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Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show - St-Tropez


June 01, 2017

German rider claims the Longines Grand Prix !

The Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show ("LAOHS") returned for the fourth consecutive year to the golden sands of the legendary Pampelonne Beach, located on the Saint-Tropez peninsula, a favorite spot for international jet-setters. This exceptional event which combines sport and elegance, is organized by the famous rider, Athina Onassis.

This new edition featured two different competitions organized in the same place, the CSI5* and the CSI1*. The world's best riders / horses competed in the 4 classes of the CSI5*, all valid for the Longines ranking, including the Longines Grand Prix, which was claimed by Christian Ahlmann from Germany.

The Longines Grand Prix is reserved for only the best international competition riding pairs, or rather the best riders. The event takes place in two stages, one with bars placed at 1.60m, with an allocated time for two rounds. Only 40% of competitors make it to the second round which is a shorter course with different technical challenges. In case of a tie at the end of the second round, there is a jump-off. The starting order on the second round is in the reverse order of the provisional ranking from the first round.

The Official Watch presented at the event is a women's model from "The Longines Equestrian Collection", bearing witness to the label's passion for the equestrian world and its dedication to its feminine customers. The watch borrows the distinctive lines of the rectangular buckle found on show bridles for Franches-Montagnes horses, a unique Swiss breed. Mounted on a steel bracelet, the silver dial is enhanced by blue steel hands and adorned with diamond index markers.

Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show; St-Tropez; Jumping; 2017

Follow the live results of all Longines competitions on Building on its in-house expertise, the Swiss watch brand Longines gradually built a special relationship with the world of sport. It can count now many years of experience as a timekeeper for world championships in sport or as a partner of international sports federations.