There are lots of ways to support your local riders, your childhood heroes or your British team.

Support the British team at the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer! The British equestrian team returned from Beijing in 2008 with two bronze medals in the eventing competition and five gold and five silver medals won in the para-equestrian dressage competitions. Since Beijing there have been great results from all the equestrian disciplines at the European Championships and the World Equestrian Games > Learn more about equestrian at the Games, the venue and the disciplines involved

Why not go along to your local event to watch high level competition right on your doorstep? Visit the individual equestrian sport websites for more information on what’s on in an area near you > Equestrian sports

Some of the world’s best equestrian athletes will be competing in the UK in 2012, and we don’t just mean at the Games! If you missed out on the opportunity to go and support the British contingent at Greenwich, why not go along to any number of international shows running in this country this year.

A few events to look out for in 2012:

Eventing: Badminton, Burghley, Bramham, Gatcombe > more

Showjumping: Hickstead, Horse of the Year Show, the London International Horse Show at Olympia > more

Dressage: Addington, Hartpury, Hickstead, the London International Horse Show at Olympia > more

Para-Equestrian Dressage: Hartpury, Hickstead, Vale View in Leicestershire > more

Endurance: World Championships, Euston Park > more

Don’t miss a minute when the British team are competing abroad; there are fantastic international competitions taking part throughout the season across the world from all eight FEI equestrian sports (dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, para-equestrian dressage, reining, showjumping, vaulting) > check on the FEI Calendar to find an event near to you

Don’t fancy going out and about on the cross-country course or haven’t managed to get tickets to your local national or international shows, why not see if you can catch them on the TV, online or via the red button > Take a look at our TV Guide for more information

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