The Countdown to the Longines Masters of New York is On!

December 20, 2018 - New York, NY

the Longines Masters Series will return to the United States with the Longines Masters of New York on April 25-28, 2019.
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After a celebrated debut at NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in 2018, the Longines Masters Series will return to the United States with the Longines Masters of New York on April 25-28, 2019.

The Longines Masters Series got underway with the 10th anniversary of the Longines Masters of Paris at the end of November 2018 and will soon make its way to Hong Kong from February 15-17, 2019, before heading across the Atlantic to New York.

Last year’s Longines Masters of New York highlights included a victory in the Longines Grand Prix of New York for 2017 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final champion and three-time U.S. Olympic medalist McLain Ward riding Clinta. The 2019 edition of the Longines Masters of New York promises to provide even more thrilling moments to delight athletes and horse sport fans alike. With top sport spanning four days, riders from all corners of the world will converge on New York.

Also making a return to the second annual Longines Masters of New York is the fourth leg of the thrilling Riders Masters Cup. After winning the inaugural Riders Masters Cup event during the 2017 edition of the Longines Masters of Paris and then again at the first Longines Masters of New York in April 2018 for the overall victory, the Riders Europe team rode to a remarkable hat-trick win on home soil in the third installment in the French capital city. The Riders Masters Cup heads to the Big Apple on Saturday, April 27, 2019, as Riders USA will have the chance at redemption at the Longines Masters of New York.

After a banner year at the 10th anniversary of the Longines Masters of Paris from November 29 through December 2, the Longines Masters Series moves on to the Longines Masters of Hong Kong from February 15-17, and the Longines Masters of New York on April 25-28. Watch via live-stream on EEM.tv, a free digital equestrian sports channel broadcasting all of the action. Tickets for the Longines Masters of New York will be available soon at www.longinesmasters.com/en/ticketing/new-york.

For full information on the 2018/2019 Longines Masters, visit www.longinesmasters.com.

ABOUT EEM
A passionate of equestrian sports, Christophe Ameeuw - CEO of EEM and Founder of the Longines Masters Paris-Hong Kong-New York Series - founded the Ecuries d’Ecaussinnes in 1997. Based in Belgium, the stables are internationally reputed for their activities in trading sport horses and high-standard breeding. They are also home to an offering some of the best teaching available in the field. In opening

EEM, Christophe Ameeuw and his teams were in pursuit of a challenge: to reinvent show jumping by organizing equestrian events of an entirely new kind. The company built its development by creating the concept of the “Masters”, which together, under the same roof, the best of show-jumping, resplendent displays and art de vivre. After the successes of the Audi Masters in Brussels and the Gucci Masters in Paris, EEM came out with one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events, the Longines Masters Series, on three continents, in Paris, Hong Kong and New York. Inspired by the Grand Slam in Tennis, EEM created a concurrent “Grand Slam Indoor of Show Jumping”, approved by the FEI, this intercontinental challenge is offered to the world's elite in show jumping, with two prize levels: The Super Grand Slam - a €2,250,000 super bonus for the three consecutive wins in the Longines Grand Prix, in the season order -  The Grand Slam - a €1,000,000 bonus for three successive victories at Longines Grand Prix straddling two Longines Masters seasons.

In 2017, EEM created a new iconic competition, the Riders Masters Cup. Offered to the public alongside the EEF (European Equestrian Federation) and alternating between Europe and the United States, this battle pits the world's two leading powers in show jumping against one another: Europe and the United States. On the Asian continent, “Asia Horse Week,” rallying point for the international equestrian community there, also serves as a prime setting for the Longines Masters of Hong Kong, illustrating EEM's determination to develop the sport's international arms in the Asia-Pacific Region. Firmly set on putting equestrian sports front and center and making them accessible to all, EEM rolled out a new digital TV channel on November 14, 2017. EEM.tv offers viewers the chance to follow live and free of charge all EEM events worldwide.

ABOUT THE LONGINES MASTERS
Set in the three of the world's most emblematic metropolises - Paris, Hong Kong and New York - the Longines Masters series is recognized as one of the most prestigious events in the equestrian world. Created by EEM and inspired by the Tennis Grand Slam, the series quickly expanded their international reach (Hong Kong in 2013, Los Angeles in 2014). In 2015, the intercontinental trilogy turned into the Longines Masters Series.  Alongside it, EEM created the “Grand Slam of Indoor Show Jumping”, approved by the FEI, the Grand Slam Indoor is the ultimate challenge for the world's elite in show jumping, with two levels of prizes:The Super Grand Slam: a bonus of 2.25 million Euros for winning 3 consecutive Longines Grand Prix in the same season. The Grand Slam: a bonus of 1 million Euros for three successive victories in the Longines Grand Prix from one season to the next. The TV broadcast of the Longines Masters Series reachers, to over 120 countries, almost 320 million households, a coverage increased this year by the launch of EEM.tv, the new digital channel of EEM. It allows everybody to freely livestream the all competition and events during the four days. Save the date: Hong Kong 2019 : February 15th – February 19th ;New-York 2019: April 24th – April 28th For more information, see www.longinesmasters.com.

ABOUT LONGINES
Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. Longines has generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships and as partner of international sports federation. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 150 countries.

Information: Longines International Public Relations - 2610 Saint-Imier, Switzerland
Site: www.longines.com - Email: publicrelations@longines.com