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EEM announces start of ticket sales for Longines Masters of Paris

Thursday, 07 September 2017
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Today marks the start of ticket sales by EEM for the Longines Masters of Paris, the European and opening leg of the intercontinental Longines Masters Series Paris – Hong-Kong – New York. From November 30th to December 3rd 2017, aficionados and amateurs alike will converge on the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, for a riveting experience of the best in equestrian sport and art de vivre.


An international high-level competition unfolding in a unique, prestigious setting, the Longines Masters series brings together the best riders and horses on the planet for breath-taking events that wed excellence with the desire to share. Eager to introduce and bring equestrian sports to the widest possible audience, EEM – the company that founded, owns and organizes the series – will offer, once again this year, with the support of its Title Partner Longines, an exceptional show, combining equestrian performance, art de vivre and entertainment.


PRACTICAL DETAILS

30 November – 3 December 2017

Hall 5B - Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center

Ticket sales will begin on 7 September 2017 at Longinesmasters.com and 0892 390 209 or 00 33 1 46 91 58 01 (from abroad, invoiced at the cost of an international call to France) – Direct line available from Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM. And at ticketing agencies and traditional points of sale, from as early as September 7th.


No 1 on the Longines world ranking, Kent Farrington, competing at the 2016 Longines Masters of Paris. No 1 on the Longines world ranking, Kent Farrington, competing at the 2016 Longines Masters of Paris.

A paramount sporting event that combines prestige and performance

The Paris leg will kick off the Longines Masters Series Paris – Hong Kong – New York. The world's elite in show jumping will take to the competition arena for four days of captivating face-offs that will thrill and awe audiences.

A sumptuous sporting display for the public, Longines Masters of Paris is also an event of unparalleled cultural breadth, combining the best in gastronomy, arts, performance, music and fashion. The 200,000 visitors expected around the Salon du Cheval de Paris will be able to extend their immersion in the equestrian world by visiting the Longines Masters Prestige Village, where art de vivre and excellence come together and intermingle in all fields.

“The Longines Masters are intended to offer everyone the chance to experience the beauty of equestrian sport for themselves. A celebration of horses, a showcase for the sport’s finest performers and an opportunity to be part of a gripping immersive experience, for novices and experienced riders alike -- such is the essence of this event, like none other in the world. Like Hong Kong and New York, Paris is a global showcase for art de vivre, a symbol of excellence and elegance - values shared by EEM and Longines, our title sponsor. ” stated Christophe Ameeuw, CEO of EEM and Founder of the Longines Masters Series Paris – Hong-Kong – New-York.

Guillame Canet Throughout the event, the 2* and 1* competitions will offer the audience the chance to marvel at the performances of show jumping's rising stars, as well as enjoy the talent of celebrities such as Guillaume Canet pictured here.

Show jumping competitions of endless variety

The Longines Masters Series is now the world's only show jumping event offering high-level events in a 6* setting, acclaimed for their prestige the world over.

Four days of competitions like none other, during which audiences, whether novices or equestrian sports-lovers, will be able to relish in the shows unfolding from 9 AM to midnight, including legendary 5* “Masters One” competitions such as the Longines Speed Challenge - the world's fastest competition, which charts its unique course across three continents - or the Longines Grand Prix, the European Grand Slam. Throughout the event, 2* “Masters Two” and 1* “Masters Three” competitions will offer audiences the chance to marvel at the performances of show jumping's rising stars, as well as enjoy the talent of celebrities such as Guillaume Canet, an inveterate rider, Nicolas Canteloup or Benjamin Castaldi, both equestrian enthusiasts.

2017 promises unforgettable sporting feats and ever more emotion!

This year, on the evening of Saturday 2 December, the Longines Masters of Paris will host a new competition founded by EEM in collaboration with the EEF (European Equestrian Federation): the Riders Masters Cup, a legendary battle between Europe and the United States, the world's leading powers in show jumping! The pride of riding for one's Nation, belonging to a team, developing a strategy right on the field and engaging the public -- all of these features make the Riders Masters Cup. To purchase your tickets now, and keep informed of the latest competition news, from the announcement of the teams to the final results, go to the dedicated Facebook page and the website: www.ridersmasterscup.com

Louis Koninckx designated Course Designer for Season III of Longines Masters Series

For Season III of the Longines Masters in Paris, Hong Kong and New York, EEM called upon the world's foremost course manager today, a man who recently designed all the courses for the Longines FEI European Championships: the Netherlands’ Louis Koninckx. He will deploy his technical savvy throughout the season and craft the series’ most emblematic competitions, including the Longines Speed Challenge, with its unique course across three continents, or the Longines Grand Prix, the supporting competition to the Grand Slam Indoor.

He will also build the first edition of the Riders Masters Cup. Louis Koninckx has further agreed to be part of a new foray for the Longines Masters of Paris: the power test set to place during the Saturday daytime session, showing off the horses’ extraordinary strength. This new competition, to be known as “Masters Power”, will delight audiences with its dazzling visual display: riders and their horses will be expected to pass 6 obstacles of dizzying heights, all in a truly electrical atmosphere! In short, it will be yet another show the likes of which only EEM can produce.

The Longines Masters, ideally wedding sport and art de vivre

To step into the world of the Longines Masters of Paris is to experience 360° immersion, in which every instant is dappled in wonder. The live and ongoing displays offered with each new contest in the competition sends jolts across the social media, the event’s living breathing memory, and takes passions to new heights. For visitors wishing to extend their pleasure or embark on a personal discovery of the equestrian world, the Prestige Village unfolds around the riders’ training paddock, offering a multitude of activities to experience.

During the day, attendees will be able to: enjoy a stroll amidst the pop-up stores, each showcasing a different face of the refinement and know-how characteristic of luxury and the equestrian world; take in exhibitions by renowned artists such as sculptor Richard Orlinski; or indulge in some of the scrumptious taste sensations on offer at the Bar Lounge. In the evening, the “Masters’” experience will extend with traditional “after-parties”, including showcase concerts and DJ sets.

Over at the competition course, the “Masters Club” will open its doors to VIPs, company leaders and celebrities, at its starred table, or in its VIP Suites, with a breathtaking view on the sporting action.

The Longines Masters of Paris offer a weekend of emotion and intensity for all -- young and old, long-standing fans and newcomers, celebrities and lesser-knowns -- all united by a shared passion for equestrian sports.

 

Source: Press release from Longines Masters



 

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