The energy levels in KZN Dressage are once again at boiling point. The drive and innovation of this committee is never ending!
New comer to the Committee, Gill Erskine came up with a proposal for an Electronic Score Board.
This would see Scribes feeding direct into a lap top computer, the movements for each mark of the test. These would then be reflected on a large TV Screen with the comparative mark of the second judge also being show. It will also calculate the immediate percentage as the Competitor leaves the arena!
On hearing the cost involved the Committee sighed and said – where are we going to get the funds from???? Fee Berning and Bev Pendock immediately said YES WE CAN and within 24 hours had been promised R15,000 from supporters of this wonderful idea.
This will obviously increase in leaps and bounds, spectator and rider interest in the current competition. Scores coming out slowly have been a complaint for many many years but all this is about to change. This is set to REVOLUTIONISE DRESSAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
It is the intention to have this system up and running for the LAND ROVER DURBAN FEI WORLD DRESSAGE CHALLENGE due to take place from 14 October 2013 – a mere 8 weeks away. One is doubtful that this can be pulled off but the KZN Dressage Committee has always worked its magic under pressure and time constraints.
It is also the intention that Advertising Time will be sold on an annual basis for sponsors – this to assist in the obvious cost of the investment.
ANYONE INTERESTED IN CONTRIBUTING EITHER EQUIPMENT OR CASH TO THIS GROUND BREAKING CHANGE PLEASE CONTACT: Fee Berning on [email protected].
KZN DRESSAGE CHALLENGES THE REST OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN DRESSAGE FRATERNITY TO ASSITS IN CONTRIBUTING TO THIS VALUABLE CAUSE.
PLEASE CONTACT FEE BERNING FOR MORE INFORMATION AND BANKING DETAILS FOR YOUR DONATION.