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Longines Masters of Lausanne – Information

Originally scheduled for June 18-21, the second edition of the Longines Masters of Lausanne won’t be going ahead, EEM, the founder, owner, and organizer of the event announced. The decision was taken as a precautionary measure, in view of the intense and unpredictable developments in the COVID-19 epidemic which is currently striking Europe and the rest of the world.

“To date and, in the current state of the global health crisis, no one knows whether sporting and cultural events will be able to go ahead in Switzerland in mid-June. No one can guarantee that we will be out of this crisis, that we will be able to welcome horses and the public and deliver the wonderful event that everyone is awaiting. More importantly, the current dialogue with suppliers and partners, who, given the context, may be reluctant or even unable to operate due to containment and/or due to the economy being at a standstill, means that running the event is made impossible. The Longines Masters Series is world-renowned for its excellence, a level that we are not sure we can achieve under the current conditions for preparation,” explained Christophe Ameeuw, founder and president of EEM.

“After the cancellation of the Longines Masters of Hong Kong and Asia Horse Week, we have cautiously proceeded with the organization of the Longines Masters of Lausanne, with the passion that characterizes the team surrounding me. Despite this, wisdom dictates that we should forego the Swiss leg of our series this year. This is a difficult and strange period: it is up to us, as players in the global equestrian sector, to take heed of the lessons we are learning, and start building our world for tomorrow.”

The Longines Masters Series is an intercontinental series of show jumping competitions, recognized by the FEI, Fédération Equestre Internationale. The best riders and horses of the world take part in this series. The next stage in the series will be the Longines Masters of Paris, from December 3 to 6, 2020.

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Daniel Koroloff – E-mail: daniel@blizko-communication.com

Longines Masters de Lausanne Is Back in the World’s Capital of Sport

The rebirth of Lausanne International Jumping last year at the initiative of EEM World, organizer of the prestigious Longines Masters World Series (Hong Kong, Lausanne, Paris), had caused quite a stir. In the idyllic setting of Place Bellerive, in the heart of the world’s capital of sport, the stars of international show jumping and the best in entertainment are once again meeting on the shores of Lake Leman, from 18 to 21 June 2020, for the second edition of the Longines Masters of Lausanne.

Created by EEM World with Longines as Title Partner, Official Timekeeper, and Official Watch, the Longines Masters series unquestionably stands out from other competitions on the international show jumping circuit. “I have always wanted to promote equestrian sports and make them known to as many people as possible with the exceptional values they represent,” explained Christophe Ameeuw, EEM World CEO and Founder. “It was then necessary to stage the sport, to make it spectacular, readable, understandable, exciting. In one word: open it up.”

This opening-up means a change in formats and adapting, as has happened in all other sports. The spectators at the Longines Masters of Lausanne will discover the rhythmic, often exclusive events that have made the event a world success for more than ten years. These include the Masters Power on Saturday noon, a puissance or high jump competition (the final jump horse and rider pairs will be 2.05m!), the famous Longines Speed Challenge on Saturday evening, known as the fastest event in the world, and the Longines Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, which is undoubtedly the highlight of any Longines Masters.

A total of eighteen other events will take place in front of Lake Leman: there are events reserved for amateurs (but also for international professional riders riding aspiring horses) and Swiss national riders, and of course other events dedicated to the stars of the discipline. Last year, for its first edition, the Longines Masters of Lausanne attracted the biggest names: the then World No. 1 (who still is today), the Swiss Steve Guerdat, his young compatriot Bryan Balsiger, winner of the Longines FEI World Cup in Oslo (last October), and the French champions Pénélope Leprévost and Philippe Rozier, for example, stepped up to the start of the Longines Grand Prix.

The show… around the arena as well

Since its launch last year, and like every event in the world series, the Longines Masters of Lausanne has shaken up show jumping competitions by placing as much importance on the top-level sport in the arena, as the entertainment offered around it.

Totally free and accessible to all, and in its ideal location at the heart of the event, the Prestige Village offers a wide range of activities for children (signing sessions, large drawing wall, make-up workshops or even making paper horse hobbies). It offers the opportunity to discover horse riding with your family thanks to an unobstructed view of the paddock where the world’s greatest horsemen and women warm up before the events. Pop-up stores selling partner brands in the fields of luxury, fashion, horse riding, gastronomy, wines, and champagne make the Prestige Village the ideal place to stroll in an idyllic setting.

At the end of the day, visitors can enjoy fine cuisine in one of the Prestige Village restaurants, or have a nightcap with friends while enjoying musical performances on Friday evening. Worthy of note: the comeback of Spanish star Santi Serra! Six horses, two dogs, two falcons, and an eagle make up the team accompanying the Catalan rider during his performances in the Longines Masters of Lausanne arena. The showman relies on communication to let his horses wander in complete freedom and complicity. Each of Santi’s shows is an enchanting diversion, and an unforgettable moment of grace and humor.

The second edition of the Longines Masters of Lausanne, in the heart of the world’s capital of sport, in the enchanting setting of the shores of Lake Leman, will be held from 18 to 21 June 2020. The ticketing for stand seats (the rest are completely free) will open on the next few days.

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