How to watch the 2017 European Dressage Championships on TV

  • If, like most of us, you’re not going to make it to the Longines FEI European Dressage Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden (22-26 August), then make sure you don’t miss a thing by keeping in touch with it online and on TV.

    Here’s all of the information you need in order to keep up to date with the action.

    H&H website

    Stay tuned to the Horse & Hound website where we will post reports on the action and a daily British individual round-up, including video interviews.

    Find all our European Championships online coverage here.


    27 August

    BBC 2: 4-6pm — jumping and dressage highlights

    NB: Please check listings as times are likely to change nearer to the event

    FEI TV

    FEI TV will broadcast all dressage competition live from the European Dressage Championships, available to watch in any country (subscription fee applies).

    H&C TV highlights shows

    • Team dressage: 27 August; 9pm
    • Grand prix special: 30 August; 9pm
    • Freestyle: 31 August; 9pm
    • Europeans round-up show: 4 September; 8.30pm

    The timetable of competition is as follows:

    • Tuesday, 22 August — 3pm, grand prix
    • Wednesday, 23 August — 3pm, grand prix and team medals
    • Friday, 25 August — 11.45am, grand prix special and medals
    • Saturday, 26 August — 2.30pm, grand prix freestyle and medals

    The British combinations competing in this year’s championship are:

    • Emile Faurie, 54, based in Oxfordshire, with Elena Knyagincheva’s Lollipop 126 (his original ride Hof Kasselmann’s Weekend Fun was withdrawn)
    • Carl Hester, 50, based in Gloucestershire, with Jane de la Mare and his own Nip Tuck
    • Spencer Wilton, 44, based in Berkshire, with Jen Goodman’s Super Nova I

    Gareth Hughes, 46, based in Warwickshire, was selected with Anne and Steve Keen’s Don Carissimo, but the horse had to be withdrawn due to injury shortly before the competition got underway.

    Lara Butler, 29, based in Gloucestershire, had been selected as reserve with Dr Wilfried Bechtolsheimer’s Rubin Al Asad but they were unable to take Gareth’s place due to the last-minute nature of Don Carissimo’s injury.


    Keep up-to-date with all of the news and reports from the championships on the Horse & Hound website

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