The excitement builds as the very best young horses in the country congregate for an exciting five days of top competition at the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championship. The sports schedule includes the hotly contested four, five, six, and seven-year-old age classes climaxing with the weekend’s finals, offering an exclusive opportunity for British riders to qualify for the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken (BEL).
Sporting success started in the Castle Arena, with the Ashdale Sports Horses Ltd 4-Year-Old Qualifier producing 69 clears from 101 starters, guaranteeing a place in Saturday’s final. Showing promise for the future was Elliott Smith with My Rose, Olivia Skinner with Mypilothago Hbz Jw, and Angel Tough with Dure De Semily, all securing a spot in the final.
In the International Arena, the preliminary round of the Dallamires Stables 5-Year-Old Qualifier was contested by 143 combinations, with 57 finishing in equal first and qualifying for the final on Saturday. Harry Whall with Quandanza Van De Calcie, Laura Mantel with Conquistador li Drh Z, and Laura Renwick with Nfs Angelina led the field and looked to be highly competitive for the final.
Proving unbeatable in an exciting Windmill Farm Estate 6-Year-Old Qualifier, Laura Renwick took the top spot on Kosmos A and second on Kiara, with John Crippen and Science Supplements Bp Ko Jax taking third.
Nina Barbour, Managing Director of Bolesworth, said: “The feeling of optimism could not be better represented than by the exceptional young horses and talent competing at the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships this week. We have a strong passion for offering a platform for British breeding and young horse performance, shared with our Title Sponsors, Al Shira’aa Stables. It’s fantastic to partner again with the team at Al Shira’aa and continues to promote British breeding.
Press release Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championship