League of Champions to air on ESPN Africa


ESPN Africa to broadcast prestigious equestrian event


ESPN Africa is proud to announce that it will be broadcasting the United Aviation Group League of Champions show-jumping event across the African continent. The first leg of this prestigious equestrian event will air on Friday 5 May at 14:00 (CAT), adding to the multitude of exciting US and African sporting content that ESPN currently offers African viewers.


The United Aviation Group League of Champions showcases the glitz and glamour of the riding world set against the fierce competition for the ultimate prize in South African show jumping. Combining the bravery of riders, the enormous talent of magnificent horses and strategy of competitors as they compete in one of the only team events on the equestrian calendar, this fast-paced event showcases some of the best equestrian talent and horses the African continent has to offer. The League of Champions features four heights with riders ranging from 18 to 65, who jump against each other and the clock to determine who can clear the obstacles with the fastest time and the fewest errors.


Jonathan Wolpe, CEO of the United Aviation Group, sponsor of the United Aviation League of Champions shares: “We are passionate about South Africa, our sportsmen and women and giving back to the equestrian profession. Having ESPN Africa broadcast the United Aviation League of Champions ensures that we can take the excitement of this event to the next level, and through this broader reach, we look forward to growing the ULC to the broader African equestrian community.” 


Expressing his excitement about the announcement Kyle De Klerk, Director: Sports of Africa at the Walt Disney Company Africa comments: "We are delighted to be broadcasting the United Aviation Group League of Champions this May. This distinguished event will bring additional diversity to our already unparalleled sports programming.”




How to tune in to ESPN:


ESPN: DStv 218, Starsat 248 

ESPN2: DStv 219, Starsat 249


  • All times are stated in CAT / SAST.
  • Schedule subject to change
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