The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to announce that the University of New Hampshire H.T. will be utilizing the ShowConnect, a new event management system, at their upcoming event. The University of New Hampshire (UNH) H.T. will take place this weekend on September 25-26, 2021 in Durham, New Hampshire.
The USEA has been the caretaker of the ShowConnect project and has been partnering with various professionals in the equestrian community, as well as different organizations to help build a new innovative system that is much needed in today’s marketplace.
Organized by the University of New Hampshire Equine Program, the UNH H.T. is celebrating their 50th anniversary at this year’s event. The event offers Beginner Novice through Preliminary level and is a popular event in Area I. They will also be the first official event to run ShowConnect as their only event software.
“As a land-grant University with strong ties to the equestrian community, we are excited to create partnerships with the USEA by field testing ShowConnect at our upcoming event. We see this as an important link from entries to event management and we see this as an educational opportunity that will benefit the greater eventing community.” Liz Johnson, show secretary, also notes “the UNH Horse Trials have seen many changes over the past 50 years, and this synergy of technology is a timely and relevant addition to our event.”
ShowConnect is a community based equestrian event management system that serves as a hub for all professionals involved in running equestrian related shows and events. For more information on ShowConnect, please visit www.showconnect.org.
The UNH H.T. was founded in the early 1970s by students in the Animal Science degree program and UNH Horseman’s Club under the direction of Janet Briggs, a faculty member who was with the program for over 50 years. For more information on UNH H.T. please visit onthebitevents.com/unhhorsetrials or read the feature article here.
The USEA would like to thank the show organizer of UNH H.T. Christina Keim, and show secretary Liz Johnson for supporting ShowConnect!
ShowConnect has been designed with the future in mind. The system provides the critical features event organizers need to register, schedule, and score an event, but also provide many additional features to all sized events that would not be cost effective by any other means. It’s designed to allow the flow of information and transactions securely in real-time to and from the people and organization who interact with your event.
With the USEA Event Companion app, events can enable real-time communications, registration changes, purchases, or account reconciliations to and from your participants via smartphones or other devices. The system is modular and allows for custom scoring solutions for the types of events you may run in the future.
ShowConnect is not an online entry system, but does allow for manual entries and imports from third-party entry systems, such as USEA Xentry.
ShowConnect provides one location with everything needed to run an event, state-of-the-art technology, enhanced scoring systems, real-time updates, easy accessibility, cost-effective, 24/7 support for organizers and secretaries, and more.
Are you following along with the action from home this weekend? Or maybe you're competing at an event and need information fast. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Check out the USEA’s Weekend Quick Links for links to information including the prize list, ride times, live scores, and more for all the events running this weekend.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime sponsor, FITS Riding, Ltd. for 2022. They are returning as a ‘Bronze Sponsor of the USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC)’, a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Adult Team Championships (ATC)’, a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Classic Series’, and a ‘Contributing Sponsor of the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.’ As a sponsor of these USEA programs, FITS will generously provide gift certificates as prizes for the Intercollegiate championship competitors, AEC and ATC competitors, and Classic Series winners.
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