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Riders USA and Riders Europe teams will challenge each other for the coveted Riders Masters Cup.
intercollegiate riders will show off their skills. Just
between a horse and a rider that make our sport
24 IHSA Open level riders will compete in the first
so unique. We felt partnering with the AKC for
phase, an over-fences round, while 12 will return
an agility competition was a natural fit,” said
for the flat phase before judges decide the winner.
Christophe Ameeuw, CEO of EEM and founder of
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the show,
Upon the conclusion of the Rider Masters Cup
take center stage in the ring with his remarkable
on Saturday evening, famed DJ Henri PRF will
liberty performance. Serra works to highlight
headline an after-party full of fun. “They’re really
the natural beauty and athletic ability of horses
making this an entertainment spectacle, which is
in the wild, showcasing their willingness to
phenomenal,” said Ward. “It’s something that’s
perform without the use of tack or force. Serra
been missing in promoting our sport; making it
refers to his animals as “actors,” and frequently
more exciting to a more diverse audience.”
includes his Border Collies in the performances. His hallmark is extraordinary choreography of human, horse, and dog. The
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the Longines Masters series.
popular Spanish equestrian artist Santi Serra will
three levels of hospitality offering customized at
experiences with ringside seating and unlimited
LMNY will also include the
food and beverages in the Grant Thornton VIP
presented by EEM, where athletic
And, it’s all on TV! EEM.tv, which offers viewers
canines will take the spotlight on Thursday,
the chance to follow along with the competition
April 25. Some of the nation’s top dogs will
at all EEM events worldwide, is available live and
compete over a testing agility course for
free of charge.
top prizes. “We are honored to partner
To find out more about Longines Masters
with the AKC for the Agility Premier Cup.
of New York, visit www.longinesmasters.com/
The incredible bond between a dog and its
en/new-york and to buy tickets visit www.
trainer is very similar to the relationship
Spectacular equestrian artist Santi Serra will enchant the crowd with his remarkable liberty performances of horse, human, and dog.