Dressage, What's On

Bolesworth International Hosts Dressage Championship Viewing Trials

Charlotte Dujardin Bolesworth 1

This year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is set to host a number of prestigious Dressage Viewing Trials for the World Equestrian Games, Young Dressage Horse World Championships and the European Pony Championships.

The show takes place from 12th to 17th June in the glorious grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Chester and is set to provide a feast of sport and entertainment with dressage stars heading to this stunning venue.

Fans can enjoy watching top horses and riders with a Small Tour Prix St George getting the competition action underway on the Tuesday evening – 12th June. Spectators can access the showground free of charge to enjoy this class.
Following its’ huge success in 2017, the Wednesday and Thursday, will see top-level dressage return with the Bolesworth CDI*** attracting leading riders to the magnificent Bolesworth Estate.

The investment in dressage means that the event is a fully-fledged CDI*** competition with international riders able to compete in what has quickly become one of the most sought after arenas to ride in.

Said Bolesworth International Show President Nina Barbour: “We are delighted to be hosting the Viewing Trials and hope that dressage fans across the county and further afield will take the opportunity to come to Bolesworth and see the very best dressage action the country has to offer.”
Dressage fans can enjoy watching top horses and riders over the first two days of the show with the competition focus getting underway on Wednesday, 13th June with the CDI*** Grand Prix, the Small Tour Inter 1 Freestyle Dressage to Music as well as the Viewing Trials for the Young Dressage Horse World Championships at five, six and seven-year-old stages.

On the Thursday classes include the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle as well as an FEI Pony Team Test, a Viewing Trial for the Pony Europeans later in the year.

A second pony class, the FEI Pony Freestyle to Music Test takes places on the Saturday morning.

Get 40% off gate prices if you pre-book your tickets online. General admission tickets are available at a pre-sale price of just £12 for the Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thursday includes the Carl Hester Masterclass and is £16.50. Under-12s can enjoy free admission, while a season ticket is at a not-to-be-missed pre-sale price of £45.

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