As an equestrian, you know how challenging it can be to keep track of your show schedule including dates, locations and results. The first thing your family and friends want to know when you compete is… well, how did you do? Enter JUMPFAX, a comprehensive app that keeps track of 1,400 international jumping events that was re-launched July 2017 during the Chantilly Jumping event. According to Project Manager, Cléo Levy, whose company is based in Switzerland the app was designed to collect all the information you need to go at a horse show relaxed and organized, including location, vet check, competitors and more. The app, with 5,000 users in more than 80 countries also provides organizer contact information. “It’s much easier then searching for this type of information on the FEI schedule which has 80 pages,” said Levy. As a spectator, the app is perfect for keeping you in the know and includes the results of your favorite riders and horses.
As with most apps on the market today, they offer basic subscriptions (or freemiums) and premium subscriptions. JUMPFAX premium will give you access to the calendar and all the information including access to the database. “The freemium one only offers the overview of the show calendar,” said Levy. “The most popular features are of course the calendar, but people love our database and to follow closely the results of the riders, because we are all fans,” she added. Another highlight is the JUMPFAX SERIES, were they reveal each week who is the best performing Grand Prix rider in each category – which people look forward to reading about.
The app is focused on show jumping and they currently are not looking to expand to other disciplines and according to Levy, “jumping is our first passion and we do things with passion.”
The app is independently run and only partners with show organizers and of course, riders and jumping enthusiasts.
In terms of what is on the horizon for JUMPFAX, they are thinking about making it a national app and that would expand the number of users who want to find out more about their hometown shows.
As a tech equestrian, you can’t live without this app because it provides you with a consolidated, convenient way to manage and review the schedule of top jumping shows for the year – so you don’t have to waste time browsing and searching each individual show site to find information.
I asked Levy where she thinks the equine industry will be in 5 years as it relates to technology adoption and she thinks that the technology and data level is lower in horse sports than say tennis or soccer however, she wants to make it part of the JUMPFAX mission to upgrade the experience by leveraging the analytics of the data.
Levy cites the talent of her entire JUMPFAX Dream team for designing the app – including: Alicia, Cléo, Bertille, Sacha, Cesar, Lucie, Margaux, Sachito, Leornard, and Jessica and because she says – it’s a team project!