The Bolesworth International Show is thrilled to announce that world number one show jumper and Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash will compete at this year’s event.

It is a major coup for Bolesworth, which will run for the first time at four-star level in the grounds of Bolesworth Castle from June 18-21, and has attracted almost one fifth of the top world-ranked 100 riders.

Brash is one of the hottest properties in equestrian sport, having enjoyed a staggering run of success that effectively began at London 2012 when he helped Great Britain win Olympic team gold in unforgettable fashion at Greenwich Park alongside Nick Skelton, Ben Maher and Peter Charles.

Leading a star-studded British contingent will be Olympic gold medal-winning team rider Nick Skelton, four members of showjumping’s legendary Whitaker family – John, Michael, Robert and last year’s Bolesworth Redrow Grand Prix winner William. A strong Irish representation includes London 2012 individual bronze medallist Cian O’Connor, recently-crowned Royal Windsor grand prix champion Dermot Lennon, last year’s Hickstead Derby winner Trevor Breen and global stars Billy Twomey and Cameron Hanley.

Shows Irish rider Richard Howley in action

William Whitaker, international show-jumper and 2014 Bolesworth Grand Prix Winner said: “I am really looking forward to seeing the big step forward that Bolesworth makes every year. The field of British and International riders is very strong and I am ready for a hard fight to retain my title.”

Other notable international riders include Australia’s former Global Champions Tour series winner Edwina Tops-Alexander, as well as US showjumping stars Lauren Hough and Laura Kraut and riders will compete for a share of the impressive £250,000 prize fund.

The event is four-day spectacle of world-class sport and glamour that attracts more than 30,000 visitors to Bolesworth Castle, home to the Barbour family for 150 years. The show was awarded four star status for 2015, elevating Bolesworth into the top five show jumping venues in the UK, alongside Hickstead, Windsor and Olympia.

The bets will also be on at Bolesworth as spectators will be able to enjoy a flutter on many of the showjumping classes that have attracted top riders from across the globe due to a partnership with Chester Racecourse’s in-house company Chesterbet.

Chesterbet will be set up in the middle of Bolesworth’s public area, complete with television screens, in addition to the VIP and bistro areas, where hostess service is provided, for those enjoying Bolesworth’s renowned hospitality.

Nina Barbour, owner and show president of Bolesworth International, said: “This is a great addition for us this year, and I am sure that visitors to the show will enjoy the challenge of trying to pick a winner from among some of the show jumping world’s finest talent.”

Visitors will also look forward to seeing high-profile equestrian star and supermodel Jodie Kidd who will be joining the judges on Friday, June 19, for the Ride-away Express Eventing Challenge, the compact form of traditional three-day eventing dubbed the Twenty20 of equestrianism.

The title sponsor of Bolesworth International 2015 is Ashford Farm, based in Belgium and highly regarded for breeding, finding and producing top-level sport horses. Other major sponsors include Redrow Homes Limited, IFX, Cazenove Capital Management, Equiline, Halsall Electrical and Equestrian.com.

Show and concert tickets are available for the 2015 The Ashford Farm CSI**** Bolesworth International event now go to www.bolesworthinternational.com

Go to the website for more information and full details of the 4 day event programme.

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