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Where to watch

There are many ways to watch and support equestrian sport in the UK, whether on TV or online for major international events or by attending the events for yourself.

television and online

BBC Sport covers some of the major equestrian events in the calendar, such as Badminton and Burghley Horse Trials and the London International Horse Show at Olympia, on terrestrial TV, the Red Button and online.

The international governing body for equestrian sport, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), has its own online streaming service that includes coverage of equestrian events across the world. Some programming is available for free, or for a small annual fee you can gain access to all event coverage and live streaming. 

Horse & Country TV is a dedicated television channel for anything horsey, including a mixture of documentaries, live events, entertainment and training programmes. Some programming is available for free, or you can subscribe to their Plus service for full access to all content offerings. 

Other lives streaming sites are British Equestrian Sport TV, CMH.TV, and full coverage of the Event Rider Masters is also available. Sites are also available for individual events such as Hickstead.


If you want to see the equestrian action live, many local events offer free admission. If you would like to spectate particular sports, many of the national governing bodies have supporter, associate or non-riding memberships, which are either free or have a small annual charge and will keep you informed of all the events available. Local event are a great way to get an idea of how a certain sport works, plus enjoy a fun day out. 

For those wanting to see top-level athletes in action, there are many international competitions around the country where you can spectate. To get a taste of what's available, check out Events Calendar