For the very first time, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM Division 2 Final took place in Greece during the 2019 Athens Equestrian Festival held at the Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Center. The highlight competition of the weekend, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations CupTM of Greece, was captured by Team Norway composed of Victoria Gulliksen on Papa Roach, Hege C Tidemandsen on Carvis, Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen on Exit of Ice Z and Geir Gulliksen on Gin Chin Van Het Lindenhof. The podium was completed by Team Portugal and Team Poland. Team Norway and Team Portugal thus seized the chance to qualify themselves for the much-awaited Final, which will take place from 3-6 October 2019 at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. In addition, the great winners will compete in the Europe Division 1 for the next season.
On Friday 26 July, Longines was associated with another key competition, the Longines Grand Prix of Athens, claimed by Rodrigo Giesteira Almeida (PT) on Kafka V. Heffinck. Wojciech Wojcianiec (POL) and Chintablue arrived second ahead of Geir Gulliksen (NOR) on Gin Chin Van Het Lindenhof. The Swiss watchmaking brand was delighted to grant the winners of both trials with elegant Longines timepieces as a reward for their great performances.