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Bolesworth International 2016

Bolesworth International 2016

Bolesworth International returns for another summer spectacular at Bolesworth Castle with another bumper production showcasing world-class sport and blockbusting family entertainment...

Running again at CSI**** level, the four-day show takes place in the spectacular grounds of Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire from June 16-19 and promises an exciting mix of thrilling showjumping - less than two months before the Rio Olympics, dressage to music, the unmissable puissance, para showjumping, an invitational jockey challenge and Bolesworth's flagship elite young horse auction.

The arena centrepiece of the Bolesworth International 

A prize fund of almost 60,000 has been announced for the final day's headline Bolesworth International Grand Prix, and if that is not enough to whet the appetite, then show-stopping evening performances from pop bands 'Atomic Kitten', '5ive' and 'Retake That' are also in store.

Numerous other family attractions include a new equine learning zone that will feature rider guest appearances, camel racing, a funfair, action-packed displays, bistro and champagne bar, fine food, fashion & lifestyle zone, plus a shop until you drop experience guaranteed by around 130 retail outlets.

A spectacular weekend of family fun

Show president Nina Barbour said: "We have put together another fantastic four days of non-stop action in the very special setting that we have at Bolesworth. We look forward to welcoming visitors, new and old, for what I know will be an unmissable event. Our competition schedule will showcase the very best of showjumping talent from at home and abroad, given added significance with the Rio Olympics looming large on the horizon, and a vast array of family entertainment that we know will appeal to all ages."

Thursday 16 June - Ladies Day

Getting Bolesworth under way on Thursday, June 16 is the first ever Ladies' Day and promises to be a glamorous affair!

Treat yourself to a day of hospitality, while watching top National Hunt Jockeys battle against the Show Jumpers in our Jockey Challenge, alongside world-class international show jumping. The jockeys will also be judging the Best Dressed Competition so you could be in with achance of being crowned 'Miss Bolesworth' 2016!!

The day will be supported by Louise Minchin amongst others and there will be an opportunity to relax further with treatments available in the marquee from Carden Park Hotel as well as a VIP goody bag including Clarins products worth over 50 for each lady.

The evening concert welcomes the Northern Hemispheres biggest, best and most authentic Take That tribute band - Retake That - performing on centre stage!  An evening of superb sound, dramatic lighting, dynamic dance routines and blockbuster hits from the UK is most authentic and charismatic tribute band. Take That favourites including Relight My Fire, Shine,  The Flood, Love Love and many more will keep you entertained and dancing all night.

Friday 17 June 

Friday's theme is Business Networking Day, with showjumping and the puissance being accompanied by the elite auction, which will see the sale of 12 of the finest bred yearlings sourced throughout Europe, and was such a success at Bolesworth last year. 

Friday evening will also see a performance from English boy band 5ive, who reunited in 2013 as part of The Big Reunion documentary series on ITV2. 5ive sold over 20 million records worldwide, having 11 top ten singles and four top ten albums in the UK, selling out Arena tours, and picking up just about every achievable award including Brits and MTV. There's also an "Official After Party" with DJ and fully licensed bar in the Bistro marquee until 2am. 

Saturday 18 June

On Saturday, para-showjumping makes its Bolesworth debut in the Castle Arena, while the International Arena hosts the two-star grand prix final, before the evening entertainment begins features a world-ranking class against the clock, celebrity camel racing, and the event's feature concert by chart-topping Atomic Kitten.

Throughout the Noughties Atomic Kitten flew the flag as THE biggest girl group in Europe selling over 8 million records and selling out arenas globally....and now they are back and more feisty and fun-loving than ever! Founder member Kerry Katona re-joins her fellow Kittens Liz McClarnon and Natasha Hamilton, the 3 originals are back and ready to make up for lost time!

Atomic Kitten will be headlining on Saturday night

Sunday 19 June

And Sunday's action, highlighted by the International Grand Prix that will see many of the world's top riders battling it out for a prize won last year by young British prospect Yazmin Pinchen, also includes a fancy dress mini major challenge and another appearance from the racing camels.

Shopping & Lifestyle 

This year there will be around 130 trade stands showcasing a fantastic range of products including high-end equestrian outlets, exclusive fashion retailers, unusual giftware and beautiful things for the home. Also, there will be 'cabin' style outlets selling mouthwatering food and drink, individual giftware, fashion and jewelry set in a traditional 'courtyard' with a vintage tearoom at its centre. Wherever you decide to go on the showground you will be able to enjoy a really great shopping experience.

Lifestyle and Shopping Village

Glamping and Camping at Bolesworth

For those happy campers wanting to stay overnight during the show, Bolesworth can now offer its very own glamping Festihut Village, providing two and four-bed wooden chalets, complete with lighting and power, and the on site catering will provide breakfast options to keep you fuelled for the excitement of the show! Camping and camper vans are also welcomed.

The exclusive Festihut Village area is located just outside the main event site and will have access to showers and flushing loo trailers. The area will be fenced off and will include a chill out area for you and your family & friends to enjoy outdoor games. For more details visit: Festihut Village

New this year is the glamping Festihut Village at Bolesworth

Tickets & Hospitality 

General admission tickets are available at a pre-sale price of just 12 for the opening two days, and 18 for Saturday and Sunday, up to 40% off gate prices. A four-day season ticket is at a not-to-be-missed pre-sale price of 40. Under-14s are free.  To book visit: Tickets

A wide range of hospitality packages are also on offer, set ringside to the stunning Bolesworth main arena. Prices start at 80 per person, with guests enjoying fine dining and a VIP bar and top-class entertainment. The Bolesworth Bistro and a champagne bar will also be in full swing. For more visit: Hospitality


Don't miss our competition to win a VIP Hospitality Package to the Bolesworth International: click here to enter

For more information on tickets and what's on visit: Bolesworth International
Event: Bolesworth International 16-19 June
Venue: Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9HQ
Dates: June 16-19th 2016
Fees: Visit Website
Tel: 01829 307676
Tags: cheshire country, bolesworth castle, international show jumping, olympic showjumping, cheshire horses, nina barbour, glamping, atomic kitten, 5ive, retake that, ladies day, lifestyle

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