We’ve made it, folks — the UK’s first international event of 2020 is finally upon us, and your resident British correspondent couldn’t be happier to have driven for six hours to get to it. Ever wanted to kiss the ground and have a little happy cry? Um, no, me neither, that would be totally weird, right?
There’s plenty of reason to be excited, either way – and you’ll be able to follow along with the entirety of the CCI4*-S cross-country on Saturday, 22 August, as well as CCI2*-S and BE100 cross-country on Sunday, 23 August, by signing up for a Horse&Country TV account (the very same account, incidentally, that you’ll be able to use to stream Great Meadows!). The stream will run from 9.30 a.m. to 18.30 p.m. local time each day — that’s 4.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Eastern time. Here’s how the schedule breaks down in full:
SATURDAY, 22 AUGUST
9.30 a.m. (4.3o a.m. Eastern): CCI4*-S cross-country
16.15 p.m. (12.15 p.m. Eastern): 5-year-old cross-country
SUNDAY, 23 AUGUST
9.30 a.m. (4.3o a.m. Eastern): CCI2*-S cross-country
14.20 p.m. (9.20 a.m. Eastern): BE100 cross-country
To follow the action, you’ll need a subscription from H&C, starting at $9.99 or £5.99/month. All you’ll have to do is visit Horse & Country and hit Subscribe. Your membership gives you full access to all the live-streaming content the platform offers, plus an almost endless back catalogue of previously-broadcast events, documentaries, training series, yard tours, and rather addictive reality TV programmes.
Want to fill your boots with Burgham content ahead of the weekend? We’re on the ground bringing you everything you need to know from the CCI4*-S, and we also highly recommend you give The Eventing Podcast‘s preview episode a listen — it’s full of teasers about the eye-wateringly impressive entry list and what to expect from our first glimpse at some of the UK’s biggest stars in 2020.
Go Eventing — for real this time!