May marks the beginning of NSR’s show calendar that includes two major events; The Royal Windsor Horse Show and Devon County Show. These two shows attract thousands of visitors every year and NSR has been supplying the communications for both events for many years. As the shows expand so too does the equipment that NSR supplies.
The five-day Royal Windsor Horse Show in mid-May is a highlight in the equine calendar attracting some of the best horsemen and women competitors from around the world in showjumping, showing, dressage, driving and endurance as well as 1,000’s of spectators wanting to catch a glimpse of their sporting heros. This year was no exception and in addition to the communication set-up they supply for the Frogmore, Copper Horse and Adelaide arenas this year the
NSR team also had to set-up a full PA system and commentary trailer for the Dressage arena.
The NSR team was also responsible for another area of the show this year; bringing in eight EG timing sets to provide split second timing on each of the obstacles in the Driving Marathon competition; the much loved sport of Prince Philip.
Following hot on the heels of the Royal Windsor Horse Show is the Devon County Show; an event that draws massive crowds to the Westpoint Arena and Showground in the south-west of England for a packed three-day schedule of equine events and every other livestock competition you can think of as well as an exciting main arena programme that thrills spectators.
The Devon County Show requires thousands of metres of cabling to supply the countless PA systems the NSR team set up for the main arena, the cattle lines, the second and third horse showing rings, the countryside arena, the horse park and stable area; the list goes on. In addition to cabling NSR also supply a double decker trailer and EG timing sets for the main arena plus a countdown clock for the Blacksmith and Farrier demonstration area.
This is just a small percentage of the equipment that NSR supply for these two major shows, which is set-up with military precision in the days preceding each event to ensure the organisers and visitors enjoy a stress free time throughout the duration of the show. It doesn’t end there though as the show season is now in full swing and after breaking down from Devon County the NSR team are hot footing it in two different directions for two further major shows; The Bath & West Show and The Surrey County Show both requiring the same military precision in set-up as Royal Windsor and Devon County.
NSR runs a slick, precise operation, which pays dividends for event organisers up and down the country.