If, like most of us, you are unable to get to Aachen in Germany for either the European Dressage or European Showjumping Championships (11-23 August), here’s how you can keep up-to-date with all of the action without leaving the comfort of your own home.

European Dressage and Showjumping Championships TV coverage

Provisional BBC TV coverage:

16 August, 2.50-4pm: dressage freestyle, BBC Two

16 August, 12.20-4.20pm: dressage freestyle, BBC red button (will have a commentary-free option)

20 August, 1.15-4.55pm: first round team showjumping, red button and BBC Sport website

21 August, 4-7.20pm: second round team showjumping, BBC Sport website

22 August, 2.30-4pm: showjumping team highlights, BBC One and BBC Sport website

23 August, 3-5.40pm: showjumping individual competition, red button and BBC sport website

24 August, 3-4pm: showjumping individual highlights

FEI TV coverage (This is an online live streaming subscription service)

11 August

7pm: European Championships opening ceremony

12 August

8.30am: grand prix dressage first session
1.05pm: grand prix dressage second session

13 August

9.50am: grand prix dressage third session
12.50pm: grand prix dressage fourth session

14 August

7.20am: reining first individual qualifier
12.40pm: reining team final

15 August

9.50am: grand prix special dressage final
5.05pm: reining second individual qualifier

16 August

8.50am: reining individual final
12.20pm: dressage grand prix freestyle final

19 August

8.50am: driving dressage part I first session
11.05am: driving dressage part I second session
1.20pm: showjumping first individual qualifier

20 August

8.50am: vaulting compulsory squad
11.05am: driving dressage part II first session
12.50pm: vaulting compulsory female
1.10pm: showjumping first round team qualifier

21 August

8.50am: vaulting female freestyle
12.50pm: driving obstacle
1.30pm: vaulting male freestyle
3.50pm: showjumping team final
3.50pm: vaulting squad freestyle

22 August

9.50am: vaulting male technical
10.50am: driving marathon
11.20am: vaulting female technical
2.20pm: vaulting pas de deux freestyle
7.15pm: driving medal ceremony

23 August

10.20am: vaulting feamale freestyle final
12.00pm: vaulting squad freestyle final
2.50pm: showjumping individual final first round
4.20pm: showjumping individual final second round
5.20pm: closing ceremony

Horse & Country TV

21 August, 9pm — team dressage
24 August, 9pm — grand prix special dressage
25 August, 9pm — freestyle dressage
27 August, 9pm — team showjumping
29 August, 9pm — individual showjumping

There will be a number of repeated transmissions of these programmes for the two weeks following the premiere. Check schedule for details.


The Horse & Hound team will be publishing regular written reports, complete with video interviews with the winning riders, on HorseandHound.co.uk throughout the championships.