SHOW JUMPING, A PASSION FOR ELEGANCE
The history of Longines relationship with show jumping dates back to 1912. More than a century later and the brand's passion for and commitment to this sport are still incredibly strong. Today, Longines is the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper for a great number of prestigious competitions around the world. The brand's dedication, which is as strong as Longines watchmaking tradition, perfectly reflects the continued passion the brand has for elegance.
The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Western European League is a range of “indoor” competitions which has taken place every year since 1978. The trial heats take place in several European countries, providing the qualifying route to the grand final which brings together riders from the different leagues all over the world. Intense excitement is guaranteed from the start of the different qualifying stages, with the best riders competing for a strictly limited number of places in the final. As the stage of Zurich leaves the circuit in 2019, Amsterdam and Basel are added to the impressive listing of venues.
The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ is a prestigious, international show jumping competition comprising a range of trials where the best countries contend against one another in teams during some of the greatest competitions in the world. The competitions take place between February and October in different countries. Longines is the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of this series.
Created back in 2006 by the former Dutch Olympic champion Jan Tops, the Longines Global Champions Tour features nineteen “outdoor” legs as well as the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix held “indoor” in Prague. With record purses, this series invites the best riders to compete in the exceptional setting of the most beautiful
cities around the globe, such as Mexico City, Miami Beach, Shanghai, Madrid, Chantilly, Paris, London, Berlin or Roma. These competitions, of which Longines became the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper in 2013, are a series of unmissable events in today’s equestrian calendar.
A series of prestigious “indoor” equestrian events, the Longines Masters is comprised of three stages on three different continents – Asia, America and Europe. As Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the events, Longines will be attending the three stages of the series in Paris, Hong Kong and New York. In each of the three competitions, the Longines Speed Challenges provide some of the best action and excitement. On the occasion of each leg, the watch brand also presents the Longines Grand Prix.
Created by the Chinese Equestrian Association, of which Longines has been an Official Partner and Timekeeper since 2014, the Longines China Tour constitutes two stages which are run successively in Beijing and Guangzhou. These competitions bring together the best horse riders in the country as well as some ten international horse riders who are invited specially to the event, amongst whom are Olympic champions or horse riders from the “ Top 30 ” in the world.
Each year, Longines presents The President of the UAE Showjumping Cup alongside a leg of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™. Held on several days, this event, timed by Longines, offers the audience a range of exciting competitions, including CSIO-5*, and attract riders from around the world.
Longines reinforced its worldwide commitment to equestrian sports by becoming, in 2016, the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Jumping Longines Crans-Montana. This event which takes place in summer in the heart of the Valais, features high-level equestrian sports, whose values such as the elegance are in line with the ones dear to the Swiss watch company.
Held on the vast fields of Ascona’s former airport, the Longines CSI Ascona, a renowned international horse riding competition, brings together many Swiss and international horse riders. Four days entirely dedicated to horse riding, for a sports program of the highest level which takes place every year in July.
The CSI A Coruña was founded in 2000 as a result of the creation of the prestigious Casas Novas Equestrian Centre. Due to the rapid international recognition, it has been holding two annual editions : an outdoor one in July and an indoor one in December. The Casas Novas Equestrian Center hosted, for the first time in 2016, the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Western European League, one of the most renowned jumping competition.
Four days of competition attracts a large audience at the Longines Deauville Classic including show jumping rated CSI3* and CS1* with some events specially dedicated to young horses. In addition
to the official competition the Longines Deauville Classic, also home to the Longines Race, welcomes an interdisciplinary meeting
combining flat racing, show jumping and polo.
The Hampton Classic Horse Show is one of the most important show jumping events in the United States. First organised in the 1900s, it is today known simply as “ The Classic ”. Longines is closely associated with this prestigious event, notably as Official Timekeeper, Official Watch and Official Partner. The brand also presents the Longines Cup as well as the Longines Rider Challenge, a prize awarded to the rider with the most points after a range of trials.
The Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters were launched in 2011 with the support of the Swiss watch brand Longines, which is the event’s Title Partner and Official Timekeeper. The first competition took place in the impressive “ Bird’s Nest ” national stadium in Beijing which can hold 80,000 spectators, and saw ten international horse riders and thirty top Chinese riders participate. In 2014, the event became a CSI-3*.