National Show Jumping Returns To Bolesworth
If you’re a fan of world-class showjumping, international dressage and high-end shopping and dining, you won’t want to miss the 2018 Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show.
And back by popular demand the show will once again feature a National Ring with show jumping classes and a host of new and exciting competitions over the five days.
The 2018 event is taking place from June 13 to 17 in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Chester and tickets go on sale from 18 December, with some fantastic Early Bird deals.
With two fantastic Andrews Bowen arenas and a third newly drained grass arena, running alongside the lake, this will allow the return of senior British Showjumping classes providing the opportunity for riders with novice and up-and-coming horses to compete at this premier and much-anticipated show.
Said show president, Nina Barbour: “The national ring was missed so much last year that we felt we had to bring it back to the show and hope that the constant improvements to the infrastructure can stand whatever the British weather throws at us.
“Of course glorious sunshine is what we all want but as ever we have to be prepared and we do our best at all times to put on an event of the highest calibre that caters for as many riders and competitors that we can accommodate.”
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.
For 2018 the ground-breaking Bolesworth Elite Auction and the Equitop Myoplast Puissance will be held on the Thursday evening, while Friday and Saturday will play host to two fantastic ‘party nights’ with DJ’s and bands.
Also new for 2018 will be the return of a high calibre invitational Eventing Grand Prix, which will take place in the Main International Arena as the feature class on the Friday evening. We will also be seeing some thrills and spills with the addition of a Hunt relay, with qualifying rounds on the Saturday and the final in the Main ring to finish off the show on Sunday evening.
Other features will include an extensive retail village, and a huge range of family entertainment in our new improved lifestyle zone over the weekend of the show.
The 2018 Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show runs from Wednesday, June 13 to Sunday, June 17. Get up to 40% off gate prices if you pre-book your tickets online throughout January. General admission tickets are available at a pre-sale price from £12 for the Thursday to Sunday, and £16.50 for Wednesday. Under 12s can enjoy free admission, while a season ticket is at a not-to-be-missed price of £45. Booking fees apply. Tickets can be bought online at www.bolesworthinternational.com
All Star Line Up For Liverpool
A WORLD class field of show jumping and dressage stars are set to make their way north for the Liverpool International Horse Show.
Leading the way in the show jumping stakes is the legend that is John Whitaker along with his son Robert.
Twice winner of the prestigious Grand Prix and heading for a third-time success in the Hope Valley Grand Prix on New Year’s Eve is Irishman Billy Twomey who is always up for a battle-royal. He will be joined by fellow prolific Irish riders Conor Swail, Anthony Condon and Shane Breen.
Joining them is 21-year-old crowd favourite Jessica Mendoza and Amanda Derbyshire who has made a name for herself in the US riding Goldbreaker and Lady Maria BH before returning home to Britain for Olympia and Liverpool.
The line-up also incudes Italian star, Alberto Zorzi, stable jockey of Jan and Edwina Tops, who is at the heart of an Italian showjumping resurgence on the world stage. Emanuele Gaudiano is also returning to Liverpool having been a multiple winner over the last two years.
All with be fighting it out for a place in the final evenings Hope Valley Saddlery Liverpool International Grand Prix.
Other leading names include William Funnell, Laura Renwick, Louise Saywell, Guy Williams, Richard Howley, Sanne Thijssen, Sameh El Dinan, and Andrew Kocher.
Visit http://www.liverpoolhorseshow.com/whats-on/show-jumping/rider-list for the full line-up.
What more can be said about Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin when it comes to one simple word – dressage!
Carl will enter the iconic Echo Arena on the super talented Hawtins Delicato for the Equitop Myoplast Inter 1 Dressage to Music Freestyle on the Friday evening.
Joined by the stunningly successful Charlotte Dujardin riding her own En Vogue, the competition will show case future Olympic hopefuls as they dance their way in a bid for glory.
Lara Butler rides another rising star in the shape of Kristjan with Charlie Hutton riding Seagry Sanay and Becky Edwards entered on Headmore Delegate.
Kate Cowell is entered on the chestnut Sambar Dancer, while Levi Hunt rides Abbey Tiron, local rider Sarah Higgins takes to the stage on Waldessarini, and Nicola Buchanan’s ride is Half Moon Dark Magic.
Visit http://www.liverpoolhorseshow.com/whats-on/dressage for the full line-up.
This year’s Liverpool International Horse Show will see a host of leading names in action, alongside Live Music and an adrenalin fuelled line up of entertainment from December 29 to 31, at The Echo Arena on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.
For further information and to book tickets visit www.liverpoolhorseshow.com
Box Offices Open For 2018 Events
Day and weekend competition passes for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) will go on sale on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 8am EST. Ticket prices and the event schedule for the Games, which are set for September 11 through September 23, 2018, are available online at www.tryon2018.com.
All Session Day Passes, which grant access to all WEG competitions on a single weekday, went on sale in October 2017 and sold out after one day. Due to the popular demand of All Session Day Passes, organizers are releasing an additional, limited supply of 500 passes per event day on a first come, first served basis for the dates of September 12, 19, 20, 21. All Session Day Passes for September 13 and 14 are sold out due to meeting capacity for Eventing Dressage on both days.
