The first major show to be held at Hickstead this year is the Al Shira’aa Jumping Championships (23-27 June), a national show, that is replacing the usual international Derby fixture. The event is running strictly behind closed doors, limited to those directly involved with the event and hospitality bookings. So, as most of us can’t attend in person, here’s how to watch Hickstead on TV.
While there will be no international showjumping, there will be a range of jumping classes from British novice to grand prix level as well as the usual showing and carriage driving classes.
All the action from the Longines International Arena from Thursday onwards will be available to watch.
There will be seven rings of competition run throughout the show, including the Longines International Arena. The highlights will be the Al Shira’aa Trophy, a 1.40m Grand Prix with a £15,000 prize fund, as well as the Al Shira’aa age championships. There will be a number of HOYS qualifying showing classes, plus the final of the RoR/Tattersalls Show Horse series.
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How to watch Hickstead on TV
There will be no terrestrial TV coverage available from this year’s Al Shira’aa Jumping Championships.
All classes and rounds from the Longines International Arena will be available to watch and download in the ClipMyHorse.TV media library almost immediately, which will allow riders to purchase clips of their Hickstead performances.
The show will also be streamed live on Hickstead.TV, and both platforms will be showing the live event as free to view.
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