The German Equestrian Federation is Germany’s eighth largest sporting association with 7,593 clubs and almost 700,000 members (end of 2016). It is abbreviated to FN from its international name Fédération Équestre Nationale. The German Equestrian Federation is responsible for all issues relating directly or indirectly to horses, their breeding, husbandry and equipment, training and use by people. It develops and coordinates the actions of riders, drivers and breeders, horse owners and event organisers, clubs and associations that deal with these issues.
The ‘Personal Members’ department of the FN offers equestrian athletes, breeders and interested parties direct membership of the umbrella organisation, which otherwise has a federal structure. Alongside many other benefits, Personal Members (PM) can also enjoy a broad range of seminars throughout Germany. A number of seminars are entitled “What the judge wants to see”.
// The FN deals with the training and further education of its members
These special seminars are often held at large equestrian sporting events and tournaments. Participants sit with other guests on the normal stands and watch the test as it takes place. An equestrian sporting expert comments on the rides for the seminar attendees. Generally, some 30 to 50 people attend these seminars. Another manufacturer’s tour guide system was used for these seminars, but it had aged and was no longer fit for purpose. This old communication system was to be replaced by a professional tour guide system.
Following online research and intensive phone consultation, in 2017 the PM department of the German Equestrian Federation opted to acquire a TOM-Audio TG-100 system. The system had been explained in detail at a previous personal meeting. During the free trial phase, the system was exhaustively tested at two riding tournaments. Ultimately, the federation was won over by its light weight and simple and portable charging technology in a direct comparison with competitors’ products.
We also send out the system to our volunteers who organise the seminars on site. The charging case is perfect for this.
Katrin Fuchs, Personal Members department
After the TOM-Audio TG-100 was ordered and delivered, it was demonstrated to the PM department extensively. “It is intuitive and easy to operate. And having everything in a single case makes it so much easier to handle”, explains Karin Fuchs, who is responsible for Personal Members’ seminars. “Only the headsets come back in a tangle.”
In addition to buying the system, the PM department of the German Equestrian Federation also took advantage of BMS Audio’s rental service. They rented extra receivers to meet the requirements of a major event with several hundred guests. This complemented the existing system perfectly. The equipment was delivered by DHL on the day before the event and then simply and conveniently collected the day after the event.
We are pleased to be able to assist the FN’s Personal Members with our tour guide systems at their events and seminars.
We are pleased to have found a quick and simple solution for the German Equestrian Federation.
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