The world’s elite are gearing up for the next leg of the Event Rider Masters (ERM) at St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials – and you can watch all the action LIVE on Horse & Country (July 7-8).
World number one
We are streaming all three phases of the CIC3* ERM, which looks set to be the most competitive leg in the series yet.
There are nine former ERM winners entered, including world numbers one and two, Britons Oliver Townend and Gemma Tattersall.
There are also some big names fighting for a first ERM victory. Ones to watch are Sir Mark Todd, William Fox-Pitt and the on-form New Zealander Jonelle Price – who has won both Badminton and Luhmühlen in the past couple of months.
Martyn Johnson, event director of St James’s Place Barbury, said: “I’m delighted with the entries, which include CCI4* winners, CCI3* winners and lots of contenders for the World Equestrian Games in September [WEG]. Several leading nations are using Barbury as a WEG trial, which is a great compliment to the event.”
With so many big name riders vying for the top spot, this is one event you don’t want to miss. Horse & Country is streaming the competition — from start to finish — so you won’t have to, though it may mean a very early morning for some viewers in the US!
We are also showing highlights from Barbury in Event Rider Masters 2018: Barbury Castle on July 16 at 9pm EST.
If all that isn’t enough, we are taking you behind the scenes in Rudall’s Round-Up on 16 July at 7.30pm. Jenny will bring you exclusive footage of all the fun and fabulous activities that go on alongside the eventing.
She will also be catching up with some of the riders, such as up-and-coming British talent Flora Harris who rides for Vardags Equestrian. Rudall’s Round-Up is sponsored by family law firm Vardags, whose founder Ayesha Vardag is a passionate rider and owner.
What’s on when
The live stream and our highlight shows will be shown on Horse & Country TV.
ERM dressage live stream: Saturday July 7, 9:30am to 5:30pm (all live stream times are local)
ERM showjumping live stream: Sunday July 8, 8:30am to 11:30am
ERM cross-country live stream: Sunday July 8, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Rudall’s Round-Up: July 16 at 7.30pm EST
Event Rider Masters 2018: Barbury Castle: July 16 at 9pm EST