How to watch the Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead on TV

  • This year’s Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead’s All England Jumping Course will be packed with big names and top-class sport (26–30 July), and if you can’t attend in person, here’s how to watch the Royal International Horse Show (RIHS) on TV.

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    Keep an eye on the Horse & Hound website throughout the show for all the latest news and features as they happen.

    Don’t miss our full RIHS report in next week’s issue of Horse & Hound magazine, on sale Thursday 3 August 2023.

    How to watch the Royal International Horse Show on TV

    Live broadcasts will include the action on the afternoons of Friday 28 and Sunday 30 July, including international showjumping highlights such as the Longines King George V Gold Cup and the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Great Britain.

    As well as live TV coverage, the feature classes on Friday and Sunday afternoon will also be streamed round the world on FEI.TV.

    The Longines Royal International Horse Show will also be streamed throughout on ClipMyHorse.TV and Hickstead.TV, including the Ashby Underwriting Eventers’ Challenge and all international showjumping classes.

    The Barberstown Castle Supreme Ridden Horse Championship and the Supreme Products Supreme Pony Championship will also be streamed live across both platforms.

    Livestreaming from the Longines International Arena will be available to watch all day between Wednesday and Sunday via ClipMyHorse.TV and Hickstead.TV.

    Additional TV coverage will be available to watch on Friday from 2pm onwards on FEI.TV and SkySports via Sky Sports Action.

    You will also be able to watch the action all day on Sunday via FEI.TV and from 2pm onwards on Sky Sports via Sky Sports Action.

    Highlights from the RIHS will also be shown on Sky Sports Arena, on Saturday 5 August at 7.30pm.

    There is no terrestrial TV coverage of the show this year.

    How to watch Hickstead live with a VPN

    While it is not necessary to use a VPN to access any of the live streams available, 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 which 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 either ClipMyHorse, FEI.TV, Sky Sports, Hickstead.TV or Sky Sports Arena, depending on the day you wish to view the action, on your browser or device and enjoy the livestream.

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