How to watch the European Dressage Championships 2023

  • If you’re wondering how to watch the European Dressage Championships and European Para Dressage Championships in Riesenbeck, Germany (5-10 September), then look no further. We have all the information you need to enjoy every moment of the action from both championships.

    And this will be a Europeans worth watching, with the best British dressage riders hoping to go one better than their team silver medal at last year’s World Championships. Meanwhile, Britain’s para dressage team for the Europeans features an exciting combination of new and familiar faces, all seeking to bring home more medals.

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    How to watch the European Dressage Championships

    All the action is available to watch with English commentary via ClipMy Horse.TV. This includes both grand prix sessions on Wednesday, 6 September and Thursday, 7 September, after which the team medals will be awarded. This is followed by the grand prix special for the first set of individual medals on Friday, 8 September, and then the freestyle competition for the second set of individual medals on Sunday, 10 September.

    You can also watch all sessions from the European Para Dressage Championships live via ClipMyHorse.TV. The individual medals will be awarded across all five grades on Tuesday, 5 September and Wednesday, 6 September, with the team competition following on the Thursday and Friday. The freestyle for all five grades happens on Saturday, 9 September.

    An annual premium subscription costs £129.95, but there is a 30-day free trial available for new subscribers.

    Follow the European Dressage Championships with H&H

    H&H is sending two journalists and a photographer to Riesenbeck to cover the European Championships on site, with additional staff providing further coverage from home. 


    Stay tuned to the H&H website for extensive, detailed coverage of all the action, including

    • Photos from the dressage trot-up
    • Times that the Brits and other major medal contenders will be in action each day, so you don’t miss your favourites
    • Breaking news and reports as the action unfolds throughout the week
    • Test analysis and video interviews from riders so you can benefit from top level insight

    To keep reading on the H&H website after five articles, readers will need to buy a subscription. Or, for great value, opt for a combined magazine and website subscription. If you are already a magazine subscriber, the cost to upgrade your subscription to include full website access is minimal – call 0330 333 1113 to find out more.


    You’ll find further in-depth coverage in print both before and after the championships:

    • 31 August issue: extensive preview feature, with medal predictions, British and Irish team stats and ones to watch
    • 7 September issue: full form guide with details of every combination competing at the European Dressage Championships
    • 14 September issue : 34 pages of reports and photos from the European Dressage and Para Dressage Championships, as well as exclusive expert opinion

    How to watch the European Dressage Championships live with a VPN

    While it is not necessary to use a VPN to access ClipMyHorse.TV’s live stream, if you would like to protect your online viewing from being monitored by third-parties, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can help you do this. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t able to track what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

    There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as free 30-day ExpressVPN trial that offers a 100% risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

    How to use a VPN

    Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

    1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

    2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access.

    3. Then head over to ClipMyHorse.TV on your browser or device and enjoy the livestream.

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