Major British and continental dressage stars are heading to this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show.
The 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 five day event takes place from June 13 to 17 in the glorious grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Chester and is set to provide a feast of sport and entertainment with some fantastic dressage stars heading to the stunning venue.
Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari “Siri” Nariratana Vajiralongkorn from Thailand is set to compete in the Small Tour classes alongside dressage royalty Carl Hester and Britain’s golden girl, Charlotte Dujardin who so enjoyed last year’s show. Carl and Charlotte will be riding their current stars and potential World Equestrian Games rides, Hawtins Delicato and Mount St John Freestyle.
Princess Siri has been an active dressage rider on the Western European scene and has recently purchased an eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Franchise. At the end of 2017 Siri also bought the well known schoolmaster Lord Lichtenstein, the 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood. HRH Princess Siri rode for Thailand at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon and at the 2017 South East Asian Games in Malaysia where she earned team silver.
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 with the competition focus getting underway on Wednesday, June 13 with the CDI*** Dressage Grand Prix, the Small Tour Inter 1 Freestyle to Music as well as the Viewing Trials for the Young Dressage Horse World Championships as five, six and seven-year-old stages.
On the Thursday classes include the CDI*** Dressage Grand Prix Special and CDI*** Dressage Freestyle as well as an FEI Pony Team Test, a Viewing Trial for the Pony Europeans later in the year.
To add to the dressage excitement, Van Olst Horses and Carl Hester will be giving a demonstration on the Thursday afternoon of the show, June 14.