Oliver Townend Heads to Bolesworth for Eventing Grand Prix

Andrew Hoy in the Eventers Grand Prix

With Captain Mark Phillips confirmed to build at what is now a three-leg Eventing Grand Prix series, the competition looks set to be of the highest calibre for this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show.

Wordl Number One event rider, Oliver Townend, heads a stellar cast of the country’s very best competitors set to take part in the Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix.

As part of new innovation, the top five placed riders in the class will qualify to compete in the Final Leg at the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show in December.

A second qualifying leg will run at the Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show, August 14 to 18.


Taking place during the evening performance on Thursday, June 13, this exciting feature class will be a fast and furious competition and will see 20 leading event riders tackle a course of show jumps and feature cross-country fences, against the clock in the International Arena.

With a £2,000 first prize, major names fighting it out for the leader board include Christopher Burton, Gemma Tattersall, Alex Hua Tian, Ben Hobday and Jeanette Brakewell to name just a few!

The competition is a must see whether watching from ringside or up close to the action in the unique setting provided by the very special Hospitality Marquee – a real experience to enjoy with friends and family.

Said Show Promoter, Nina Barbour: “The Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix really is a fantastic competition to watch and we are delighted to have some of the world’s best event riders signed up to compete.

“This year’s course will stay in the International Arena and provides a fantastic opportunity for spectators to get close to the action and see so many talented riders tackle Mark Phillips’ course.”

The competition will see show jumps standing at a maximum of 1.25m, with three seconds added for each fence knocked down.

There will also be an optional joker fence at a maximum height of 1.35m providing greater thrill and excitement throughout the competition.  The cross-country fences will be at British Eventing Intermediate level.

Visit www.bolesworthinternational.com to book tickets for this year’s show.

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