withdrawn as it behaved oddly in the parade ring. None of the handlers were injured and the meeting will hopefully be re-scheduled for this coming week.
An 11 year old ex-racehorse thoroughbred foster mare called Candy has fostered a shire foal, named baby. The foal was born at the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, near Tarporley, Cheshire. Two days after the birth, the foal’s Dam died of a twisted gut. It was a worrying 3 weeks until a surrogate Mum was found, through the National Foaling Bank, to which the owner of the Shire Horse Centre, Mr Alistair King, is extremely grateful (see our link to this on equestrian associations at the top of the Home page). Mr King, who has bred shires for 40 years, has slept in his car for several nights so that he can keep a watchful eye over the mare and foal and says that the pair are now inseparable. Three other foals have been born at the centre over the last few weeks and visitors to the centre are being asked to think of names for the foals; fillies being named after Scottish Lochs and colts to be named after Scottish Mountains. Photo Courtesy of Horse and Hound.
The Over Wyre Equestrian Club – Meeting at The Black Bull, Preesall on Thursday 10th March @ 7pm. There will be a speaker from Allen & Page Horse Feeds giving a talk on “The problems with feeding Mollasses and Barley Feed” and “Horse Obesity”. Entrance fee is £5 adults and £1 children (as there isn’t an annual subscription payable to the club). All welcome. For further information, text Vanessa on 07854 501469.