Jessica Springsteen took the biggest win of her career with an amazing victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Ramatuelle/Saint-Tropez
The Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show, seventeenth leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour, gathered this weekend some of the world’s best riders and horses in the idyllic setting of the Pampelonne Beach. As the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the series, Longines was proud to time the incredible victory of Jessica Springsteen (USA) on RMF Zecilie during the weekend’s highlight trial, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Ramatuelle/Saint-Tropez. Pieter Devos (BEL) on Claire Z took the second place followed by Simon Delestre (FRA) on Hermes Ryan. In recognition for her scintillating victory, Jessica Springsteen was presented with an elegant Longines timepiece from the hands of Frederic Bondoux, Brand Manager of Longines France.
The spectators present at this equestrian event had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch, a model from the iconic HydroConquest collection. This line combines classic elegance and watchmaking excellence, both distinguishing hallmarks of the winged hourglass brand. Drawing inspiration from the fascinating world of water sports, the pieces from this collection display a bezel enhanced by a ceramic coloured insert, which matches the colour of the dial and brings them a modernized design and sporty silhouette.
The overall Longines Global Champions Tour ranking is an intense battle as there is only one point separating the season’s top two riders Pieter Devos (BEL) and Ben Maher (GBR). Pieter Devos took the ranking lead after finishing second in Saturday’s Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix putting him on 278 points, ahead of Ben Maher (GBR) on 227. The Longines Global Champions Tour will be heading to New York from the 27th – 29th September, where the Finals of the 2019 season will play out and spectators will see which rider will be crowned the overall Champion. Jessica Springsteen’s victory handed her one of the last golden tickets to the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix, where she will line up against the winners of the previous legs.