How to watch the European Championships in Aachen on TV

  • 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.

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