Bolesworth Launch The Science Supplements Elite Dressage Auction
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Dressage will be part of the Science Supplements Bolesworth Elite Auctions for the very first time this year.
The elite dressage auction will be held on the evening of Friday 25 June 2022 as part of the inaugural Bloomfields Horseboxes CDI 3* International Dressage at Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire. The auction aims to showcase a small, handpicked number of premium-bred dressage horses ranging from two year olds through to five year olds.
The horses have been selected by an expert, experienced selection committee, headed up by Christian Heinrich. Much of Christian’s career has been spent sourcing horses for the international market; his success stories include discovering Annastasia (with whom Michael Assouline won the French National Championship), former British team horse Legrini and Isobel Wessel’s intermediaire I Kur champion Leopardo.
Nina Barbour, Managing Director of Bolesworth, said: “We’re very excited to be adding an Elite Dressage Auction to our portfolio, at a time when import costs are at an all-time high; it’s a huge opportunity for buyers to source UK-based horses. We’re also very grateful for the extended support from Science Supplements who will be supporting this year’s auctions.
“The confirmed lots will be announced in the coming weeks; we can confirm that breeding will include many of the top modern bloodlines, with some very well connected horses in the line-up.
“We’ll be revealing the collection for the first time at an exclusive preview at Bolesworth on Friday 17 June. The horses will all be showcased, plus there will be an opportunity to book appointments to try any of the ridden horses between this preview and the auction itself. To register your interest for this auction preview please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.”
All the horses will be showed live at the International Dressage on the evening of Friday 25 June, with both sessions will be streamed and free to view on Horse & Country TV.
The Elite Dressage Auction is designed to provide a platform for the UK dressage market to source top-quality young horses with modern bloodlines, without the complication of importing them from mainland Europe.
This year Caunton Manor Stud are supporting Bolesworth to ensure the first dressage auction provides buyers and sellers with the best possible experience. Selection panel member Martin Schleicher said: “At Caunton Manor Stud we are always looking to support correct production of young horses in all disciplines.
“With the rise of import costs for the British market looking to source horses from Europe, an auction such as this cuts the complication and cost of importing. We are delighted to be supporting Bolesworth with the dressage auction by helping to carefully select horses to put forward to this collection.”
The Bolesworth team are also proud to announce that Science Supplements have agreed to extend their support for the auctions for a second year. The award-winning retailer is best known for its comprehensive range of equine and canine supplements, in addition to its ongoing research in the field. The partnership aligns two highly-innovative equestrian brands, both equally focused on investing in the future of elite sport and British breeding.
David Mitson, CEO of Science Supplements said: “We are delighted to be extending our sponsorship of the Science Supplements Bolesworth Elite Auctions the second year running.”
“As a brand, we are passionate about supporting the development of British breeding. Personally, I have a great passion for breeding, alongside the welfare and research behind equine health and nutrition. Working with Nina and the team at Bolesworth, we aim to provide a platform for both vendors and buyers to showcase and buy quality sports horses here in the UK”.
To register your interest and to stay up to date with all information about our upcoming auctions please visit our website:
For all enquiries please contact email@example.com. To confirm your attendance at the auction or to book a table please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the Bloomfields Horseboxes CDI3* International Dressage visit www.bolesworthdressage.com.