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Hickstead Derby to be shown on Sky Sports

Showjumping fans can view the British Jumping Derby at Hickstead on Sky Sports for the first time this year.

And an agreement has been reached that both the Derby (25-27 June) and the Longines Royal International Horse Show (29 July – 1 August) at Hickstead will be broadcast exclusively live in high definition (HD) for the next four years, until 2013.

Lizzie Bunn, Hickstead director and show secretary said: “We are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year and it is great news that Sky will be transmitting so much action from the International Arena.”

Sue Ashworth of Sky Sports added: “We are delighted to extend our coverage to include the Derby Meeting in June, particularly in this, Hickstead’s 50th year.

“This will be the fourth year we’ve shown our equestrian programming in high definition and with both Hickstead events included for the first time this year; Sky Sports viewers really will be getting the best possible quality coverage.”

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