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Showjumping at Olympics

Showjumping is fortunate in that it can be done all year round — the spring signals the start of outdoor competition following six months of winter indoor jumping.

The delights of the colder months witness Horse of the Year Show and the Christmas extravaganza Olympia London Horse Show taking place.

The start of 2016 also welcomed the inaugural Liverpool Horse Show — an exciting four-star edition to the British showjumping calendar.

Following the big spring indoor showcase, the Blue Chip Championships, all eyes turn to the much-anticipated summer months — as top riders prepare for some of the UK’s biggest shows.

Spectators have the chance to see the best showjumpers — both British and from across the sea — contest on home soil at Royal Windsor, Bolesworth International and both the Hickstead Derby Meeting and the Royal International Horse Show.

Horse & Hound will be delivering all the exciting action from these big shows, plus reports from two-star competitions and county shows from across the UK.