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  • November 21, 2021

    Jumping

    Global Champions Prague Play-Offs

    As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour series, the Swiss watch brand Longines was delighted to support the third edition of the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, which took place in the enchanting Czech capital Prague. Gathering the 15 world’s best riders and winners of each 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix leg team up with their best horses for the delight of the thousands spectators in attendance, this  event became a must-see equestrian rendezvous, which perfectly combined remarkable sports performance with spectacular entertainment.   On Saturday, Swedish rider Henrik von Eckermann on King Edward faced down phenomenal pressure to claim the weekend’s most prestigious competition, the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, and thus becoming the champion amongst the champions. Spanish rider Sergio Alvarez Moya on Alamo and English rider Ben Maher on Explosion W secured second and third place respectively. In recognition of their great performances, they were granted elegant Longines timepieces from the hands of Matthias Breschan, Longines CEO.   On Sunday, Longines was delighted to time another highlight trial, the Global Champions League Super Cup Final, which was claimed by the impressive London Knights team.   Over the weekend, Longines has highlighted the Official Watch of the event, a new moonphase model for women from The Longines Master Collection. A consummate display of elegance, character and purity, this new masterpiece is both feminine and technical, showcasing the brand’s success of incorporating the aesthetic codes and watchmaking complications into one meticulously designed creation. With its elegant appeal and technical sophistication, this timepiece is the vivacious blend of classic elegance and watchmaking tradition.

  • November 18, 2021

    Award

    The FEI Awards Gala 2021: Longines celebrates outstanding achievements of today’s promising equestrian talents

    On Wednesday November 17, Longines took part in the 2021 FEI Awards Ceremony in Antwerp, Belgium as the FEI’s Top Partner – an event that acknowledges since 2009 the contributions of personalities and organizations in their progress in equestrian sports both indoor and outdoor. To recognize the extraordinary success of promising young talents in equestrian sports between the ages of 14 and 21, Longines presented the German Eventing rider Greta Busacker the 2021 Longines FEI Rising Star Award on this occasion. As Longines is committed relentlessly to fostering excellence and elegance in the equestrian world, the young rider was rewarded with a refined timepiece by Longines’ Vice President Marketing, Matthieu Baumgartner. At 19 years of age, Greta Busacker has already been crowned individual and team European Champion in the Eventing Young Riders category.%break% As the daughter of the Eventing legend Ingrid Klimke, she is making a name for herself in the sport. The young athlete started the season on a high note with her European title and achieved greater success by winning several international events this year and taking bronze at the German national championships for young riders. Besides being a highly successful young Eventing athlete, Greta also competes in Dressage tests, taking wins up to Prix St. Georg level. Over the years, Longines has been striving to promote the exacting standards of excellence and elegance shared with distinguished equestrian talents at the Longines FEI Awards ceremonies alongside the FEI. This includes the brand’s support for the FEI’s commitment to recognizing the contributions of a wide range of talents in the equestrian community - this year again awards in a number of other categories were given out to further highlight outstanding individuals’ accomplishments. The evening saw Peder Fredricson (SWE) take home the Peden Bloodstock FEI Best Athlete. In addition, the Cavalor FEI Best Groom was presented to Marie Johansson (SWE) for her unparalleled contribution. To acknowledge the achievement of an individual who has pursued his or her equestrian ambitions despite a physical handicap or extremely difficult personal circumstances, the FEI Against All Odds award was granted to Beatrice de Lavalette (USA) to recognize her excellence. These winners received elegant Longines timepieces for their inspiration and exceptional contribution. The Equulus Charity - "Pursuit of Dreams" (CHN) received the FEI Solidarity award for its equestrian development project that plays a vital role in expanding equestrian sports.