November 26, 2018
Swiss watch brand Longines becomes Title Partner of the 2019 Longines FEI Eventing European Championships
“After Blair Castle in 2015 and Strzegom in 2017, it is a great pleasure for our brand to even further reinforce its partnership with Eventing in becoming the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the 2019 Longines FEI Eventing European Championships and the Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials. We are proud to lend our support to these two major competitions, in a discipline which requires both the horses to be extremely versatile and the riders to have exceptional skills. In addition, this discipline illustrates values of our brand as it combines elegance of dressage, precision of show jumping, speed and courage of cross-country” says Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing. “We are immensely proud of Longines’ ongoing and increased partnership for this very special year ahead of us and more years to come. Especially 2019 will make these two events truly exceptional“, says Luhmühlen’s event director Julia Otto. “Many companies have supported Luhmühlen over the years and have thereby played a key role in keeping up the Luhmühlen tradition and letting the event develop into one of the major competitions worldwide. We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received. Longines, one of Luhmühlen’s Main Partner and Official Watch since 2014, supports the equestrian sports with a vast amount of know-how. Their engagement helps us to develop the event further every year”, adds Julia Otto.%break%The FEI will presumably introduce changes concerning eventing regulations by the end of this year, which will then be implemented in next year’s events. “The requirements for a four-star-competition will be adjusted and we are looking forward to fulfilling those, including an increase in prize money, Luhmühlen with the power of Longines’ partnership,” concludes Julia Otto. About the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships The Box Office will commence on 28 August 2018. There will be free admission for the opening ceremony and the first vet inspection (28 August). Dressage will take place on Thursday and Friday (29 – 30 August). Cross-country will be on Saturday (31 August) and the final vet check, the show jumping and final awards ceremony will be held on Sunday (1 September).
April 17, 2018
On Saturday 14 April 2018, Isabell Werth (GER) and Weihegold OLD reigned supreme at the FEI World Cup Dressage Final held at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. Laura Graves (USA) and Verdades took second place ahead of Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) and Unee BB completing the podium. Longines was proud to grant the winners an elegant Longines timepiece as a reward for their great performance. The Swiss watchmaking brand is delighted to be associated with the FEI World Cup Dressage Final as its Official Timekeeper and to be the Title Partner of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final, which will take place on Sunday 15 April after two rounds won by USA’s Elizabeth Madden. Besides, this world-class event is also the perfect occasion for the spectators to discover the Official Watch, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model, representing a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision with a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance.