Where to watch Olympic horse sports online


Equestrian events at the Olympics can be viewed online around the world, with national/regional rights-holding broadcasters providing streaming video.

European viewers will be able to enjoy wall-to-wall coverage via the new Olympic Eurovision Sports Live platform launched by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

The platform will offer live simulcast feeds from EBU members, 12 live multi feeds with comprehensive coverage of most events available across the territory without commentary, a 24/7 Olympic News Channel with English commentary, as well as highlights clips per discipline with English commentary updated twice per day.

The service will be available to European audiences across all EBU territories, except for Italy where it will be geo-blocked (the list of EBU members is available at this link).

Widespread equestrian coverage will also be provided by broadcasters such as NBC (download required) in the United States (equestrian broadcast schedule here), CBC in Canada (Olympic schedule here), and Nine Network in Australia (Olympic schedule here).

In June the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that it will live stream the London 2012 Olympic Games in 64 territories across Asia and Africa, including 42 Sub-Saharan African territories, on the IOC’s YouTube channel. Check out the details here.

The complete list of London 2012 broadcasters can be viewed here.

The FEI’s own online video platform FEI TV will be back on air before the end of the Olympic Games with broadcasts from the FEI World Dressage Championships for Young Horses in Verden (GER) and the FEI European Vaulting Championships for Juniors in Pezinok (SVK). Broadcasts from the FEI World Vaulting Championships in Le Mans (FRA) and the final leg of the FEI Nations Cup Top League in Dublin (IRL) will follow.


Prime TV – free to air in NZ – equestrian coverage
(Subject to change)

Sunday 29 July
5.15 am
Coverage of today’s 3DE Dressage, comprising Team and Individual tests at Greenwich Park.

Monday 30 July
5.30 am
Highlights from the Three Day Eventing.

11.25 pm
Three Day Eventing Cross Country held over a 5.7km course in Greenwich Park.

Tuesday 31 July
8.20 am
Coverage from the Cross Country, part of the Three Day Eventing competition.

9.25 pm
Coverage of the three-day-eventing show jumping phase from Greenwich Park.

11.00 pm
Continuing coverage of the 3DE Show Jumping.

Sunday 5 August
11.30 am
Coverage of the Individual Jumping competition with commentary from Andrew Scott and Tony Johnson. Two of the five rounds in the individual event are used to determine Team placings.

Tuesday 7 August
3.10 am
Coverage of the Team Jumping Finals, a Medal event, from Greenwich Park, with expert commentary from Andrew Scott and Tony Johnson.

Thursday 9 August
1.30 pm
Coverage of Round A of the Individual Jumping Finals from Greenwich Park.

3.10 pm
Round B of the Individual Jumping Finals

4.30 pm
Individual Jumping Finals Jump-Off.

Friday 10 August
1.35 am
Finals of the Individual Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle.

2.00 am
Equestrian coverage continues.



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3 thoughts on “Where to watch Olympic horse sports online

  • July 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    so does this mean that the coverage at 11.25pm on monday the 30th will be the live XC?

  • August 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Okay I’ll admit it,I confused myself more than once on what time zone the times given in the article were in.
    Then converting it to mountain time.

    I greatly appreciate the work that was put in to making this schedule available.

    Thank You

    • August 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      I agree – the time zones HAVE been confusing!


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