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Horse & Country Announces Livestreaming and New Series from Canada’s Thunderbird Show Park

April 17, 2024 - Lexington, KY

H&C will provide extensive livestreaming from Thunderbird Show Park and produce a new sports entertainment series, 'Thunderbird Life'.
Photo courtesy of Tbird

Leading international equestrian sports network Horse & Country (H&C) will provide extensive livestreaming from Thunderbird Show Park (tbird) in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. The entire tbird hunter/jumper competition series, which encompasses 10 events from April to September 2024, will be streamed live and FREE on Horse & Country’s streaming service H&C+ and within an H&C+ player on tbirdTV. In addition to livestreaming, H&C will produce a new sports entertainment series, “Thunderbird Life,” featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the personalities and top-level competition that make Thunderbird Show Park one of North America’s premier equestrian venues.

“We’re thrilled to partner with H&C to share our story with the world,” said tbird President and CEO Chris Pack. “Thunderbird is a boutique, family-owned that has been a staple on the West Coast equestrian scene for more than 50 years. We can’t wait to take you behind the scenes on the sporting highs, hilarity, and controlled chaos that comes with running an international show park.”

“We are delighted to be able to offer livestreaming from this prestigious venue,” said H&C Director of Content Jonathan Rippon. “With incredible show jumping and some of the world’s best riders competing, our audience will be sure to mark these events on their calendar.

“In addition to the 10 livestreaming events, H&C will produce a new series about Thunderbird Show Park that gives viewers full access to experience the highs, lows, stresses, and laughter that goes into running an equestrian venue with multiple rings, thousands of horses, VIPs, and top sport.”

Produced and directed by Jenny Rudall, the four-part series will feature Chris Pack, a look at the life of Canadian Olympic show jumper Tiffany Foster including a peek at building her new facility down the road from Thunderbird, a look behind the scenes at a five-star competition as well as an international hunter derby, plus all the personalities, pressures, glitz, and glamour that make up the sport. Stay tuned for details on the premiere episode.

“I'm so excited to be working with Chris and his team,” said Rudall. “Thunderbird is a magical venue and top rated by riders across the globe. Chris has a brilliant and often hilarious relationship with his staff, and it is extremely exciting to have such amazing access to riders such as top-ranked female rider in the world Tiffany Foster, who is as funny as she is talented!”

The FREE livestreaming schedule on H&C for Thunderbird Show Park includes:
April Season Opener – April 17-21
April Festival – April 24-28
Canadian Premier National – May 22-26 (not including Major League Show Jumping classes)
BC Open CSI4*/2*– May 29-June 2
West Coast Classic– June 26-30
Western Family – July 3-7
Summer Fort Welcome CSI3* – August 7-11
Summer Fort Classic CSI3* – August 14-18
Harvest Celebration – September 11-15
BCHJA Fall Finale CSI3* – September 18-22

Beyond H&C’s extensive sports coverage, both live and on demand, H&C+ members also get access to more than 1,800 hours of equestrian programming featuring content from all disciplines, masterclasses and training series, barn tours, rider profiles, and documentaries. With two annual membership options and a pay-per-view offering, H&C+ Freestyle, there are even more ways to access H&C’s vast library of content. Full details on how to join can be found at horseandcountry.tv/select-plan.

Annual membership of H&C+ is only $119.99 as a one-time payment, or there is an option to pay in 12 monthly installments of $13.99.

H&C offers numerous high-profile opportunities for equestrian brands to advertise around live events including in-stream billboards, in-stream video ads, and pre-roll video ads. For further details, contact Tattie Singer, H&C Director of Strategic Partnerships, North America, at the details below.

Media and Advertising Contact:
Tattie Singer
Director of Strategic Partnerships, North America
tatties@horseandcountry.tv
781-985-0796

About Thunderbird Show Park

Located just hoof steps from Vancouver, Thunderbird Show Park is one of North America’s premier equestrian event facilities, hosting twelve weeks of globally recognized hunter, jumper, and dressage tournaments per year! For more information, please visit tbird.ca.

About Horse & Country

Horse & Country is the leading international sports network for the passionate and active equestrian community. Headquartered in London, it is available globally via connected TVs, mobile and web and on leading digital and pay-TV platforms in the US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Australia. Horse & Country’s programming line-up includes live coverage from leading sporting competitions in all equestrian disciplines, as well as training and learning shows, documentaries, and entertainment.