The Bolesworth Estate comprises over 6,000 acres of dairy farm on the Cheshire Plain. Alongside farm tenancy, the estate has transformed into a major commercial enterprise, with over 160 commercial tenants employing over 1,000 people.
The Castle sets the stunning backdrop for Bolesworth International, with its new arena built to the spec of the 2012 London Olympic surface at Greenwich. Only 40 minutes from both Liverpool and Manchester airports, Bolesworth has created an enviable location to host the highest level of equestrian events and championships.
The Estate’s involvement and support of the equestrian industry is wide reaching. At Harthill Stud, world class stallions stand alongside a purpose built breeding unit where both visiting and resident mares receive the care and attention of Sarah Stoneham, who brings over 20 years’ experience from the Thoroughbred breeding and neonatal industries in Newmarket to Cheshire.
Bolesworth International is renowned for its’ blend of sporting excellence with a truly entertaining atmosphere – a trademark that will be continued in January 2016 when the same team kick off the Olympic year with a new CSI4* indoor show at the Echo Arena, the Liverpool International (1st – 3rd January). The show will combine world class show jumping and spectacular entertainment, and is located at one of the best city venues in Europe.
In 2015 Bolesworth International saw the launch of the Bolesworth Elite Auction. It consisted of 12 Yearlings carefully selected, focusing on the strength of their dam lines, from some of Europe's leading breeders and producers. The event was a huge success with an average price of £16,500 and the top lot Elvis (Diamant de Semilly x Heartbreaker) going for £30,500. Over 80% of the lots were sold to foreign buyers.
Harthill and Bolesworth together continue to improve the services and facilities on offer to clients, and provide the ideal platform for horses to progress from conception to the international stage.