How to watch showjumping Tokyo Team Competition

Showjumping Tokyo Olympics Games - FEI 2nd horse inspection Jumping 341 - GBR - Maher Ben ride Explosion W Photo Copyright © FEI/Christophe Taniére

How to watch showjumping Tokyo Team Competition

How do I watch showjumping Tokyo Team Competition?

With only two days of equestrian action left at this year’s Olympics, you may be wondering how to watch the final stages of showjumping Tokyo, the team rounds.

With limited viewing available, enthusiasts have been left feeling frustrated with the minimal coverage of equestrian sport – many taking to social media to air their woes. With the daily BBC updates of all things Tokyo, there’s been marginal coverage, however this was far less than many expected.

Today’s news of Scott Brash withdrawing Jefferson from the Games, means the trio going forward to represent Great Britain’s team effort will be Ben Maher and Explosion W, Holly Smith and Denver and Harry Charles with Romeo 88.

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How to watch Olympic Showjumping Tokyo

The BBC will be airing coverage of the penultimate day of the Tokyo Games (Saturday’s team final), which will be available online as well as via your television with hosts Hazel Irvine and Gabby Logan. Highlights will also available. . However, if you’re wanting to catch the qualifying class, as it plays out, we recommend you subscribe to either of the below services. Both offer a one month subscription, at a cost of £6.99, which is less than a price of a family cinema ticket and will allow you to watch all the action from the comfort of your home, together. And not only that, you’ll also be able to catch up on all the news too.


Discovery+ allows a one month subscription, which if cancelled in the first month a recurring payment will be stopped and you will no longer be charged. Your subscription will be cancelled and access removed – great if you’re only wanting to watch the Games.

Alongside the subscription, viewers receive a host of other benefits that include exclusive discovery+ Originals, over 3,000 hours worth of Olympic action as well as being able to access the service from devices such as your phone, tablet and laptop. There’s a host of box sets to get your teeth stuck into too!

If you are a Sky Q customer, you can sign up for no extra cost! There’s of course a 12 month free sign-up contract which we recommend you read the small print for.

Vodafone also have an offer too.

Eurosport, offer a very similar subscription at the same cost of Discovery+, but also readily features information such as positions, medals and news for free. There’s a host of information, video action and results right before your eyes on their dedicated Tokyo Olympic pages. The highlights are also a great watch too – some are premium but other’s aren’t, so it’s a great way to catch up on all (if any) action you missed.

To conclude, depending on your preference, both Discovery+ and Eurosport offer the opportunity to watch the both remaining stages of the equestrian Olympic action at Tokyo – so the choice is yours.

If you’re still stuck, out of the two platforms we enjoyed Eurosport’s offering the most. There’s a large variety of information available for free, and the site was easy to navigate.


With all horses passing today’s inspection, the action gets underway Friday August 6th at 11:00 am BST (Tokyo time 19:00pm). Saturday August 7th hosts the final of the showjumping Tokyo team rounds, which will be available to watch from 11:00 am BST. Depending on your choice in channel and/or subscription, please be aware coverage may start shortly before.

Feature image: Olympics Games – FEI
2nd horse inspection Jumping
341 – GBR – Maher Ben ride Explosion W
Photo Copyright © FEI/Christophe Taniére

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