The Reaseheath equine experience

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Business and events management students get hands-on at Bolesworth International

Level 3 Diploma in Business and Events Management made themselves indispensable at Bolesworth International by helping with the organisation of some major visitor attractions.

Twelve students, accompanied by staff, worked for all four days of the Ashford Farm sponsored 4 star event. Their duties ranged from helping to set up for the grand opening ceremony to shepherding 800 school children between activities during the Bolesworth Schools Day. They also looked after the Cheshire Police bands.

Our students also carried out useful market research with over 300 visitors which will help inform the organisers when they plan future events. As well as gaining high level event management experience, the team also benefitted from training sessions held at college.

Bolesworth International Event Co-ordinator Howard Blythe said: “We were delighted with the input of the students, who quickly became part of the Bolesworth team and took on responsible and useful roles. In particular, the results of their market research on customer satisfaction will be extremely important to us.”

Bolesworth International has indicated that it would like to develop further links with Reaseheath’s event management department. There is a strong possibility that some of the students, along with the equine team who provided the showjumping arena party at Bolesworth, will be invited to Liverpool International Horse Show, a new family extravaganza being held at the city’s Echo Arena on Jan 1-3.

Caption: Event management students Sammy Clare and Abi Bore with course managers Elayne Frost and Jayne Cawood at Bolesworth International

Equine students provide Bolesworth International arena party

Our equine students have been commended for the professional way they are providing the arena party for Bolesworth International, our local world class showjumping event.

A team of 40 students and staff are on duty in all three arenas for the four full days of action (June 18 – 21), working alongside international course designers Bob Ellis and Kelvin Bywater.  Competitors include world famous showjumpers such as John and Robert Whitaker, Nick Skelton and Scott Brash.

Our students also provided the arena party for the intermediate dressage to music class on Thursday, which saw London 2012 British team gold medallist Laura Tomlinson going head to head with 2013 European team medallist Michael Eilberg.

Bolesworth has invested thousands of pounds to build up this exciting 4 star event, which attracted top riders from 14 nations and has been hailed as an industry leader.

Show founder Nina Barbour, who is Managing Director of Bolesworth, said: “Reaseheath’s arena party were extremely competent and professional. We really appreciated their teamwork, which helped us to deliver showjumping at its highest level.”

Watch our equine team and hear Bob Ellis’ comments as our students  prepare the course for Bolesworth International on our YouTube channel