Elite Ramiro B Auction - Wednesday 14th August

In Memory of the outstanding eventing sire Ramiro B, and in the run up to this exciting new venture for Bolesworth, the team are planning an auction on 14th August exclusively for Ramiro B youngstock.

Ramiro B has been standing in the UK since 2011, and has consistently been one of the most popular eventing sires in the World, currently standing at number 6 on the World Breeding Federation Eventing Sire rankings.

His progeny have had their most successful year to date in 2018, with Cooley Master Class winning the Rolex Kentucky CCI 4* with Oliver Townend, followed by Cooley SRS achieving runner up spot at Badminton Horse Trials also with Oliver later in the Spring.

Following his death in December last year at the ripe age of 24, following a long and happy career, this auction provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate this great horse and his outstanding legacy.

The auction will be open to offspring by Ramiro, and breeders are invited to submit their applications.

Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction - Friday 16th August

We are delighted to announce an exciting new opportunity for breeders and buyers of British bred showjumpers: The Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships (which includes the Official British Showjumping Young Horse Championships & WBFSH Qualifiers) will incorporate the Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction and the Ramiro B Youngstock Auction.

Nina Barbour explains her vision for the show:

"We are passionate about developing the sport of showjumping in the UK. For me it is very important to keep the Brits in Britain and to reverse the trend that horses need to be both sourced and produced abroad. The Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction is a key part of that vision and a great way of connecting breeding with the very top of the sport."

"The mission for this show is to prove that we can do it right, and to support the breeding and production of future team horses capable of taking British riders to the very top."

At the AES, we share this philosophy and are excited about being able to offer this fantastic opportunity to breeders and buyers alike.

Studbook director Joris van den Oetelaar said:

"We are looking forward to working with Nina and her team. We share the same values about ensuring that we see more British riders on British horses, and this show and auction will be an important vehicle for bringing the very best of British breeding to the right audience."

The auction will take place on Friday 16th August. AES registered foals from all over the UK are eligible for pre-selection, which will initially be done on the basis of pedigrees. Breeders are invited to submit full details of the foals they would like to be considered.

AES spokesperson Dr Eva-Maria Broomer explains:

"The vision of this auction is to provide a truly exquisite and unique selection of foals not only by the very best proven showjumping sires, but with outstanding damline provenance to match, which includes a minimum requirement of 1.40m success in the recent motherline. We therefore invite breeders to submit the full pedigree details of the foals they would like us to consider prior to the final selection process."

"We then create a shortlist of candidates, which we will visit for a full inspection. All pedigrees will be researched in meticulous detail, and pre-selected foals will be photographed, videoed and linear scored to provide detailed and insightful information to the discerning buyer.”

The Bolesworth Elite Yearling Auction, and Bolesworth AES Elite Foal Auction will be bringing the very best of British breeding to a wide audience of riders and owners to ensure the very best British bred horses are given the opportunity to succeed in the sport.