EQSportsNet is pleased to announce a partnership with the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) to provide a free Live stream of the National Championships, May 5-8, 2016 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. The broadcast will include wall-to-wall coverage of all hunt seat, Western horsemanship and reining competition. Live viewing will be supported by individual ride clips and full programs archived on EQSports.net to watch On Demand.
In recognition of the strong demand for high quality and easily accessible equestrian content, EQSportsNet is dedicated to delivering to the demands of existing equestrian enthusiasts as well as developing new audiences for equestrian sport across multiple digital and television platforms. Focused on providing unique and original content to growing audiences across all breeds and disciplines of equestrian sport, EQSportsNet uses state-of-the-art technology and social media marketing for audience engagement and development, viral content distribution, and subscriptions.
“We are very excited to provide Live and On Demand coverage of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championships and showcase the outstanding talents of top collegiate athletes,” said EQSportsNet’s Kathy Meyer. “It will be a great opportunity for EQSportsNet subscriber to watch and enjoy championship level competition across multiple disciplines.”
The IHSA National Championships host over 400 of the nation’s top riders and 25 best teams for four days of free public admission to national college competition for hunt seat, over fences, western horsemanship and reining titles including the United States Equestrian Federation/IHSA Cacchione Cup, Collegiate Cup Hunter Seat Team, American Quarter Horse Association High Point Western Team and National Reining Horse Association Open Rider.
“We’re excited return to Kentucky and we’re ramping up not only for Nationals, but for a year-long series of 50th anniversary events celebrating the founding of IHSA in 1967 that will launch with the unveiling of the special IHSA 50th Anniversary logo on Friday, May 6, during the show in the Alltech Arena. This is the perfect time to partner with a multi-camera team like EQSportsNet, who will be able to stream more of the Nationals, from more vantage points, into the living rooms and on to the phones of IHSA friends and family around the world. It’s going to be a great show for everyone,” said Bill Yeager, IHSA Nationals show manager.