Michel Hendrix Hits the Right Note at Bolesworth International

Michel Hendrix hailed the "biggest win" of his career ater landing the Bolesworth CSI **** International four-star grand prix

Michel Hendrix Hits the Right Note at Bolesworth International Dutch showjumper Michel Hendrix hailed the “biggest win” of his career ater landing the Bolesworth CSI **** International four-star grand prix on Sunday. And his audience raised a glass to the appropriately-named Baileys after Hendrix guided the 10-year-old gelding to victory by more than three seconds in the jump-off of Bolesworth’s…

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Sarah Billington Celebrates at Bolesworth

Sarah Billington Celebrates at Bolesworth

Sarah Billington Celebrates at Bolesworth Sarah Billington got the final day of this year’s Bolesworth CSI **** International off to a flying start when she won the Am-A grand prix. The class, sponsored by Andrews Bowen, reached a thrilling crescendo as the top three finishers were separated by just 16 hundredths of a second. But it was Cheshire-based Sarah, wife…

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Super Saturday Bolesworth International

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Scorching Competition at Super Saturday Bolesworth International Saturday Bolesworth News As the third day of Bolesworth International draws to a close, we take a look back at who came out on top. The sun was out, crowds gathered and trade stands were full. A real buzz echoed the showground as international riders entertained those who visited the new Equine Learning Zone.…

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Bolesworth Puissance Spectacular

Bolesworth Puissance Joint winners Pender & Winchester

Bolesworth Puissance Spectacular Bolesworth Puissance Friday Evening Chloe Winchester had a puissance debut to savour when she shared victory in a thrilling class at the Bolesworth CSI **** International. The Suffolk-based 21-year-old rider cleared a fourth and final round height of seven feet three inches on Shannondale Linnet to finish equal first with 16-year-old Irish prospect Michael Pender, riding Acorad…

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Bolesworth Equine Learning Zone Welcomes Dressage Superstars

Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Laura Tomlinson and Richard Davidson. Image credit Trevor Meeks

Bolesworth Equine Learning Zone Welcomes Dressage Superstars Bolesworth Equine Learning Zone and Fan Zone News Visitors to Bolesworth International on Thursday were treated to a talk from Olympic dressage riders Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Laura Tomlinson and Richard Davidson. Held in the Equine Learning Zone, which is new for 2016, the riders stopped in ahead of the evening dressage performances…

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Bolesworth Re-Opens to Public Ahead of Schedule

The Bolesworth 2016 main arena (c) Honeybunn Photography

Bolesworth Re-Opens to Public Ahead of Schedule Bolesworth International have this afternoon re-opened access to the public ahead of schedule. Due to efforts from staff overnight, and this morning, the showground parking has now been deemed suitable for traffic meaning visitors are now allowed back onto the grounds. An official statement has been released via the Bolesworth International website Organisers…

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No Public Admission to Bolesworth on Friday 17th Jun until 5PM

No Public Admission to Bolesworth on Friday 17th Jun until 5PM Bolesworth International have announced this morning that, due to heavy rainfall yesterday, there will no public admission to the event on Friday  17th June until 5pm. This is solely due to the ground conditions in the public car park. They released the following statement via the Bolesworth International CCI4*…

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Olympic Dressage Stars Shine at Bolesworth International

Olympic Dressage The winners Carl Hester and Charlie Hutton

Olympic Dressage Stars Shine at Bolesworth International Great Britain’s Olympic dressage gold medallists thrilled an eager crowd on the opening night of this year’s Bolesworth CSI **** International as they showcased their unique brand of magic. Reigning Olympic, World and European champion Charlotte Dujardin was joined by her London 2012 team-mates Carl Hester and Laura Tomlinson as the stars shone…

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Irish Rider Marion Hughes Fights off International Competition at Bolesworth

Irish Rider Marion Hughes Fights Off International Competition at Bolesworth This afternoon's CSI4* 1m35 class started as the heavens opened for Bolesworth International.

Irish Rider Marion Hughes Fights off International Competition at Bolesworth This afternoon’s  CSI4* 1m35 class started as the heavens opened for Bolesworth International. Marion Hughes (IRL) riding the 2001 mare, Heritage HHS Fortuna, took first place finishing on a time of 43.9 with British rider, Keith Shore on board Zegreanne Z, unbelievably close behind in second on 64.1. Hughes fought off…

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Bolesworth Kicks Off in Style

Winner Benjamin Raistrick on Top Limit

Bolesworth Kicks Off in Style Competitors and spectators alike didn’t allow the wet weather dampen their spirits as they gathered together for the eagerly awaited first day of the 2016 Bolesworth International. The morning kicked off at 8.00am with the Halsall Electrical 1m25 class, held in the international arena, followed by the Aggreco sponsored 1m15 and to finish the morning’s…

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Bolesworth Beats the Weather!

The Bolesworth 2016 main arena (c) Honeybunn Photography

Bolesworth Beats the Weather! Bolesworth have today confirmed the go ahead of the first day’s action with the ground draining considerably overnight. The Lake Arena, as announced yesterday evening, will remain closed for today (16/06/2016). All classes have been cancelled to help preserve the ground ahead of the week’s schedule. The spotlight today is on this evening’s ‘Freestyle to Dressage’…

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Bolesworth Hit by Flash Floods

Bolesworth hit by flash floods - updates to follow

Bolesworth Hit by Flash Floods Bolesworth hit by flash floods – Event scheduled to take place tomorrow with only one arena closure. The latest equestrian event to take the brunt of the British weather is Bolesworth International, set in Bolesworth Estate, Cheshire. The management team have this evening announced, via their website and social media, the cancellation of classes scheduled…

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Success for Nick Gauntlett at Bolesworth International

Nick Gauntlett and Cairnside Sir Alex in the Express Evening Competition at Bolesworth International

Success for Nick Gauntlett at Bolesworth International British eventer Nick Gauntlett posted a double success at the Bolesworth CSI **** International on Wednesday. And in doing so, the Gloucestershire-based rider paraded another potential star, whose sire is 2015 Badminton champion Chilli Morning. Gauntlett used to ride Chilli Morning before the horse went briefly to Mary King and then William Fox-Pitt,…

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