Exciting Partnership as Al Shira’aa Return as Title Sponsor of the Bolesworth Young Horse Championship

Al Shira’aa Return as Title Sponsor of the Bolesworth Young Horse Championship #eliteequestrian

Exciting Partnership as Al Shira’aa Return as Title Sponsor of the Bolesworth Young Horse Championship

Bolesworth are once again delighted to welcome Al Shira’aa as partners for the upcoming season. Following the success of the inaugural partnership in 2020, Al Shira’aa will be returning as title sponsors of the Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. The five-day show scheduled for 18th – 22nd August, includes the Official British Show Jumping Young Horse Championships and qualifiers for The World Breeding Championships (WBFSH) in Lanaken. In addition, as part of Al Shira’aa’s season wide commitment, they will also be supporting the young horse classes at the Dodson & Horrell Bolesworth International Horse Show.

With a passion for British breeding and show jumping, the Al Shira’aa base in the South of England is a centre of excellence for elite youngstock with world class potential to excel at the top of their sport. Their track record includes success at CSI 5* 1.60m level, Nations Cups, World Cups, Olympic Qualifiers and the Asian Games. Spanning across the globe with a base in the UAE, Al Shira’aa prides themselves on their own Grand Prix stallions and ‘Black Type’ mares. Their most notable upcoming stars include 5yo Silver Medallist at the World Breeding Championships in 2019 and 6yo Champion at Bolesworth in 2020 with William Funnell, Chacco Bay as well as SS Pegasus, winner of the 4yo Championships at Bolesworth in 2020.

Sami Kettle, Sponsorship Coordinator of Al Shira’aa Stables said: “We are delighted to be continuing our sponsorship of the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. The show very much aligns with our ethos and Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan vision of producing young horses correctly to produce them for the global stage later in their career. By joining up with Bolesworth, it’s so unique and exciting not only for British breeders but to help promote the sport throughout the UK.”

Now in its seventh year, the Super Elite Foal & Embryo Auction will take place live at the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships on Friday 20th August 2021. Offering the very best youngstock with close relations to top 1.60m performers, previous auctions at Bolesworth have successfully delivered a star-studded line up year on year. Bids in 2020 spanned across the globe from as far afield as Australia and the United States, enjoying an average hammer price of £16,634. Top lots from the 2020 Super Elite Foal Auction includes Casalljack and Conthargo, both bred by Di Lampard, achieving prices of £33,000 and £30,000 respectively. Testament to the selection process from the Bolesworth Elite Auction team, this year promises another world-class line up of foals and embryos from top performing stallions and ‘Black Type’ dam lines.

Nina Barbour, Managing Director of Bolesworth said: “We have a fantastic year of sport planned at Bolesworth this year and we’re delighted that Al Shira’aa Stables will be returning as title sponsors of the Bolesworth Young Horse Championships. Our combined vision is to deliver the very best in elite sport horse breeding and a highly competitive stage for emerging young talent.”

Al Shira’aa have become a firm fixture within showjumping in the UK, demonstrating their commitment and passion for equestrian sport around the globe. Working in partnership, Bolesworth also supports and promotes the Al Shira’aa Horse Show and United Arab Emirates tour. The show offers riders the opportunity to enjoy top class facilities in the Middle East and presents a range of classes including Amateur, Young Horse and International classes up to CSI 4* level, as well as a World Equestrian Games qualifier. The show will take place in 2022, hosting top international showjumpers, including Shane Breen and Michael Whitaker, as well as an FEI World Cup Grand Prix, with outstanding VIP packages and entertainment available in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

Further details of the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships, and schedule, will be available later in the summer. Please visit www.bolesworthyounghorse.com to find out more information or contact riders@bolesworth.com.


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