For the tech-inclined eventing fan, the fine folks at CHIO Aachen have a clever new tracker they’re debuting in real time during today’s cross country event for you to enjoy! According to the website:
“SAP and CHIO Aachen are co-innovating to bring Equestrian Sports closer to the fans. During the Eventing cross-country competition on Saturday, July 16, the partners will make one more step towards the “Digital Tournament” providing fans with real-time information from the course presented to their smartphones.”
The app will be tracking data live throughout the day about all the competitors, and spectators can follow right along. It will give information such as the horse and rider’s speed on course and details about their interaction with each jumping effort. This is made possible by specialized sensor devices around the course and presumably on the rider themselves.
The app is also the best way to get a course map and preview of each of the fences — The map is interactive, so you can zoom in and select a fence or minute marker to see a sketch and description.
We love seeing the worlds of technology and eventing evolve together, and we appreciate SAP and CHIO Aachen making this new gadget available to the masses!
While the data is ideally formatted for a phone or tablet, you can also follow along on your PC or desktop here. [TrackingMasterVPSports] You can download the app here. [CHIO Aachen for iOS] [CHIO Aachen for Android]