Scott Brash and Nick Skelton Confirmed for Bolesworth International
Olympic Gold Medallists will bring the midas touch to Bolesworth 2016
Olympic gold medallists Scott Brash and Nick Skelton will be among the star attractions at next month’s Bolesworth International CSI **** in Cheshire.
Other confirmed entrants include multiple major championship medallist Michael Whitaker, Bolesworth 2014 Grand Prix winner William Whitaker and reigning Liverpool International Grand Prix champion Billy Twomey.
Yazmin Pinchen, who won a thrilling Bolesworth Grand Prix last summer, will make a return appearance, along with Shane Breen and Dermot Lennon. In addition America’s star rider Laura Kraut, British Nations Cup regular Guy Williams, plus the consistent Italian pair of Lorenzo de Luca and Piergiorgio Bucci will also be appearing in this years line up.
Giving Bolesworth added significance is the overall proximity to the Rio Olympics opening ceremony. Former World No. 1 Scott Brash and the ultra-experienced Nick Skelton both helped Great Britain to an unforgettable team gold medal triumph at London 2012, when they were joined by Ben Maher and Peter Charles.
Scott Brash, winner of the £735,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Showjumping last year – in addition to being a 2013 European team gold medallist alongside Whitaker – has a packed career portfolio which also includes two Global Champions Tour overall titles.
Visitors to Bolesworth will have a fantastic opportunity to witness many of the world’s top riders fine-tuning preparations for what could be, Olympic appearances during August.
Bolesworth show president Nina Barbour said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming riders of such world-class calibre, and it underlines just how important and prestigious an event Boleworth has become.
“This year, of course, there is added excitement with the Rio Olympics, and our early entrants for Bolesworth 2016 underline what a key event it is on the showjumping calendar as national selectors at home and abroad finalise their plans for Brazil in August.”
Bolesworth’s 2016 four-day show takes place in the spectacular grounds of Bolesworth Castle from June 16-19.
A prize fund of almost £60,000 has been announced for the final day’s headline, the Grand Prix. Show-stopping performances from pop bands Atomic Kitten, 5ive and Retake That are also in store.
General admission tickets are available at a pre-sale price of just £12 for the opening two days, and £18 for Saturday and Sunday, up to 40% off gate prices. Under-14s can enjoy free admission, while a four-day season ticket is at a not-to-be-missed pre-sale price of £40. Tickets can be bought online at www.bolesworthinternational.com