What You Need To Know: The 2016 Rio Olympic Games Equestrian

Aug 2, 2016 - 10:15 AM

When: The eventing goes first, on Aug. 5-9. Then dressage runs from Aug. 10-15 and show jumping on Aug. 13-19. Keep in mind that Rio de Janeiro time is one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time. The detailed schedule is below in the live streaming schedule and links.

How To Follow Along: Mollie Bailey and Lindsay Berreth are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro for the Chronicle and will be reporting with all the news, fantastic photos and behind-the-scenes details all posted on www.coth.com. Your go-to page for all things Olympic is http://www.chronofhorse.com/2016-Olympics

We’ll have live blogs of competition sessions, Twitter updates, photo galleries, stories about each day’s competition and so much more. Don’t miss a thing—we’ll have everything you need to know. Also make sure to follow along on the Chronicle’s social media outlets: FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

How To Watch: Select equestrian events (some live!) will be broadcast on the main NBC channel MSNBC and USA Network (schedule below).

If you want to watch the online live streaming, which is available for every competition session, you can do it on NBCOlympics.com or on the NBS Sports mobile app. You’ll have to have log-in information from a paid subscription to a cable or satellite television provider though. And there is no way to sign up or pay only for Olympic steaming access.

EVENTING

Aug. 5 – Eventing – first horse inspection 8:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. (7:30 a.m.-8:55 a.m. EST)

Aug. 6 – Eventing – dressage 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM AM session; LIVE STREAM PM session  On TV: USA (3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. EST)

Aug. 7 – Eventing – dressage 10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM AM session; live stream PM session  On TV: MSNBC (4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EST)

Aug. 8 – Eventing – cross-country 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM   On TV: USA (live broadcast) (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST)

Aug. 9 – Eventing – second horse inspection 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. EST)

Aug. 9 – Eventing – show jumping (team and individual medals) 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM   On TV: USA (live broadcast) (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST) and (1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. EST)

DRESSAGE

Aug. 8 – Dressage – first horse inspection 3:45 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. (2:45 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. EST)

Aug. 10 – Dressage – Grand Prix 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM AM sessionLIVE STREAM PM session 

Aug. 11 – Dressage – Grand Prix (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM AM session; LIVE STREAM PM session   On TV: MSNBC (3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST)

Aug. 12 – Dressage – Grand Prix Special (team medals) 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM AM session; LIVE STREAM PM session

Aug. 15 – Dressage – Grand Prix freestyle (individual medals) 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM   On TV: USA (live broadcast) (10:30 – 12:30 EST)

SHOW JUMPING

Aug. 12 – Show Jumping – first horse inspection 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. EST)

Aug. 13 – Show Jumping – training session (10:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.) (9:00 a.m. – 1:50 p.m. EST)

Aug. 14 – Show Jumping – first individual qualifier 10:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. EST)
LIVE STEAM   On TV: NBC (1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EST)

Aug. 16 – Show Jumping – team round 1 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM   On TV: NBC (12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST)

Aug. 17 – Show Jumping – team round 2 (team medals) 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM   On TV: NBC (11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST)

Aug. 18 – Show Jumping – second horse inspection 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST)

Aug. 19 – Show Jumping – individual round A & B (individual medals) 10:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (9:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. EST)
LIVE STREAM   On TV: NBC (live broadast) (10:00 a.m. – 10: 40 a.m. & 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST)

The Broadcast TV Schedule:

Aug. 6 – Eventing dressage on USA (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST)

Aug. 7 – Eventing dressage on MSNBC (4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. EST)

Aug. 8 – Eventing cross-country on USA (live broadcast) (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST)

Aug. 9 – Eventing show jumping team final on USA (live broadcast) (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST)

Aug. 9 – Eventing show jumping individual final on USA (live broadcast) (1:00 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. EST)

Aug. 11 – Dressage Grand Prix on MSNBC (3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST)

Aug. 14 – Show Jumping individual qualifying round on NBC (1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. EST)

Aug. 15 – Grand Prix freestyle on USA (live broadcast) (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST)

Aug. 16 – Show Jumping team round 1 on NBC (12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST)

Aug. 17 – Show Jumping team final on NBC (11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST)

Aug. 19 – Show Jumping individual final rounds NBC (live broadast) (10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. & 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST)

Who’s Hot To Win?: For the Chronicle’s Olympic Preview Issue, we asked some top experts to tell us—and readers—who they thought might be standing with medals on their necks at the end of the day. Cian O’Connor handicapped the field for show jumping for us, Carl Hester wrote about who are the ones to beat in dressage and Buck Davidson shared his thoughts on how the eventing competiton might go. They picked the team favorites and 10 riders they think are in the hunt for individual medals. See what else is in the issue in the Table Of Contents.

What Are The Olympic Horses Like Back At The Barn?: Get to know nine of the U.S. Olympic horses much better with the Chronicle’s in-depth and behind-the-scenes series Behind The Stall Door. You can find all the Olympic horses’ articles—HH Azur, Blackfoot Mystery, Verdades, Barron, Cortes ‘C’, Veronica, Loughan Glen, Legolas 92 and Voyeur—here.

What’s The Road To The Olympic Games Like?: We followed six Olympic hopefuls from April until just before the Games to see how they prepared (whether they made the team or not), what went into getting their horses at their best, and how they handled their mental game as they sought to be named to their respective teams. Read them all!

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