Organisers of the 2016 Bolesworth CSI **** International are delighted to announce a stellar line-up of yearlings for its second elite horse auction.
The dazzling array of talent has been sourced from the best showjumping horse breeders and producers in Europe, and promises to enhance Bolesworth’s portfolio in this important area following last year’s auction success that generated total sales revenue of almost £200,000.
Taking centre-stage on the evening of day two at Bolesworth – Friday, June 17 – a total of 14 lots will be presented and are certain to attract major interest, especially with many of the yearlings having significant showjumping bloodlines.
Highlights include the appearance of bay colt Kingfisher, whose dam Hamara-H is half sister to Hickstead, the brilliant showjumper ridden to 2008 Olympic gold medal glory by Canada’s Eric Lamaze, and a prolific global grand prix winner at headline events like Geneva, Spruce Meadows and Rotterdam.
Elsewhere, the dam of chestnut colt Kiss and Ride is closely related to German showjumper Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum’s Unbelievable, a regular on the Global Champions’ Tour circuit, while grey colt Millfield Collini’s dam Pretty Woman is sister to three grand prix showjumpers.
This year’s auction catalogue is currently available on the Bolesworth International website – www.bolesworthinternational.com – with the sale beginning in Bolesworth’s VIP marquee at 8.15pm on June 17. Normal ticket holders will have access to the Owners & Riders’ Lounge next to the VIP marquee with fully licensed bar and full viewing of the auction.
The yearlings can be viewed on Thursday 16 and Friday, June 17 in the elite auction stable complex next to the Equine Learning Zone/walkway into the Bolesworth’s main international arena. There will be an official preview of the yearlings in the main international arena at 6.15pm on June 17.
Bolesworth show president Nina Barbour said: “The elite horse auction has already established itself as a popular, must-see aspect of Bolesworth International, and we were all thrilled by the overwhelming success of last year’s event.
“The lots for 2016 showcase some of the finest yearling talent in Britain and continental Europe, and I look forward to what I know will be another memorable evening.”
2016 yearling lots: Lot 1, Millfield Collini (grey colt); lot 2, Fara de Beaufour (chestnut filly); lot 3, One Attraction (chestnut colt); lot 4, BE Grandstand (grey colt); lot 5, Kiss and Ride (chestnut colt); lot 6, Fanfan de Beaufour (bay colt); lot 7, Cupido Quality Z (brown colt); lot 8, Kinipela TCS (bay filly); lot 9, Carden Crosskeys (chestnut filly); lot 10, Far West de Beaufour (chestnut colt); lot 11, Cashicon (chestnut colt); lot 12, BE Lady Quintera (bay filly); lot 13, Kingfisher (bay colt); lot 14, Fancy Boy de Beaufour (bay colt).