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85 Henrik von Eckermann

New Legacy

inclined to do a little shopping, the

The Longines Hong Kong Masters

Prestige Villa included fashion brands such as Hermes, Shanghai Tang,

“The star-studded list included no fewer than four Olympic medalists, six World champions and five European champions on their legendary horses.”

and Hackett, in addition to art, and equestrian equipment like Dy’on. The warm-up arena connected to the main competition ring, became a gathering point where individuals could hang-out around the railing watching their favorite riders get ready. This

Staut, Michael Whitaker were just some

was especially a great place to gather

of the great names in attendance while

as invited riders would also present

the list goes on.

clinics and share tips with crowds of

The Organizers, EEM World created

enthusiastic fans.

the Masters Grand Slam Indoor by

After three days of exhilarating

expanding the iconic Gucci Paris

competition, the event finale was the

Masters concept to major cities across

highly anticipated Longines Grand

continents. Longines, Title Sponsor

Prix. This competition was exclusively

and Official Timekeeper ensured that dominated by the French with a

passes required to allow access to

riders that competed for prize money

equestrian excellence and elegance.

trifecta making a clean sweep in both

the VIP area. Such details instead of

of US$700,000. Competition was not

With the inaugural event held last year,

competitions. The star of the Longines

the usual rubber wristbands not only

only riveting but fierce as horse and

equestrian enthusiasts will be glad to

Speed Challenge was Kevin Staut

set the event apart from the rest, but

rider teams had to jump over a height of

hear that the city is now a home to the

on his 10-year-old mare Quismy des

were nice keepsakes to remember the

1.60 m. Fans were not let down by the

Asian Masters Grand Slam for the long

Vaux at a time of 65.3 sec. Fellow

event. The exquisite cuisine prepared

riveting action in the arena, with technical


Frenchman Simon Delestre finished

by two-star Michelin Chef Yves Mattagne

course that held an emotional crowd

second on mount Napoli du Ry (65.77

complimented the sensory delight of

hanging onto their seats. Swedish star

Friday night with the highlight of the

sec) and third place completing the

watching the competition in total view

Henrik Von Eckermann upstaged a top

Longines Speed Challenge. The aim for

French domination by Julien Epaillard on

over the delicious fare. The layout

class field by winning the most important

the competitors was to execute the best

Mister Davier (65.87 sec). Kevin Staut

enabled guests to freely explore the

competition of the 2014 Longines Hong

Spectacular competitions started

Ludger Beerbaum


reserved for the top 40 international

the show was host to three days of

time, knowing that each fallen barrier

exhilarated by his victory stated, “It is a

exhibitions on display and check out the

Kong Masters, riding 13-year-old mare

o better way to jump start

The cream of the Show Jumping

adds a two-second penalty to their time.

very challenging to win this event and you

shops at the Prestige Village.

Gotha FRH. Von Eckermann beat in the

into the Year of the Horse

elite and their best horses travelled half

With a tightly packed course and in the

really need the right sort of horse and

then at the highly anticipated

way around the world to compete at

indoor arena setting, horse and riders

tonight my horse went so well”. Winning

and do especially while waiting between

Ludger Beerbaum who finished third and

2014 Longines Hong Kong

the AsiaWorld-Expo. The star-studded

had to be focused with the dazzling

the speed class undoubtedly requires a

classes. From live music, art exhibitions

last year’s Longines Speed Challenge

list included no fewer than four Olympic

spectacle of colorful fences, lights and

perfect mastery of time and precision.

and artistic performers were just some

winner Katharina Offel who was the

medalists, six World champions and five

spectators packed in to watch the action.

The elegant VIP Masters Club

examples of the great ambience. In

runner-up. An elated Von Eckermann

flocked to the AsiaWorld-Expo for the

European champions on their legendary

Only three riders completed clear rounds,

sponsored by Longines, was bubbling

addition to equestrian show by Alizee

was delighted about his victory and said,

second edition of this year’s event held

horses. The starting list included great

which demonstrated the challenging

with warm hospitality in addition to the

Froment that combined the performance

“This smile will stay for a while and I will

February 21st – 23rd, currently the

riders like Edwina Tops-Alexander, Ludger

nature of the course, designed by

flowing bottles of champagne welcoming

of ballerina Aurelia Lefaucheux with the

enjoy this as much as possible because

only 5* accredited international Show

Beerbaum, Roger Yves Bost, Patrice

renowned Belgian designer Luc Musette.

guests. A special Longines Hong

beauty of Alizee’s freestyle dressage

it might be a while before the next big

Jumping competition in the region.

Delaveau, Jane Richard Phlips, Kevin

Kong Masters pin and ribbon were both

on her black horse Mistral. For those

win like this”.


Equestrian fans from all over Asia

However, opening night was

There were ample things to see

Grand Prix his colleague and mentor

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