Olympic Equestrian 2016: Dates, Start Times, TV Schedule, Live Stream

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Photo via Jul 14, 2015; Caledon, Ontario, CAN; Laura Graves of the United States rides Verades in the individual dressage during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

There’s only one sport in the Olympics where the competitors aren’t human beings, and it kicks off Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.

Equestrian is a long-standing fixture in the Olympics, having been part of the games for over 100 years. The Rio Olympics features three events on horseback — eventing, dressage and jumping — with team and individual competitions.

Here’s how you can watch this year’s equestrian events online and on television.

LIVE STREAM
All Olympic events will be live streamed and can be seen online at NBCOlympics.com.

SCHEDULE (All times ET)
Saturday, Aug. 6
Individual eventing phase 1 out of 3 (dressage, Day 1), 9 a.m. (USA at 2:30 p.m.)
Team eventing phase 1 out of 3 (dressage, Day 1), 9 a.m. (USA at 2:30 p.m.)

Sunday, Aug. 7
Individual eventing phase 1 out of 3 (dressage, Day 2), 9 a.m. (MSNBC at 2:30 p.m.)
Team eventing phase 1 out of 3 (dressage, Day 2), 9 a.m. (MSNBC at 2:30 p.m.)

Monday, Aug. 8
Individual eventing (cross-country), 9 a.m. (USA)
Team eventing (cross-country), 9 a.m. (USA)

Tuesday, Aug. 9
Individual eventing phase 3 out of 3 (jumping qualifier), 9 a.m. (USA)
Team eventing phase 3 out of 3 (jumping final), 9 a.m. (USA)
Individual eventing phase 3 out of 3 (jumping final), 1 p.m. (USA)

Wednesday, Aug. 10
Individual dressage phase 1 out of 3 (Grand Prix qualification), 9 a.m. (USA at 2:30 p.m.)
Team dressage phase 1 out of 2 (Grand Prix qualification), 9 a.m. (USA at 2:30 p.m.)

Thursday, Aug. 11
Individual dressage phase 1 out of 3 (Grand Prix qualification), 9 a.m. (MSNBC at 3:30 p.m.)
Team dressage phase 1 out of 2 (Grand Prix qualification), 9 a.m. (MSNBC at 3:30 p.m.)

Friday, Aug. 12
Individual dressage phase 2 out of 3 (Grand Prix special), 9 a.m.
Team dressage phase 2 out of 2 (Grand Prix special), 9 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14
Individual jumping first qualifier, 9 a.m. (NBC at 12:45 p.m.)
Team jumping qualification, 9 a.m. (NBC at 12:45 p.m.)

Monday, Aug. 15
Individual dressage phase 3 out of 3 (Grand Prix freestyle), 9 a.m. (USA at 10 a.m.)

Tuesday, Aug. 16
Individual jumping second qualifier, 9 a.m.
Team jumping final (Round 1), 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17
Individual jumping third qualifier, 9 a.m. (NBC at 9:45 a.m.)
Team jumping final (Round 2), 9 a.m. (NBC at 9:45 a.m.)

Friday, Aug. 19
Individual jumping final (Round A), 9 a.m. (NBC at 9:45 a.m.)
Individual jumping final (Round B), 12:30 p.m. (NBC at 3:30 p.m.)

Thumbnail photo via John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports Images

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