Live Equestrian Sport Resumes as Lockdown is Lifted

Live Equestrian Sport Resumes as Lockdown is Lifted

After the sporting calendar was successfully brought back to life last weekend with live coverage of the Barbury Horse Trials being streamed on Horse & Country TV, this weekend we’re set to see the return of international dressage with the Equine America Rotterdam Hickstead Grand Prix Challenge.

The Barbury Horse Trials kicked off the sporting season with two full days of non-stop action on 11th & 12th July, seeing over 500 entries across BE100, Novice and Intermediate classes, including some top event riders such as Tom McEwen, Harry Meade, Jonelle Price, Tim Price, Aaron Millar and Zara Tindall, amongst others.

This weekend, Horse & Country will be treating dressage fans to seven hours of top-class competition. From 6pm on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th, viewers will be able to tune into Horse & Country TV and watch 40 top riders, including Charlotte Dujardin, Emile Faurie, Tristan Tucker, Dane Rawlins and Pammy Hutton, perform a Grand Prix test.

With a commitment to creating an opportunity for riders to get back into competition, organisers Dressage at Hickstead, CHIO Rotterdam and Chilli Pepper Productions have included an interactive aspect in this event, which enables viewers to cast their own marks for each test in real time via the Spectator Judging app. The scores will then be collated, and the viewers’ winner will be announced during the programme on Sunday evening.