London, U.K. – April 17, 2020 –
With the cancellation of equestrian sporting events around the world due to COVID-19, you may be craving the excitement of cheering on your favorite riders at a horse show! Though you won’t be able to watch thrilling competitions in person, you can head on over to Horse & Country each day to virtually transport yourself to the best venues around the world with their Free Sports Zone.
Taking place every evening of the week at 4 p.m. EDT, H&C broadcasts highlights of many 2019 competitions for free. Available on their channel called H&C Free, the Free Sports Zone includes jumping, reining, eventing, dressage and other disciplines to be enjoyed by the entire family!
Don’t let the quarantine and time away from the show ring get you down! In addition to the Free Sports Zone, equestrian fans have the opportunity to enjoy documentaries and educational series 24/7 broadcasted on H&C Free. Head on over to H&C Free now to get your daily fix of all things horses!
This Week’s Free Sports Zone Schedule at 4 p.m. EDT:
Friday, April 17: 2019 National Horseboarding Championships
You do not want to miss out on the wild phenomenon that is the sport of Horseboarding, an extreme sport which combines horseback riding with mountain boarding.
Saturday, April 18: CSI5*-W Boehringer-Ingelheim at Equita 2019
Transport yourself to Lyon, France to catch the highlights and watch how Julien Epaillard took the win on his home turf in the the CSI5*-W Boehringer-Ingelheim.
Sunday, April 19: 2019 Bolesworth CDI* Grand Prix Freestyle
You will have the opportunity to watch some of the world’s best dressage riders as they vie for the win. Will it be fan-favorite Charlotte Dujardin who will take the win? Or perhaps Carl Hester? Tune in to find out!
Monday, April 20: 1990 Burghley Horse Trials
As one the the world’s best three-day events, Burghley Horse Trials is iconic for equestrians. Go back in time to look back on the 1990 event where New Zealand’s Mark Todd claims his second Burghley title.
Tuesday, April 21: 2019 Bolesworth Equerry Grand Prix
Can’t get enough show jumping? Head over to H&C in to enjoy the Equerry Grand Prix from Cheshire, UK.
Wednesday, April 22: 2019 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
No need to saddle up to enjoy a highlight show about the world’s largest Arabian show. With classes ranging from western and hunter pleasure to native costume, reining and dressage, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Thursday, April 23: 2019 Royal Windsor Rolex Grand Prix
Set in the stunning private grounds of Windsor Castle, watch the highlights from the Rolex Grand Prix to find out which showjumping athlete raced to the top of the leaderboard!
Friday, April 24: 2019 CSI5* Stephex Masters
Transport yourself to Brussels, Belgium and fill your Friday afternoon with excitement from the CSI5* show jumping class from the Stephex Masters.
Saturday, April 25: 2019 Royal Windsor Kingdom of Bahrain Stakes for the King’s Cup
Coverage of the Royal Windsor Horse Show continues with a segment of the CSI5* show jumping class with riders from twelve different countries.
Sunday, April 26: 2019 CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle at Royal Windsor
H&C Free returns to the Royal Windsor to highlight the always entertaining CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle with a class filled with top riders.