8th Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters ends

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/10/18 20:48:40

Chen Suzhen, president of Swatch Group China (first left), Longines Ambassador of Elegance Eddie Peng (center) and Li Jing (first right), president of Dashing Equestrian give prizes to the winners at the awards ceremony. Photo: Courtesy of Longines

The 8th Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters (LEBM) came to an end at the National Stadium, "the Bird's Nest," on Sunday. Starting on October 12, the event featured six levels of competition such as the Longines Grand Prix, BMW Elite Class, Team Championship, Dashing Challenge Class, the BMW Drive & Jump Competition and the U14 New Star. During the three days, 251 pairs of riders and horses competed with each other. The total prize money is 2.33 million yuan ($336,993). The U14 Rising Star category was added this year to give more opportunities to Chinese teenage riders to showcase their skills. Keyi Chen and his horse "Chou Chou Z" finally won the event by 22.07s with zero penalties.

Jointly organized by Chinese Equestrian Association and the National Stadium, world top equestrian operation company A.R.T. of CHIO-AACHEN and Ludger Beerbaum - "Father of the German Equestrian Sport," this classic equestrian event has become the first International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) CSI4* held in China. At the same time, it is the highest level equestrian show jumping event for Chinese riders and their horses to compete in Chinese mainland.

Longines became the title sponsor as well as the official timekeeper continuously at this year's event. With a 186-year tradition of defining elegance and a lasting enthusiasm for equestrian sports, Longines has long served as the official timekeeper for arrays of world-class equestrian events. It has also launched elegant and precise wrist jewelry.

For this year's event, Longines presented the Record Collection as the designated watch, in order to pay tribute to the bond between Longines and equestrian sports. The hairsprings for the Record Collection are made of monocrystalline silicon, which protects the watch from the effects of temperature changes, magnetic fields and atmospheric pressure. All watches have been certificated by Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres, which supports their refined judgments.

BMW became the diamond partner and mobility partner this year. Along with the sound of the engine, the LEBM successfully ended.


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