Wednesday 1 July 2015

The Grand Prix Prince Albert de Monaco: a feast of elegance and horsemanship with Longines

The best days are the ones that start with sunshine and end with moonlight (Linda Poindexter)

Dear horse lovers, I am back home in a rest and recover mode happy to share with you my last glamorous equestrian weekend with Longines at the Principality of Monaco for one of the most enchanting leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour

The fantastic setting of Port Hercule at sunset and then sparkling in the moonlight really made the 1.60m Grand Prix Prince Albert de Monaco unique. Here a short round up of the Grand Prix actions in Monaco... Enjoy!

I loved watching the world’s elite show jumpers from the exclusive VIP lounge of Longines, competing at a hand distance in a very tough and technical course, with the excited crowds pressed right up against the edges of the smallest yet stunning arena of the Tour.

Here for you some pic of the event

The Longines Ambassador of Elegance Jane Richard Philips jumping with the fabulous 11 years old chestnut Quister de Guldenboom 

The French Kevin Staut with his new mate Elky van het Indihof HDC

The warm up arena with the riders and horses ready to show... they are so close :-)

The German rider Ludger Beerbaum 

The beautiful and elegant Longines stand

  The Dutch jumper Maikel van der Vleuten... Do you remember the one who jumps in a funny way and makes me always smile?

On the podium in Monte Carlo, the great Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano who settled for the third place with Admara II crossing the finish line in 28’90, the British master John Whitaker who stopped the clock in second position with a time of 28’83 on his wonderful stallion Argento, and the world’s n. 1 Scott Brash who took a sensational win with his exceptionally talented 9 years old mare Hello M’Lady in an unbeatable time of 28’45, setting him right behind Luciana Diniz in the overall LGCT standings. 

With them also Charlotte Casiraghi, Mr. Jan Tops, Founder and President of the Longines Global Champions Tour, and Mr. Charles Villoz, Vice President and Head of International Sales at Longines (Ph S. Grasso).
The official watch of the event chosen by Longines was the Conquest Classic Moonphase, a refined and sophisticated chronograph with lunar phases reminiscent of elegance and performance of the stars of the equestrian universe.

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