Leading lights hotfoot it to Bolesworth

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 13:38 GMT

Major British and continental dressage stars are heading to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show (12 – 16 June 2019).

The show is set to host a number of viewing trials for the FEI WBFSH Dressage World Breeding Championships for Young Horses as well as the prestigious Equitop Myoplast CDI3* Grand Prix and Freestyle.

Following its huge success over the past two years, the Wednesday and Thursday will see top-level dressage return with the Bolesworth CDI3* attracting leading riders to the magnificent Cheshire estate.

Big names to look out for on the dressage front are Carl Hester and Britain’s golden girl, Charlotte Dujardin MBE, who so enjoyed last year’s show. Carl and Charlotte will be riding their current top rides, Hawtins Delicato and Mount St John Freestyle (pictured).

They’ll be joined by Richard Davison and Bubblingh, Gareth Hughes and Classic Briolinca and Emile Faurie with Café’s Caletta to name just a few.

Wednesday afternoon will play host to the Equitop Myoplast CDI3* Grand Prix and the evening will include a demonstration with Carl Hester and Peter Storr. Following his hugely successful demonstrations over the past two years, Carl has teamed up with renowned dressage rider, trainer and FEI 4* Judge, Peter, for the 2019 event.

This well-known duo will bring to spectators a fascinating showcase titled - ‘80% Is The New 70%’ – Through The Eyes Of The Judges’ – on Wednesday, 12 June at 6.40pm.

Carl is simply legendary in the sport of dressage having ridden and produced so many horses to Grand Prix level over the years. A multi-garlanded gold medallist across so many championships teams, Carl is also held in high regard for training a plethora of leading dressage riders in the modern-day sport.

Carl’s latest star is the 11 year old Diamond Hit son, Hawtins Delicato - an attractive dark bay gelding that he co-owns with Lady Anne Evans and Ann Cory. Together they formed part of the bronze medal winning team at last year’s World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Tryon, North Carolina.

Charlotte returns with Mount St John Freestyle, the bay mare who was so successful at last year’s show. Bolesworth International is the mare’s first competition since WEG where the pair led the British team to win bronze and came away with individual bronze after the Grand Prix Special.

Emile Faurie is one of the country’s leading international riders and trainers and has represented Great Britain at World, European and Olympic level. He was part of the bronze medal winning team at last year’s WEG, riding Dono Dimaggio.

VIP Hospitality experiences are still available for all sessions throughout the event, and are the perfect way to enjoy the show up close with access to the luxury ringside marquee and fine dining. 

General admission tickets with 20% off gate prices can still be bought online at