SAP is one of the most helpful innovations to hit our sport since … I’m thinking zip-up tall boots. This smart tracking technology heightens eventing fans’ engagement, allowing them to follow along with horse and rider around a cross country course or take the dressage judge’s seat and co-score competitors in real time.
In this video from the Event Rider Masters series, of which SAP is the Official Technology Sponsor, international British eventer Zara Tindall remarks, “The technology is incredible — what you’re able to show, what the horses are doing, how they’re traveling, the vision you get from the rider’s cam.”
It’s also of benefit to athletes and their coaches, who can benefit from the data and information gathered from a ride by SAP Equestrian Analytics.
Paul Tapner, Australian four-star rider and incoming ERM digital and technical manager, explains, “Understanding how speed influences our time, and the length of stride, and getting some real measurements — that is going to be fantastic for our sport.”
The future is now. Go Eventing!