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Equerry Horse Feeds hit the spot at Bolesworth

Bolesworth International organisers have announced Equerry Horse Feeds as title sponsor of this year's headline grand prix showjumping class, which will have a bumper prize fund of almost £60,000.

And Equerry has also been confirmed as joint-title sponsors of the four-day Bolesworth International with Ashford Farm.

The Equerry brand is manufactured by Cheshire-based HJ Lea Oakes, a family-run business and one of the longest established independent animal feed manufacturers in Britain, dating back to 1675 where the Lea family began milling feeds to supply to the Cheshire farming community.

And for the company's managing director Edward Lea, sponsorship of the grand prix - a class which should attract some of the world's top riders during the final build-up to this summer's Rio Olympics - it continues a long-standing relationship with Bolesworth.

"We are delighted to be involved again this year. We have been a part of the show right from the beginning, and seen it go from strength to strength," Edward said, following confirmation of a three-year Bolesworth deal.

"We sponsored one of the classes right at the beginning, and this fits perfectly with our Equerry Horse Feeds brand, which is going from strength to strength. It is a fantastic partnership in an event that is right on our doorstep.

"Bolesworth has become a major international event. It is just phenomenal now, and quite a spectacle."

Equerry horse feeds are formulated by experienced nutritionists, using only the best quality ingredients and are produced under the BETA NOPS scheme, giving horse owners peace of mind.

Equerry horse feeds combine highly digestible fibre sources to support a healthy digestive system with cooked cereals where appropriate to provide a highly digestible source of energy. All the feeds are balanced with vitamins and minerals to support health and wellbeing and include quality protein sources for muscle development.

Bolesworth's 2016 four-day show takes place in the spectacular grounds of Bolesworth Castle, Cheshire from June 16-19 and promises an exciting mix of supreme showjumping talent, dressage to music, the unmissable puissance, para showjumping, an invitational jockey challenge and Bolesworth's flagship elite young horse auction.

And if the final day's headline Equerry Horse Feeds Grand Prix is not enough to whet the appetite, then show-stopping performances from pop bands Atomic Kitten, 5ive and Retake That are also in store.

Numerous other family attractions include a new equine learning zone that will feature rider guest appearances, camel racing, a funfair, action-packed displays, bistro and champagne bar, fine food, fashion & lifestyle zone, plus a shop until you drop experience guaranteed by around 130 retail outlets.

General admission tickets are available at a pre-sale price of just £12 for the opening two days, and £18 for Saturday and Sunday, up to 40% off gate prices. Under-14s can enjoy free admission, while a four-day season ticket is at a not-to-be-missed pre-sale price of £40. Tickets can be bought online at

Pictured: Robert Whitaker in action at Bolesworth International.
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