Michael Owen has today signed an exclusive deal with Cheshire’s Bolesworth Estate.
The partnership will see Michael attending a host of events on the Bolesworth calendar in Tattenhall throughout the forthcoming season.
Michael, owner of Manor House Stables, which is situated just a short distance away from Bolesworth in the village of Malpas, will be the headline name at Bolesworth’s famous International Horse Show which opens on June 29th.
He will even be taking part himself during Speed and Style Day on June 30th.
The key event on this day will see well-known names and celebrities from the world of sport, horse racing and equestrian teaming up for a competitive race which will involve team tagging from the equestrian arena on horse-back to a 4-wheeled racecourse that winds between the show jumps – with the fastest combined time winning the class.
Nina Barbour, Managing Director of the Bolesworth Estate will be competing with Michael on the day.
Other confirmed names include jockey AP McCoy and an ever-expanding line-up of sports and entertainment celebrities.
Nina said: “We are delighted to be launching this new partnership with Michael.
“Michael’s daughter has previously taken part in our dressage events at Bolesworth and Michael is a familiar face here. It is wonderful that we have now taken this a step further and I am really looking forward to welcoming Michael to a host of events throughout the year ahead – and to be competing with him too in our big season launch event.”
Michael added: “Bolesworth is a fabulous location with a superb event calendar running across the year – where there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
“I am looking forward to the partnership and to be taking part in the first big event at Bolesworth this summer.
“There is real synergy between both Bolesworth and Manor House Stables and I hope through this partnership there will be the opportunity to showcase horse racing and racehorse ownership to a new and interested audience.”
The Dodson and Horrell International Horse Show takes place across five days from June 29th until July 3rd.
Tickets are now on sale and for those wanting to make this an extra special occasion, there are a variety of exclusive packages available featuring Michael Owen’s Speed & Style hospitality event as well as Ladies Day on July 1st.
Anyone buying a ticket for hospitality on the Speed & Style Day featuring Michael Owen (Thursday, 30th June) will be entered into a prize draw to win an exclusive chance to team up with an international show jumper and drive alongside Michael in the team competition.
As well as world-class show jumping, events across the five days will include a shopping village, shire horses, covered seating, champagne bars, dog agility, family dog shows and fair rides.
Bolesworth Castle, a magnificent country house, is set on a 6,500-acre estate. With more than 150,000 visitors to events each year, its popularity helps to employ more than 1,000 people in the Cheshire region with additional employment opportunities throughout the year.