BBC to broadcast London International highlights: find out how to watch live

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  • Fans will be able to watch the London International Horse Show live via a variety of channels and streaming services when the show kicks off in 2023 (13–18 December).

    So, if you are unable to make it to the show in person, don’t worry, as between the TV options and Horse & Hound, we’ve got you covered.

    The show features a range of top class equestrian action including international showjumping and dressage, plus driving and showing classes, not to mention other spectacles such as the Shetland Pony Grand National, which never fails to excite.

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    Follow the action from Excel with H&H

    Horse & Hound’s team of reporters will be at the show every day providing extensive up to the minute coverage on Horseandhound.co.uk, as well as in the bumper 21 December issue of the magazine. You can also read the full London International Horse Show preview in 7 December issue of Horse & Hound.

    How to watch London International Horse Show on BBC

    The BBC plan to broadcast the following classes and performances from The London International Horse Show on BBC2 and across its digital platforms, including the BBC Sport website and the Red Button service.

    Thursday evening (14 December) from 7.15pm:

    The dressage World Cup freestyle, supported by Horse & Hound (available to watch via BBC iPlayer, the red button and stream)

    Friday evening (15 December) from 8.50pm:

    The LeMieux puissance (available to watch via BBC iPlayer, the red button and stream)

    Sunday afternoon (17 December) from 2.45pm:

    The showjumping FEI World Cup (available to watch on BBC2 and online)

    Monday evening (18 December) from 6pm:

    The entire evening performance (available to watch via BBC iPlayer, the red button and stream) to include:

    • Markel jockey’s jumping in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund
    • The Kennel Club medium agility stakes finals
    • The Devil’s Horsemen
    • Shetland Pony Grand National
    • Le Régiment de Cavalerie de la Garde Républicaine
    • The London Grand Prix
    • Presentation to the leading rider of the show
    • Christmas finale prize giving

    For those who are unable to watch the action live, all BBC programmes will be available on the BBC iPlayer following the competition.

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    How to watch London International Horse Show on Horse & Country TV

    Classes and entertainment not being broadcast by the BBC can be watched on H&C+ by UK viewers, who will need to pay to access to this service (details below). International viewers who pay for access can watch all of the action on Horse & Country+ worldwide, with exception of the World Cup classes, which can be watched on FEI TV.

    Viewers will be able to watch comprehensive coverage of much of the action from the London International Horse Show 2023, as follows:

    Thursday 14 December
    Extreme Driving
    The Under 25 British Championship

    Friday 15 December
    Services Jumping Championship
    The Christmas Pudding Speed Stakes
    The LeMieux Puissance (outside of the UK)

    Saturday 16 December
    The SSADL Grand Final
    The GS Equestrian Pony Club Mini-Major
    The Snowflake Stakes
    The Longines Christmas Cracker

    Sunday 17 December
    The Littleton Manor Equestrian 128cm Championship
    The Voltaire Design Mini Stakes
    The Santa Stakes

    Monday 18 December
    The BSPS Mountain and Moorland Championship – Preliminary and Final
    The Moonrock Six Bar
    The Mistletoe Speed Stakes
    The Turkish Airlines London Grand Prix (outside of the UK)

    For the first time ever, showing fans will be able to enjoy full live coverage of all 20 classes from the London International Showing Series, taking place in the New Horizon Plastics London Arena across every day of the event.

    Horse & Country TV subscribers who are unable to watch the action live will be able to catch up on the classes and entertainment on demand.

    Viewers can watch both live and on-demand via an H&C+ membership. Annual membership is available for £74.99/year (also available in monthly instalments at £7.99/month), with a 12-month contract. H&C+ is currently offering a seven day free trial.

    How to watch London International Horse Show on FEI TV

    FEI TV is a pay-to-view service and you can watch the FEI World Cup classes (dressage, showjumping and driving) live – read more details – there may also be the chance to watch some classes via the FEI’s facebook pages.

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