The Longines FEI World Cup ™ Jumping finals will be held on March 30 (Thursday) and March 31 (Friday) at the CenturyLink Omaha Convention and Exhibition Center, USA Rider McLain Ward rode the ‘HH Azur’ to lead the first two rounds of the event, and finally lived up to expectations, winning the championship in the final round. Swiss rider Romain Duguet ranked second on Twentytwo des Biches. Henrik von Eckermann, the Swedish rider who rides ‘Mary Lou’, is third. The three winning star riders were awarded elegant Longines watches in recognition of their outstanding performance in the race. Among them, World Cup champion McLain Ward was awarded a Longines watch by Stefanie Graf, a female tennis player and Longines elegant figure ambassador. The event was held in Omaha this weekend and attracted a large number of spectators. Every rider tried his best to bring the audience a wonderful event. In addition, Swiss watch brand Longines is also deeply honored to be the title partner, official timekeeper and designated watch again.
During the 2017 World Cup final, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the designated watch of the event, a women’s watch from the Longines Equestrian series. The creation is inspired by the rectangular buckle shape on the stables of Frances-Montagnes, Switzerland’s only foal breed. This stainless steel watch has a silver checkered dial with diamond hour markers. The Longines Equestrian models, from the shape to the material, are taken from the elements that symbolize the world of horse fans, and are the true praise of the rider and his foal.
The partnership between Swiss watch brand Longines and the International Equestrian Federation further demonstrates the brand’s long-standing support for equestrian sports. As part of the collaboration, the FIFA Field Obstacle Rider World Rankings will top Longines: Longines. Longines is the official partner of three major indoor leagues (Western European League, Chinese League and North American League), Longines International Falcon World Cup Obstacle Final, Outdoor League and FIA National Cup Obstacle Finals.
Longines’ love of equestrian sports and its support for obstacle course in the field can be traced back more than a century ago. Since then, in addition to participating in field obstacle races and flat races, the brand has also actively participated in triathlons, endurance races, horse-drawn carriage competitions and dressages. In these areas of competition, Longines is the official partner and official timekeeper and designated watch of several international organizations, events, events and competitions. Elegance, performance and traditional values: these are the values shared by equestrian sports and Longines. Longines has developed a solid partnership with the equestrian community through a shared belief with equestrianism.