By Kenneth Kraus for Phelps Media Group
Halifax, MA – August 11, 2015 – With action about to heat up at this year’s Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, show management is pleased to announce a partnership with IDKMediaGroup, the Premiere LIVE streaming and video production company for equestrian events east of the Mississippi. IDK will be providing live coverage of every major event at this year’s show.
“With a complete sell-out this year, we thought it was vital to provide a first class broadcast of our event,complementing the world class production of NESN ( New England Cable Network ), which will air a highly produced one hour segment Saturday August 22nd from 5 – 6 on NESN broadcast to more than five million homes” said Show Chairman Jeff Papows. “We know there will be many folks that wanted to make the trip to beautiful Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax that won’t be able to make it this year given the staggering demand, so we’re hoping that the webcast is the next best thing to being there. The competition this year should be our best ever.”
IDKMediaGroup always streams in HD with daily winners and exhibitor trips available 24/7 running continuously in their player after the LIVE action ends. Coverage begins on Wednesday August 12th with the Open Jumpers and Thursday for the Shires Equestrian Welcome Stakes and continues thru Sunday for the D&G Ventures Mini Prix Culminating in the Agero $75K Grand Prix Sunday August 16th at 2pm.
IDKMediaGroup have streamed over 50 days in the last year using their custom branded video player available at http://www.idkmediagroup.com/live/ Partnering with some of the biggest content distributors in the sector in The Chronicle of the Horse, StreamhorseTV.com, EliteEquestrian.us & The Plaid Horse. Their customized video player offers unique sponsorship opportunities for companies looking to reach the high end consumers associated with the equestrian events, their are still a few opportunities available.
Available at http://www.idkmediagroup.com/live/
IDKMediaGroup most recently successfully streamed over 10 days of continuous LIVE coverage from Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show. Up next on their schedule is the trip to Halifax and the SOLD OUT Silver Oaks Jumper Classic from Fieldstone Show Park in Halifax, Massachusetts. Where the LIVE action will be available in their player all week at http://www.idkmediagroup.com/live/
Follow the schedule of action & daily updates on their on their twitter feed @idkmediagroup or their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/idkmediagroup featuring daily winner videos. Videos from all rings can be previewed for FREE onsite at their vendor location, and purchased onsite or online at http://www.idkmediagroup.com/order/
The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, one of NARG’s highest rated American equestrian events, in only its third year of existence, is a total sell-out. “From stalls to tables in the VIP tent, we have absolutely nothing left to sell,” laughed Papows. “The phone has been ringing off the hook, and unfortunately, my answer to everyone has been the same. Sorry, we’ve got nothing available.The odd person has been somewhat incredulous with questions like, you mean if I show up you won’t take my money, and the answer has consistently been yes that right, quality experience over quantity this is the “riders’ horse show”. Our commitment to our mission has been tested. It’s hard to turn people and dollars away but we are sticking to our promises. That’s why we’re very excited about being able to offer the IDKMediaGroup webcast.”
Kevin Babington outgunned Mario Deslauriers and Paul O’Shea to take last year’s title in the $75.000 Agero Grand Prix at Silver Oak. Photo by Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com