Apr 15, 2024

Calling All Commentators: Join John Kyle at the 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
Photo courtesy of John Kyle Speaks

Do you want to break into the world of providing eventing commentary at events or brush up on your already-acquired skills? Legendary equestrian commentator John Kyle, who has been "the voice" of the Kentucky Three-Day Event live stream since 2014, has provided commentary for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, and is contracted to provide his services during the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, and so much more.

Kyle is hosting two individual seminars in conjunction with the 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event in Lexington, Kentucky. These one-day seminars will be held on April 23, geared towards rider-analysts, and April 29, aimed at aspiring broadcasters, with two groups running each day from approximately 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

These seminars are designed to equip riders and broadcasters, who already have some experience perhaps in providing streaming‐level commentaries, with the necessary skills and knowledge to step up to national broadcaster level and provide insights that they can utilize in every engagement. The program covers various aspects of sports commentary, including research and preparation, on‐air performance, working with lead commentators and in large productions, and the business of commentary. An example of the syllabus is as follows:

Registration Details

The cost to participate is $275, which includes a $100 deposit to secure your spot. Online payments are linked below or U.S. checks are also accepted.

April 23 Online Payment Options

April 29 Online Payment Options

The seminars will take place at the United States Hunter Jumper Association building at the Kentucky Horse Park.

For more information, please contact John Kyle by phone at +44-7720‐851153 or via email at [email protected].

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