Tomorrow will be the kick-off of the European and first leg of the Longines Masters series, one of the most prestigious showjumping competition in the world. Hosted in parallel of the Salon du Cheval de Paris, the Longines Masters of Paris gather the showjumping international elite for four days of top level competition
Horses and riders are settled, ready to set foot on the Longines Masters of Paris’s arena after passing clear the vet check. All will take part of the competition rhythmed by multiple highlights, starting with the Longines Speed Challenge on Friday night. This year, the Riders Masters Cup on Saturday night, the main novelty of the series, will oppose Europe and United-States.
In conclusion of the week-end the Longines Grand Prix, main class of the week-end, will have the best riders ready to get the prestigious title.
Among the numerous riders to have made the travel to Paris, the winner of the Longines Grand Prix 2016, Belgium Gregory Wathelet (n°7) and Hong-Kong’s 2017, Germany Christian Ahlmann (n°14). To be add: USA Kent Farrington (n°1), France Kevin Staut (n°3), Italy Lorenzo De Luca (n°4), Canada Eric Lamaze (n°9), Netherlands Markel van der Vleuten (n°10). The rest of the Olympic team, Philippe Rozier, Roger-Yves Bost and Pénélope Leprévost will also be there, just like London champion Steve Guerdan, Germany Daniel Deusser, Belgium Jérôme Guéry, Niels Bruynseels and Pieter Devos, USA Lauren Hough and Laura Kraut, Great-Britain Ben Maher or even Australia Edwina Tops-Alexander.