For the second time in America, the Longines Masters will take place in Los Angeles, California, bringing together spectacular Show Jumping action and lifestyle entertainment.
During the four days of the event, the Longines Masters of Los Angeles will offer its guests exceptional competitions, fine dining experiences with 2* Michelin Chef Yves Mattagne, exquisite luxury shopping, contemporary art, activities for children, as well as live musical performances in the Masters Lounge before and after each main event of the day. The full experience provides unparalleled networking and social opportunities, world-class hospitality, and entertainment.
Recognized by both the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) as a CSI 5* event, the American leg of the Longines Masters series elevates Los Angeles on the international equestrian scene as the 25 best riders in the world compete for total prize money of 1 million USD.
Thursday, October 1 – Sunday, October 4, 2015
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS (subject to change)
· Thursday, October 1: Opening Night Gala
· Friday, October 2 at 9pm PT: Longines Speed Challenge (CSI 5*)
· Saturday, October 3: Gucci Gold Cup (6:15pm PT) followed by the Pro-Am “Style & Competition” (8:45pm PT) for Charity which combines international riders and amateurs riders competing for their respective charities.
· Sunday, October 4 at 1:30pm PT: Longines Grand Prix (CSI 5*)
A full tentative Program Schedule can be found here: http://www.mastersgrandslam.com/en/longines_masters_los_angeles/daily-schedule
Los Angeles Convention Center – 201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tickets may be purchased at http://www.mastersgrandslam.com/en/ticketing
If interested in a pre-interview with Christophe Ameeuw, founder and CEO of EEM, Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, Frank Lombaers, EEM's Production & Show Director, or any of the riders, please reach out to LLAMPress@sunshinesachs.com to coordinate.
ABOUT THE LONGINES MASTERS
Established in three of the biggest cities—Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong—the Longines Masters series is recognized by the FEI Fédération Equestre Internationale and is one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions worldwide. Created by EEM, the concept of the Masters was born in 2009 with the first edition of the Gucci Paris Masters, now renamed the Longines Masters of Paris. Inspired by the Grand Slam tournaments in tennis, the circuit rapidly developed abroad, with the Longines Masters of Hong Kong in 2013 and the Longines Masters of Los Angeles in 2014.
The world’s best riders and horses will compete for one million dollars in prize money at each leg of the series. In addition, any rider who consecutively wins the Longines Grand Prix in Paris, Hong Kong and Los Angeles will be rewarded with one million euros Master Grand Slam Bonus. For two successive victories, the rider will be awarded €500,000, and winners of two non-successive victories within a series of three Longines Grand Prix will receive a €250,000 bonus.
EEM’s objective is to create emblematic events that showcase the magic of show jumping and put equestrian sport in the international spotlight. These events are broadcast in more than 120 countries and reach almost 550 million viewers. Every edition of the Masters is a monumental event that brings together sports enthusiasts, amateurs, celebrities and corporate decision-makers from around the world, who come to enjoy a unique experience, boasting exceptional sport, entertainment, glamour, gastronomy and contemporary art.