How to follow our para dressage riders in Rio

  • More than 600 hours of sport from the Paralympics is set to be livestreamed by Channel 4.

    Viewers hoping to watch British riders in their bid for medals will be able to watch some tests live on the broadcaster’s All 4 microsite.

    The terrestrial Channel 4 and More 4 channels will also be showing coverage from the games, which will include parts of the para dressage competition every day from 1pm-1am with a breakfast show from 6am.

    There are 11 sets of medals to be won and Britain has a strong track record. In London 2012, the squad took home 10 individual medals and team gold.

    The first horse inspection for the para dressage takes place on Saturday (10 September) with the team tests running from 11-13 September.

    Individual medal tests will then be held on 13-15 September, with the individual freestyle medals to be decided on 16 September.

    The competition begins at 2pm (BST) each day, with the exception of 15-16 September, where it will start at 1pm.

    Horse & Hound’s Polly Bryan will be in Rio to cover the action, with the latest news, scores, stories and video available on the H&H website.

    Don’t miss H&H’s Paralympic preview in today’s magazine (8 September) and a full report will feature in the 22 September issue of Horse & Hound.

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    Who are Team GBR?

    All the British squad members are Paralympic veterans — Lee, Natasha and both Sophies were on the London 2012 squad and this will also be the fifth Paralympics for Anne, who made her debut 20 years ago at Atlanta 1996.

    • Anne Dunham (grade Ia) with the Lady Joseph Trust and Henrietta Cheetham’s Lucas Normark, a 15-year-old stallion by Ravaldi.
    • Sophie Christiansen (grade Ia) with Diane Redfern’s Athene Lindebjerg, a nine-year-old mare by Gribaldi.
    • Lee Pearson (grade Ib) with David and Lynda Pearson, Gillian Chinn and his own Zion, a 12-year-old gelding by Flemmingh.
    • Natasha Baker (grade II) with Christian Landolt, Phil and Lorraine Baker and Dorothy Alder’s Cabral, a 15-year-old gelding by Bujak.
    • Sophie Wells (grade IV) with her own Valerius, a 14-year-old gelding by Flemmingh.

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