The British Jumping Derby Meeting at Hickstead gets underway today (Wednesday 20 June) with action from the major classes broadcast on digital TV by Sky Sports.
National classes begin today with the international classes starting tomorrow (Thursday 21 June).
Sunday’s Carpetright Derby features some of the most famous fences in showjumping, including the 10ft 6in Derby Bank and the famous Devil’s Dyke, and it will be on Sky Sports 4 HD from 2pm-5pm. It will also be available to Sky Sports subscribers on mobile and tablet devices via Sky Go.
Horses who have won the Hickstead Derby in the past will automatically qualify to compete in this year’s event. Others can qualify via the Bunn Leisure Derby Trial on Friday (22 June), while the Bunn Leisure Speed Derby takes place on Saturday (23 June). Unfortunately Tina Fletcher will not be at Hickstead to try to retain her Derby title, but a number of former winners, including Ben Maher, William Funnell and Guy Williams are expected to be among the riders in action.
Action from Hickstead will be also be broadcast on Sky Sports 4 HD and Sky Go from 3pm-5.30pm on Friday and Saturday. There will be no terrestrial TV coverage available from this year’s British Jumping Derby Meeting.
Don’t miss our reports from the Derby and Speed Derby on Horseandhound.co.uk during the weekend, plus a special 11-page report in H&H magazine, on sale 28 June