Horse Town (premieres 9pm on Saturday 10 October) is a beautifully filmed documentary series that will give viewers an in-depth look into life in Newmarket, the home of British horse racing.
Set during one Flat racing season, the series captures the colourful characters that make Newmarket such a fascinating place. Showing everything from the glitz and glamour of race days to life behind the scenes, following the staff who keep the horses running, Horse Town is bound to be a hit with racing aficionados to newcomers to the sport.
Horse & Country shows the majority of the world’s top equestrian events and the next few months bring some of the very best shows and competitions to your screens. As well as broadcasting live coverage of last night’s Rolex Grand Prix from Spruce Meadows, they will be bringing you coverage of the Longines Global Champions Tour 2015 Final in Doha (9pm, Saturday 21 November). The Los Angeles Masters are always a glamorous affair and you can catch highlights on Sunday 8 November at 9pm.
A little closer to home, H&C TV continues their support of British Showjumping national competition with coverage of the Arena UK Ultimate Showjumping Championships, with highlights of the popular Grand Prix (8pm, Saturday 21 November). There is also the start of the thrilling FEI World Cup Jumping series (from Friday 23 October at 9pm), when the action moves indoors and the leading horses and riders will be contesting the prestigious legs across Europe and North America.
It’s not just jumping either, highlights from both the FEI World Cup Dressage and FEI World Cup Driving series are coming soon.
Dressage fans have a lot to look forward to in fact, with extensive highlights from the British Dressage National Championships (9pm, Tuesday 20 October) – tune in to find out which rider will take home the national title for this year. And there is also coverage of the World Dressage Masters series, starting with Lier in November.
The eventing season may be near to an end here in the UK but the highlights from the FEI European Eventing Championships at Blair Castle will be shown at 9pm on Sunday 20 September as well as both Burghley (9pm, Thursday 17 September) and Blenheim (9pm, Monday 5 October). There’ll be further coverage of Burghley when we show the FEI Classics highlights from the event (9pm, Thursday 24 September) and the FEI Classics series continues with more four-star eventing highlights from Pau (7pm, Sunday 1 November) and Adelaide.
Horsemanship fans will enjoy the new series Ken Faulkner: Horseman of Oz (8.30pm, Saturday 12 September). Ken becomes the latest horsemanship expert to join H&C, and his series is packed full of advice, veterinary expertise and training tips.
Our popular magazine show Rudall’s Round-Up continues to bring you news, views and action from around the United Kingdom. As well as going backstage at Blair Castle during the Europeans, Jenny Rudall will also be reporting from some of the key grassroots competitions, including the Sunshine Tour UK Championships at Hickstead and the British Dressage Team Quest Finals.
Horse & Country is available on Sky 253 in the UK and Ireland, and online at www.play.horseandcountry.tv
The channel is also available in The Netherlands, Sweden and Australia.