Horse & Country TV (on Sky 253 and on smartphone, tablet and laptop via /everywhere) will broadcast live coverage of The Arena UK Ultimate Showjumping Championship Grand Prix at this year’s Arena UK Festival of Showjumping. Arena UK plays host to many of the British Showjumping Association’s regional and national championships.

Horse & Country TV will broadcast ‘Arena UK Ultimate Grand Prix Live’ on Saturday 27th September at 7.30pm from the Lincolnshire showground. It will be the channel’s first live broadcast from the UK and will be presented by well-known BBC equestrian correspondent, Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes and co-presented by Showjumping legend Geoff Billington.

Arena UK’s Annual Festival of Showjumping attracts over 1,500 competitors from across the UK. The Grand Prix, with a first prize of £20,000 and a total prize fund of £60,000, is hotly contested by top UK and Irish professional show jumpers all hoping to win the highest first prize currently available at a national Showjumping competition.

Horse & Country TV’s Head of Programming, Jonathan Rippon said: “The Arena UK Festival of Showjumping is a great event with the UK’s top riders competing for huge prize money and Horse & Country TV viewers will be able to follow the drama as it unfolds. Our live broadcasts from CHIO Aachen and the Global Champions Tour have proved to be extremely popular with our viewers this summer and we are very excited to be able to provide live coverage of a leading UK based event.”