CSIO***** Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)-
Saint-Imier / Dublin, 20th August 2012 - Longines proudly presents the winners of the 2012 Longines Press Award for Elegance, Pénélope Leprevost (FRA) and Pius Schwizer (SUI). To round up the Nations Cup, the Swiss watch brand, which celebrates this year its 180th anniversary, awarded this distinction at the Dublin Horse Show, the final stage of the Longines Press Award for Elegance. Longines would like to congratulate them on their distinctive elegance as well as on their exceptional sporting performance throughout the 2012 Nations Cup season. Carsten-Otto Nagel (GER) won The Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland. Dermott Lennon (IRL) was named Longines Best International Athlete and also received the title of Best Irish Athlete.
Longines is proud to have served for the seventh consecutive time as official partner, timekeeper and title sponsor of The Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland at the Dublin Horse Show.
Among the best performing riders throughout the six previous CSIO events (La Baule, Rome, St. Gallen, Rotterdam, Falsterbo and Hickstead), Pénélope Leprevost (FRA) on Mylord Carthago*Hn and Pius Schwizer (SUI) on Verdi III convinced the international jury of equestrian experts most with their incomparable elegance at the Dublin Horse Show.
Both riders have been awarded yesterday with the 2012 Longines Press Award for Elegance receiving a trophy, a set of Longines watches and a cheque for 20,000 Swiss francs.
Pénélope Leprevost said she was honoured to receive this year’s Longines Press Award for Elegance and Pius Schwizer added: “I always try to think about a good and elegant performance when I ride. I am happy if others see it the same way and I’m delighted to win the Longines Press Award for Elegance for the second time!”
Under a mostly sunny sky, the Dublin Horse Show was very successful. Carsten-Otto Nagel (GER) has won the last Grand Prix Longines of the season and the titles of Longines Best International and Irish Athlete have been awarded to Dermott Lennon.