The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead has become the latest competition venue to launch an “app” for mobile phones and tablets.
Available for the iPhone and iPad, the free app will provide information for spectators and competitors at the British Jumping Derby Meeting (23-26 June), as well as those hoping to keep up with the action from home.
It will also feature live updates and class results from the other two main Hickstead fixtures, as well as other useful details such as weather forecasts, interactive maps and directions.
Hickstead director Daisy Bunn believes the technology will help grooms and competitors plan their show day.
“The live updates will mean grooms and riders have to do less running around to different rings, checking on class timings,” she said.
Chris Orchard, who competes in scurry driving, has already downloaded the app. “The app is a useful way for competitors to make the most of their Hickstead experience, especially the option to upload your own photos to the app,” she said.
A number of equestrian venues have previously released apps to promote their events, including Badminton Horse Trials and Ascot Racecourse.