Wellington, FL - May 20, 2009 - PhelpsSports.com, the nation's best and most talked about equestrian news website, will continue its summer tour with reporting from the 2009 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Complete coverage will begin Thursday, May 21, 2009, and will continue through the show's conclusion, Saturday, May 30, 2009.
In addition to the great coverage from PS.com, the all new ShowNet Video service will be available for the first time at the Devon Horse Show, working in tandem with the ShowNet live results platform.
The Devon Horse Show, the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the United States, celebrates its 111th anniversary this year and features one of the most prestigious and popular show jumping events in the United States, the $100,000 Grand Prix of Devon.
This year's comprehensive Devon coverage will be anchored by Ken Kraus, Lauren Fisher, and Alden Corrigan.
In addition to competition from the Dixon Oval, PhelpsSports.com will again provide detailed coverage of the 2009 National Show Hunter Hall of Fame induction ceremony and awards dinner, which will be held at the Merion Cricket Club on Tuesday, May 26, 2009.
ShowNet video clips of each individual round will be available at $5 per round or - for The Devon Horse Show only - the entire show can be purchased for just $95. The regular price would be $145. By purchasing the package, users will have the chance to access every round that ShowNet covers at Devon for the one single charge of $95. The clips may be viewed over and over again at any time in the future. Any of the ShowNet Video rounds purchased will be easily accessed and stored in your personal video library within the ShowNet Live results platform.
The new partnership between PhelpsSports.com and ShowNet.biz continues to move forward. The two websites will be joining forces in the very near future, to provide a complete "one stop shopping website" for the equestrian community.
PhelpsSports.com will also have a full team on hand for Horse Shows by the Bay in Michigan, the Kentucky Summer Shows in Lexington (plus the USEF Pony Finals and North American Young Riders Championship), and of course, we'll be ringside for the American Gold Cup in Cleveland, Ohio.
PhelpsSports.com's summer agenda also includes special reports and photos from the shows at HITS Saugerties in New York, Lake Placid and the Vermont Summer Festival. Look for reports as well, from the Fidelity Jumper Classic at the new location in New Hampshire, the New Albany Classic, the Hampton Classic, and much, much more.
Our California coverage is anchored by Kathy Hobstetter, Alden Corrigan and Paula Parisi, and includes the events at Oaks Blenheim, Showpark, Del Mar and Los Angeles.
In August, PhelpsSports.com once again joins forces with the 2009 Menlo Charity Horse Show as a Platinum Sponsor, the third year in a row for this exciting partnership.
We've got Colorado covered with our reporter/photographer Lincoln Rogers providing the details from the Colorado Summer Classic shows in Larkspur.
Internationally, PhelpsSports.com's significant coverage of the 2009 Global Champions Tour and the 2009 Meydan FEI Nations Cup series continues throughout the summer and gears up next when the tours moves to Hamburg and Rome, respectively.
Of course, Spruce Meadows in Calgary is also an important regular stop for PhelpsSports.com.
The fall tour as always, starts with Capital Challenge, and includes Washington, the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament and National Horse Show, Harrisburg, and winds up at the Royal in Toronto.
With thousands of members based in 68 different countries around the globe, PhelpsSports.com has risen to the top of the charts of popularity among knowledgeable equestrians and has become the high performance home page for high performance horsemen worldwide.
For more information, please visit http://www.PhelpsSports.com
To access the ShowNet video service, you will need to register an account within the ShowNet live results platform by clicking on the show you are interested in, in the "now showing" area on the ShowNet homepage. Horse shows that have video available will be clearly identified by a "media icon" next to the horse show. Once you have registered, you will need to fund your account according to how many video clips you would like to view. Remember, these clips may be viewed as many times as you wish when you log into your account. They will be catalogued for you in either your "My Shows", or "My Horses" area. As video becomes available for each round, you will see this same "media icon" appear next to the results. Generally video will be available 1 to 2 hours after the completion of each class.
Look for a new look "ShowNet Plus" live results platform due for launch at the Lake Placid Horse Show on June 23rd. This new platform will provide enhanced tracking systems, of both your tracked results and video library, as well as all the orders, both posted and live. In addition, ShowNet Plus will offer our all new "Alerts" delivery to your smart phone. These Alerts will include information such as:
-Pre start email, giving you class counts, posted orders, personal orders, class start times.
-When your class actually started.
-Interim results of your entry, when they have completed their round.
-Final results of your entry, immediately after class completion.
-Any significant change in class start time (that is a 30 minute move).
-Alert when your tracked entry video is available for viewing, both on PC and your blackberry, or ipod.
The ShowNet Video service will be available for viewing on your smart phone (blackberry, iphone etc) from the ShowNet Plus service set for June 23rd launch. You will be alerted on your blackberry that the video of "your entry, for class ..." is now available for your viewing. Click here to view, and you will be watching your round on your iphone at the grounds!
For more information visit: http://www.ShowNet.biz
Photo Credit: "The Devon Horse Show - Where Champions Meet." Photo by: Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.
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