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Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix Provides Exciting Spectacle at Bolesworth International Horse Show

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Sarah Wild

New for 2018 at The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show is the exciting Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix.

This fast and furious competition will provide a high calibre invitational spectacle as both elite show jumpers and event riders tackle a course of show jumps and feature cross-country fences in a relay format.

Cazenove Capital is a long-established wealth manager with an absolute focus on preserving and growing their clients’ wealth. Skilled in investment management, wealth planning and banking services, Cazenove offer discretionary fund management to external advisers and their clients. They are a leading charity fund manager in the UK.

Starting in the International Arena as the feature class on the evening of Thursday, June 14, the Eventing Grand Prix will see eventers and showjumpers pair up, to then compete against the clock, racing over approximately 30 jumps and cross-country style obstacles.

Each pair will take on a combination of fences, including a brand new set of cross- country fences incorporating the Bolesworth International arena’s iconic moat. The Cazenove Capital prize will go to the pair with the fastest combined time and the least faults. Each knocked down fence will incur seconds added on to the rider’s time with the lucky winner taking home the £1,000 first prize.

Said Show President, Nina Barbour: “We are delighted to be able to build on our existing relationship with Cazenove Capital by involving them in this new and innovative class. We will be seeing some of the leading riders from both sports at their best in this exciting feature class.”

Also on Thursday in the International Arena classes will include the FEI Pony Team Dressage Test, CDI*** Grand Prix Special, Grand Prix Freestyle to Music, Carl Hester Masterclass, CSI 4* Showjumping. The evening will come to a close with the highly anticipated Bolesworth Elite Sport Horse Auction, after the hammer fell at £92,000 for last year’s record breaking top lot.

Bolesworth International will host an impressive range of food and drink options on offer to suit all budgets and tastes, including the new high end Bar facility ‘The Club’ located next to the Main Arena offering Live Music, fully licensed premium bar, food and entertainment till late every evening, together with a new artisan food court next to the Castle Arena.

Taking place in the stunning grounds of Bolesworth Castle near Tattenhall, Cheshire from 13 to 17 June, The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show promises to be betterthan ever.

VIP Hospitality experiences are available for all sessions throughout the show, and include access to our luxury ringside marquee, with high end dining included from renowned London caterers Absolute Taste. For more information and to book Hospitality packages, contact [email protected]

General admission tickets can be bought online at


The Donkey Sanctuary welcomes EU vote safeguarding animal welfare

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Sarah Wild

The largest equine welfare charity in the world, The Donkey Sanctuary, has welcomed the news that the European Parliament approved a Resolution that prevents deregulation in animal welfare post Brexit.

The Donkey Sanctuary is part of the Brexit Task Force within the Eurogroup for Animals and has been working at a national level to ensure there are no reductions in animal welfare standards when Britain leaves the EU.

Yesterday’s vote (March 14) is a significant step forward in securing animal welfare standards following Brexit and comes ahead of the negotiations on the long-term relationship where Parliament will have a final say.

Valentina Riva, advocacy manager at The Donkey Sanctuary says: “We see today’s vote as a very positive step towards ensuring animal welfare standards are upheld. It is important we give a voice to donkeys and not leave these animals to their fate when it comes to Brexit.”

Valentina continued: “We have been working within the Eurogroup for Animals’ Brexit Task Force on many levels and have provided veterinary expertise and policy guidance and will continue to support this important work.”

The Resolution [1] clearly sets out the conditions that Parliament needs to see in any final deal in order for MEPs to grant their approval. Crucially, thanks to the efforts of several Members of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, and Eurogroup for Animals, the Resolution contains a number of strong provisions on animal welfare, including ‘A requirement for the UK to adhere to animal health and welfare rules (as a minimum) in order to create a level playing field.’

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