Channel 4 Paradressage coverage dependent on performances

  • Dressage is to feature in Channel 4’s coverage of the Paralympic Games but how much may depend on how well our riders do.

    A spokesman told H&H there will be “comprehensive equestrian coverage”, but were unable to confirm a schedule.

    “We are likely to give the equestrian a big push because they are medal hopefuls,” he added.

    “Dressage will be a major feature of our morning and afternoon live programming. We will have an outside broadcast team at Greenwich Park throughout the Games to capture all the must-see moments.”

    There are three live broadcast streams online – C4 Paralympics Extra 1, 2 and 3 – as well as the main terrestrial channel. They will feature “live, uninterrupted coverage from early morning to late evening” on Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media.

    The Paralympics will be shown on Channel 4 from 9am-5pm from today (Thursday 30 August) to 4 September.

    A spokesman for Radio 5 Live told H&H he imagined the para dressage would feature prominently in the station’s coverage – but could not be more specific.

    Reader Lindsay Smith contacted H&H after struggling to find scheduling information.

    “I was utterly blown away seeing the para riders at Hartpury this summer and am so excited about the Games, it’s just brilliant,” she said.

    “I very much hope to see it in full on the television, but I can’t find information anywhere.

    “Judy Harvey’s commentary on the BBC for the Olympic dressage was so good – can we expect similar? It would be disgraceful if coverage is only based on medals.”

    H&H will make updates on our website as and when they are available.

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