Commentator, Podcast Host and all round great guy Sam Gerrard-May, came on episode 8 of the show to tell us all about life as a Commentator and Co-Hosting the Full Course Showjumping Podcast with Will Fletcher.
My Name is Sam Gerrard-May. I have been a commentator and a voice over artist for 5 years now. In that time my voice has been heard at some of the most prestigious events across the globe. From live event coverage to TV voice over and live interviews for social media and Television Crews
Sam has covered a variety of different events within his 7 year career and is one of the youngest equestrian commentators in the world right now. In episode 7 he tells us about some of his experiences...
Longines Global Champions Tour
The Most prestigious Equestrian Series in the world, staged over 25 events a year from the likes of Miami Beach to Mexico City and plenty more besides.
Sam was responsible for providing Arena commentary at this event, from introducing each of the competitors and talking about each of the athletes as they compete. He also interviewed the winner of each competition and lead talks in the retail village to an audience of 12,000!
MCI European Championships
Each year this event travels around Europe with the best competitors battling it out for Medals with the goal of being crowned European Champions.
Here Sam was lead commentator, responsible for organizing the schedule and broadcasting schedule, ensuring the appropriate interviews had been conducted by both himself and/or the team. This event was televised on H+C Tv a subsidiary for Sky. Sam also provided live event commentary keeping the crowed entertained and informed.
GB County Show’s
Each year in GB the county show circuit is a favorite in the equestrian and agricultural calander.
Sam covers many of these nationwide County Shows, providing commentary in the main arena on anything form the Household Cavalry to the Kings Troop. Equestrian displays and competitions and many more attractions/displays.
Sam and his co-host Will Fletcher can be found at many of these events and are always happy to chat commentary, showjumping and/or podcasting. Follow them and the Full Course Showjumping Podcast on all social media and listen to the show for FREE on all good Audio Platforms!