Broadcast RF were on site at the NEC Birmingham this month for the annual Horse of the Year Show. This unique indoor equestrian competition incorporates a range of equestrian practices and is recognised throughout the world as the ‘champion of champions show’.
The Horse of the Year Show has been televised for many years on the BBC where large audiences were always attracted, but this year the competition was televised in its entirety on Sky Sports 4.
Broadcast RF supplied two HD radio camera systems with return video for Thomson LDK8000 cameras, one of which was a steadicam rig, which were both utilised in the Main Area and the Collecting Ring, as well as through the Horse Walk where competitors were followed as they approached the arena. In addition, a fixed RF Q-Ball System was supplied for the main area. The Receive antennas were all rigged locally and cabled back to the RF receive position inside the marquee over fibre.
The ‘leading showjumper of the year’ title was awarded to Ireland’s Billy Twomey, with Tinka’s Serenade, on Sunday evening after scoring the lowest number of faults throughout the initial 6 combinations, before jumping the fastest of 2 double clears to take the £13,200 winner’s purse.
The Horse of the Year Show will return to Birmingham next year and after such a successful show this year, Broadcast RF are confident that the boundaries can continue to be pushed in order to offer further advances in wireless transmission.