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The Year of the Horse to begin with Asia’s largest showjumping event in Hong Kong

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Patrice Delaveau at last year's Longines Hong Kong Masters.Asia’s largest show jumping event, the Longines Hong Kong Masters (LHKM), is back in Hong Kong. In its second year, the event is set to take place at AsiaWorld Expo from 21-23 February 2014. Ticketing for the event opens on October 2 with an early bird discount of 25% for a limited period until October 31, 2013.

After the tremendous success and response received in its inaugural year, the Longines Hong Kong Masters is returning with a sleek combination of the most prestigious and graceful of equestrian sports, world-class cuisine and exquisite luxury shopping for three days of non-stop entertainment. The world’s top 25 elite riders and their horses will be competing for an impressive prize of USD 1 million (approx. HKD 7.8 million).

Christophe Ameeuw, founder and organizer of the Longines Hong Kong Masters, said; “We are delighted to bring Asia’s largest showjumping event back to Hong Kong with Longines as our title partner for the second year in a row. Together, we will continue to bring the best of showjumping, luxury and lifestyle to the biggest sport-meets-social event in Asia. This is yet another step in our journey to make Hong Kong the equestrian capital of Asia”.

Longines’ President, Walter von Känel said: "It is a great pleasure to partner once again with EEM World Group for the second edition of the Longines Hong Kong Masters. We are very proud to provide our timekeeping experience to the Masters Grand Slam Indoor events, as they perfectly match with our brand’s key value of elegance and our passion for equestrian sports. We are looking forward to coming back to Hong Kong in 2014 to begin the Year of the Horse on a high note and offering the audience a truly world class event.”

The Longines Hong Kong Masters brings the highest level of show jumping competition to Asia and combines iconic luxury brand sponsors with VIP entertainment and hospitality. The 1st edition of the Longines Hong Kong Masters saw 64 of the world’s best horses at the event and attracted over 18,000 guests, including Qi Qi, Kathy Chow, Shelia Chan,Nina Lam and Aaron Kwok, Longines Ambassador of Elegance.

WHAT: Longines Hong Kong Masters

WHEN: 21st February to 23rd February 2014

WEBSITE: www.longineshkmasters.com

Source: Press release from Edelman Public Relations Worldwide

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