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Our equine arena party has earned praise from the highest industry professionals for helping to keep the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show running despite exceptionally challenging weather.

Although the public have been unable to access the show due to waterlogged ground, the five days of elite equine sport has continued to run. Our team of almost 40 students has provided a stellar service in the showjumping and dressage arenas, helping organisers keep to the packed schedule of international classes.

Paying tribute to the professional attitude and competency of our students, Managing Director Nina Barbour said: “Reaseheath’s arena party has been part of an incredible team helping us to keep the show on the road under difficult conditions. I’d like to thank the students hugely for their indispensable support, which is really appreciated.”

Speaking after her win in the Grand Prix Freestyle, multi Olympic medallist Charlotte Dujardin said: “I’d like to thank Reaseheath’s students on behalf of the riders for helping to make Bolesworth happen.”

Richard Davison, international dressage rider and a member of Bolesworth’s organising committee commented: “I think Reaseheath’s arena party has done an amazing job, not just in the jumping and dressage arenas but in helping with every aspect of the show’s organisation.

“I have a long connection with Reaseheath’s equine department and I really applaud the college for embracing the need for students to get a real taste of what the industry needs on a practical level.”

International coach and course designer Captain Mark Phillips, who designed the eventing grand prix course, said: “We’ve had an excellent arena party which has enabled us to provide a great competition for the riders and great entertainment for those on site and able to watch.”

Our arena party, this year from our Nantwich campus and from our outreach centre Burrows Lane Equestrian Centre, Prescot, benefit  from our  partnership with Bolesworth International by gaining experience of event management at a worldclass level and networking with influential individuals and organisations within their industries. We have supported this spectacular event, which attracts leading competitors from many nations, for the past six years.