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Emanuele Gaudiano opens Longines Masters of Los Angeles with a win

Friday, 30 September 2016
CSI5* Longines Masters of Los Angeles 2016

Photo (c) R&B Presse / J. Rodrigues. Emanuele Gaudiano won the KTLA Trophy at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles. Photo (c) R&B Presse / J. Rodrigues.

The Long Beach Convention Center opened its doors for the start of the 2016 Longines Masters of Los Angeles on Thursday, one of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world that brings together the top riders for four days of competition. As the elite-level riders and horses kicked off season two of the Longines Masters Series, guests were treated to adrenaline-charged competition, live entertainment, and a marvelous Opening Gala.

“Today was the kickoff of the 2016 Longines Masters Series and we have hit the ground running,” said Christophe Ameeuw, CEO and Founder of EEM. “We’ve already seen elite-level riding and jumping, and it’s only been one day. Guests can expect the next three days to continue delivering action-packed excitement through equestrian sport. It’s only just the beginning.”

Athletes from around the world competed in the first day of heart-pounding showjumping competition across three levels.

In the CSI5* KTLA Trophy, Italy's Emanuele Gaudiano and Guess 6 (Bentley vd Heffinck x Surrealist van ‘t Paradijs) took home the win after finishing the course with a time of 66.26. Runner-up was Switzerland's Steve Guerdat on Concetto Son (Concetto x Drosseklklang II), a little over a second behind Gaudiano in this 1.45 speed class. Third place went to French rider Patrice Delaveau on Leontine Ledimar HDC (Lodefever II x Grosso Z).

 


Source: Press release from R&B Presse // Picture © R&B Presse/Jessica Rodrigues

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