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Windsor offers live streaming for first time
09/05/2016 14:11:25

For the first time ever, Royal Windsor Horse Show which starts later this week will be available to view across the world, as the action is live streamed via the Show’s website. Royal Windsor Horse Show, in conjunction with British Showjumping, will be streaming unrestricted content live from across the five-day Show allowing fans to enjoy the top class equestrian action, much of which takes place on Martin Collins equine surfaces across the showground.

Coverage of all the action in the main Castle Arena, will stream throughout the day, from 7.30am on Wednesday 11th May until the end of the final class on Sunday 15th May.  The newly enhanced 4* competition status for both the international showjumping and driving competitions, along with exceptional dressage performances and equestrian displays, are amongst the highlights that have enticed the world’s best equestrian athletes to the Horse Show in 2016. The streamed coverage will also feature the fantastic display acts that will be taking to the Castle Arena throughout the week. 

Highlights include the Musical Ride of the Household Cavalry, the Shetland Pony Grand National and the DAKS Pony Club Mounted Games, which amongst the other events scheduled, will provide entertainment for the whole family. 

No fewer than five Olympic gold medallists will be competing in the international showjumping classes, including reigning World and European Champion, Jeroen Dubbeldam, fellow Olympic individual gold medallist Rodrigo Pessoa, and Peter Charles, member of the Team GB gold medal winning team at London 2012. With 13 countries represented, the live streaming will allow fans from all over the world to support their home favourites.

Amongst the selection of national and international showjumping competitions due to be available via live streaming, are Saturday’s CSI4* Kingdom of Bahrain Stakes for The King’s Cup and Sunday’s CSI4* Grand Prix for The Kingdom of Bahrain Trophy, both of which are set to be outstanding displays of sporting action as some of the world’s most esteemed riders look to impress the Olympic selectors ahead of Rio. 

There will also be exciting action from the dressage arena as some of the sport’s world-class riders will take part in the National Dressage Grand Prix Freestyle invitational competition on Wednesday 11th May.

All about the equestrian arenas at Windsor

The Show’s Castle Arena is one of the largest equestrian arenas in the world, and will this year stage all the main celebrations to mark Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday – including the Oman Royal Cavalry musical ride.

This 6,500m₂ main arena has a purpose built drainage system and is surfaced with ECOTRACK, a specialist equine surface combining silica sand, synthetic fibres and a wax coating. This formula provides a safe durable riding surface that mimics the characteristics of turf and will ensure play in all weathers for the horses and participants. In addition, Martin Collins has also installed the warm up arenas and Adelaide showing arenas on The Ground.

Equine surfaces advice from the experts

Martin Collins is the official equine surfaces supplier to the Event and its trade stand is located in its usual position adjacent to the collecting ring.  Its expert team will be on hand on the stand to answer any questions visitors might have about riding arena surfaces and show samples from the Martin Collins range of surfaces for all horse sports or contact us now for advice at any time.

For more information on Royal Windsor Horse Show and the live stream click here.

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