Lexington, KY – Oct. 23, 2019 – The National Horse Show is thrilled to announce that the 2019 event will be available via livestream for FREE to the public courtesy of MARS Equestrian™. The livestream services are being provided by ShowNet and will be linked directly on the homepage of the NHS website.
All hunter, jumper and equitation classes will be available free of charge with the exception of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Lexington, which will be shown on FEI TV.
Exhibitor and spectator satisfaction has always been a priority for the National Horse Show. The ability to provide free video streaming of the historic horse show will allow spectators that are not able to attend the event, held at the Kentucky Horse Park, an opportunity to see the countries best hunter, show-jumping and equitation competition.
This year, exhibitors will also benefit from the unmatched capability of ShowNet by being able to access single video clips of individual rides directly from the National Horse Show website.
Another exciting new feature for our exhibitors is the Copper Fox LLC Ride Review Board. Upon exiting the Alltech Arena, riders will be able to instantly review their ride on a 5-minute delayed video feed on a large video screen. This key feature will help their riders to analyze their performance as well as share their experiences with their team.
“We are so incredibly grateful to MARS Equestrian™ for their support of our livestream services”, remarked Jennifer Burger, President of the National Horse Show. “In our ever expanding technological world, the ability to access real time video and results is crucial and this service would not have been possible without the generous support of MARS Equestrian™.”
MARS Equestrian™ is a sponsorship division within Mars, Incorporated, and serves as the link between their iconic brands and the equestrian community. For generations, Mars has celebrated a rich equestrian heritage, and through purposeful partnerships, MARS Equestrian™ is committed to the sport and building an enduring legacy. From world-class competitions across all equestrian disciplines, to stewarding the power of horses on society and sustainability, MARS Equestrian™ is dedicated to their mission of a better world for horses, pets and the people who love them.
ShowNet is the industry leader in broadcasting equestrian sports on an international level to a variety of outlets. ShowNet offers subscribers up-to-the-minute show information and pre-start emails with the upcoming day’s classes, class counts, approximate start times and specific entry information. They strive to provide audiences with the best equestrian videos possible, delivered and maintained for you so you may access on a global basis.
Copper Fox LLC is a business focused mainly on the buying and selling of high-quality hunter jumpers. Their priority is purchasing and importing horses that show the greatest potential for excellence. Copper Fox horses continue to have enormous success at some of the most prestigious horse shows in the country with professional and amateur riders alike. The National Horse Show is proud to welcome Copper Fox as the sponsor of our Ride Review Board.
“In our steadfast commitment to the sustainability of equestrian sports, we are thrilled to support the National Horse Show in a way that makes the competition accessible to all.” Dr. Bridgett McIntosh, Director MARS Equestrian™
The 2019 National Horse Show is offering over $700,000 in prize money as an FEI CSI4*-W designated event. The return of the National Horse Show $50,000 Hunter Classic along with the ASPCA Maclay Finals and $225,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington has made the National Horse Show a must-attend event for equestrians around the world as the finale to their summer equestrian seasons.
For more information about MARS Equestrian™ please visit www.marsequestrian.com.
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