A first for Bolesworth as Elite Yearling Auction goes online

Bolesworth has become a pioneer for the Sport Horse Breeding Industry in the UK providing breeders with a solid platform to reach buyers across the globe. The annual Elite Yearling Auction has historically taken place during the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show, however in the unique circumstances of 2020, Bolesworth will be taking the auction online for the first time.

Due to take place once it is safe to do so, on a date to be confirmed post the Government Announcement this Sunday, likely to be at the end of June, the Elite Yearling auction will be the trailblazing event, still enabling the future of the sport to be safeguarded at a time when all Sport is on hold. Our aim is to connect the highest calibre vendors and buyers together utilising an online platform already used by many Auctions Worldwide. With this element of familiarity, prospective buyers will continue to receive the premium level experience they have come to expect from Bolesworth.

The auction promises to again offer some of the world’s top sires including Diamant De Semilly, I’m Special de Muse, Untouchable and Malito De Reves. Headline lots include direct progeny from top Grand Prix mares Loughview Loulou and Tinka’s Serenade, and also a half Brother to Scott Brash’s horse of a lifetime Hello Sanctos. Last year’s top yearling was a bay filly by Kannan out of an I’m A Star mare which sold for £35,500.

Currently plans for the Al Shira’aa Bolesworth Young Horse Championships, and the Bolesworth Elite Foal Auction remain in place, with contingencies being developed in the likely scenario that the event will be running in line with social distancing guidelines.

Applications for the Elite Foal Auction will be closing on Monday 11th May – application form can be found at www.boleswortheliteauctions.com.

Said Nina Barbour, Bolesworth Managing Director: “These are unprecedented times we are in however it is important that we innovate our offering to ensure that those breeders that have bred and prepared horses specifically for the Elite Auction can have the security that they won’t miss the opportunity to sell. We are very excited to be presenting a truly World Class collection of Yearlings this June, with future stars being submitted from a selection of the leading breeders in the UK and Europe.”

All lots for the Elite Yearling Auction will be available to view with full pedigrees and videos available to view online three to four weeks prior to the auction date. Each lot will come with a full vetting conducted within two weeks of the auction. Bids will be taken online or over the phone, and all prospective bidders will need to register to bid online prior to the Auction starting at www.boleswortheliteauctions.com.