World’s no. 1 showjumper to compete at Bolesworth

Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash will compete at this year's event.

Organisers of the Ashford Farm CSI**** Bolesworth International are thrilled to announce that world number one showjumper and Olympic gold medallist Scott Brash will compete at this year’s event.

It is a major coup for Bolesworth International, which will run for the first time at four-star level in the grounds of Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire 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.

The 29-year-old Scotsman’s partnership with Hello Sanctos is among the greatest showjumping has ever seen. Following their Olympic success, Brash and the brilliant 13-year-old bay gelding have taken the sport by storm.

They were crowned overall Longines Global Champions Tour winners in 2013, which came after Brash landed team gold and individual bronze at the European Championships in Herning, Denmark with Great Britain team-mates Maher, Michael Whitaker and Will Funnell.

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Brash then successfully defended the Global Champions Tour crown last year, with his triumph being built on grand prix victories at GCT events in London, Cannes and Estoril, while also enjoying a long unbroken run as number one rider on the Federation Equestre Internationale’s official world rankings list.

Bolesworth International owner and show president Nina Barbour said: “Scott has raised the bar with his many brilliant performances, and I am delighted that visitors to Bolesworth will have an opportunity to watch him in action. We are all in for a treat.

“Scott is just one of a number of world-class riders Bolesworth is privileged to welcome this year, which shows beyond doubt the rapid strides we continue to make as an international event that is firmly established on the global equestrian calendar.”

Bolesworth International runs for the first time at four-star level in the beautiful grounds of Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire from June 18-21. For show details and to buy tickets