For the first time, All Session Weekend Passes will be available. The All Session Weekend Passes will also go on sale on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, and will allow the ticket holder access to all WEG competitions during the selected weekend. All Session Weekend Passes are available for September 15-16 and/or September 22-23.
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All event tickets and passes grant access to the general event grounds including the expo, vendor areas, and demonstrations.
Individual competition tickets are expected to go on sale this winter. Organizers are releasing additional ticket package options as demand for those ticketing types has remained high since launching ticket sales in October 2017.
"The 2018 WEG is expected to be the largest sporting event in the United States and fourth largest in the world in 2018 and should be on everyone's to-do list for next year. We are anticipating a sold-out event," said Mark Bellissimo, Founder and CEO of Tryon International Equestrian Center.
With all competitions happening onsite at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) in Mill Spring, N.C., attendees can come for the day, a weekend, a week, or the entire Games. Tickets are available online at www.tryon2018.com. Select "Buy Tickets" from the menu.
Held every four years alternating with the Olympic Games, the FEI World Equestrian Games™ crowns the world's best athletes and horses as the ultimate world champions in the equestrian disciplines of Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Reining, Vaulting and Endurance. Horse and rider combinations from more than 70 nations are expected to compete in the massive 12-day event.
Tickets are now on sale for Belton International Horse Trials 2018 (13th-15th April) and BEDE Events is offering a special Christmas ‘Early Bird’ Discount for all tickets purchased before Sunday 31st December 2017.
Get your tickets now to bag a 25% concession and enjoy world class sporting action alongside the wide array of shops exhibiting over the weekend.
In addition to this ‘early bird’ opportunity, the team at BEDE has selected its charitable partner for the 2018 event, which runs from 13th – 15th April. Bransby Horses is one of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities, dedicated to improving the lives of horses, donkeys and mules through rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming and education. It is entirely funded by generous donations from the general public.
Tickets for this special fund raising initiative will cost £40 per person and include admission to the Horse Trials on Friday 13th April, a cream tea in the hospitality marquee and the opportunity to walk the Grantham Cup cross country course with 2017 British team reserve Alex Bragg. Not surprisingly, ticket numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis – so get your order in now.
All tickets are available to buy online at www.belton-horse.co.uk. More information about Belton International Horse Trials can be found at www.belton-horse.co.uk, and about Bransby Horses at www.bransbyhorses.co.uk.
Make New Year's Eve One To Remember
END 2017 in style at the Liverpool International Horse Show – the New Year’s Eve celebration will certainly be one to remember!
Running from December 29 to 31 at the iconic Echo Arena, the show will definitely keep all family members in festive spirit throughout the three days but if you want to start 2018 with a bang the two performances on New Year’s Eve will be party-central.
Why not come for both the afternoon and evening session – with family tickets starting at £12.37 per person for the afternoon performance (£18.75pp for the evening), plus booking fees there’s no excuse not to be having the time of your lives with friends and loved ones in a brilliant celebratory atmosphere – and it won’t break the bank.
Still looking for Christmas presents…. you can be sure to bring a smile with tickets to the show and remember as well as world class show jumping and dressage there’s also the mind-blowing FMX or Freestyle Motocross team who will have everyone, including non-horsey members sitting on the edge of their seat and the kids’ favourite Shetland Pony Grand National.
Sunday evening includes the Hope Valley Saddlery Grand Prix and a family friendly spectacular way to see in the New Year with fireworks and celebrations in the arena until 12.15am.
Also new for 2017 is live music from Rick Parfitt Jnr (son of Status Quo’s legendary singer & guitarist Rick Parfitt) and the RPJ band which is comprised of some of the finest session musicians in the country. They are famed for being the best party rock band in the UK, and will be performing every session with a very special party set to bring in the New Year!
Said Liverpool International Horse Show President, Nina Barbour: “With the calibre of riders competing the jumping is going to be sensational and we can guarantee that all of our acts will be pulling out the stops on New Year’s Eve. I am particularly excited about our new horse stunt act ‘Luminoso’ who are flying in five of the very best stunt riders in the World from Russia and will be performing stunts that have never been seen before on UK soil!”
If it’s dressage that gives you your horsey-hit remember triple Olympic gold medallist, Charlotte Dujardin will join her trainer and mentor, dressage legend Carl Hester to compete at the show on Friday, December 29.
The two icons of British dressage, Carl and Charlotte will be bringing two of their 2020 Olympic potential horses, Hawtins Delicato and En Vogue to take part in the new Equitop Myoplast Inter 1 Freestyle (Dressage to Music) class held on the Friday evening performance.
While on the Saturday evening it’s the turn of the big red wall in the shape of the Equitop Myoplast Puissance which always proves a huge crowd-pleaser.
All tickets give access to the show's shopping village from 9am each day, with the shopping experience featuring a fantastic range of products from high-end equestrian outlets, exclusive fashion retailers, unusual giftware and beautiful things for the home.
This year’s Liverpool International Horse Show will see a host of leading names in action from December 29 to 31, at The Echo Arena on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.
For further information and to book tickets visit www.liverpoolhorseshow.com
To reserve VIP Hospitality tickets on the purpose-built stage at the head of the arena please contact Hospitality Manager, Melanie Simm on 01829 307676.