On May 10, 2015, Beijing time, held at the iconic ‘Crown of the East’ in Shanghai, the south side of the China Art Palace, the international top equestrian event Shanghai Longines Global Equestrian Championship (Longines Global The Champions Tour of Shanghai) came to a successful end, and the Belgian player Gregory Vettele won the championship in 42.51 seconds and won the final prize of more than 300,000 euros.
Ms. Chen Suzhen, President of Swatch China, presented the prize to the winner.
Longines and equestrian origins
Longines is located in the exhibition area of the competition area.
Those who like Longines must know the relationship between Longines and equestrian sports. Longines made a chronograph in 1878. This watch was engraved with a rider and his mount at the bottom. In 1912, Longines cooperated with the International Equestrian Field Obstacle Race for the first time. Today, Longines has more widely participated in various equestrian competitions such as field obstacle races, flat horse races and endurance races.
In the Longines exhibition area, not only the latest Longines watches are displayed, but also several photo-taking areas are specially set up. You can choose your favorite background for shooting here, and send them to the official Longines WeChat platform for printing on the spot.
A corner of the Longines showroom.
Model show photo area.
The new Longines Basel watch, this series of products is the latest Longines Knight series watch launched in 2015, the design style highlights the brand’s long-standing respect for equestrian sports and the emphasis on female customers.
The shape and materials of the full Sina Qin Knight series draw inspiration from the iconic elements of equestrian sports, bold and innovative design, and loyal to the brand’s elegant aesthetic tradition symbolized by the Longines wing hourglass logo, as a passion for equestrian sports.
As the official timekeeper of this top-level event, Longines puts several Longines watches in the venue to remind everyone of the time.
The venue is located on the south side of the China Art Palace in the iconic ‘Crown of the East’ in the Shanghai World Expo Park, not far from the China Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo.
Introduction of Shanghai Global Equestrian Championship
An amusement show before the game.
The Shanghai Global Equestrian Championship has attracted the world’s best riders to China. 37 top-level riders, including 71 top BMWs, including the top 4 in the world, all appeared. The prize money for the single-station championship in this competition is more than 300,000 Euros. Last year, the total prize money reached 9 million Euros, and the participating BMW in Europe was worth billions.
In the 2015 season, the Longines Global Equestrian Championships set off from the hot Miami Beach, passed through the artistic atmosphere of Antwerp, crossed the romantic and enthusiastic ‘Gate of Europe’ Madrid, and then came to the modern metropolis Shanghai. As the fourth leg of this year’s tour,
The Longines Global Equestrian Championship was founded in 2006 by former Dutch Olympic gold medalist Jan Tops. It has developed to cover 13 countries and 15 cities around the world and is applicable to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) rules. In independent equestrian events, all stations are CSI5 * (five-star). Only the top 40 riders in the world can participate, and the single-station championship prize exceeds 300,000 euros.
A total of 34 players from all over the world participated in the competition that day. In the first round of the competition, 34 players entered the competition. Finally, 10 winners were selected to participate in the finals.
The top white obstacle bar and its inconspicuous, this column is a test for riders and horses.
After two rounds of exciting competitions and especially the finals, watching the players repeatedly refreshed the highest results, everyone followed them excited and applauded not only for their hard work, but finally Gregory-Vatelet from Belgium In one fell swoop, he became the champion of the 1.50 / 1.55 meter group in Shanghai.
During the game, Longines friend Liu Tao, a well-known domestic actor, was present. Liu Tao appeared elegantly in a retro lace dress, which became a highlight of the day.
Ms. Chen Suzhen, the president of Swatch China, talked with Liu Tao. Liu Tao wore a Longines Concas classic series L2.222.214.171.124 automatic mechanical watch that day, with her lace vintage dress elegantly showing the charm of this Longines ladies watch.
After two rounds of exciting competitions, the equestrian competition came to an end. At the same time, after tense evaluation, Longines selected the winner of the ‘Longines Most Elegant Dress Award’, and finally Liu Tao presented a Longines ladies watch to the winner.
Summary: This top-level event can be described as wonderful. We not only felt the excitement of the top-level events, but also felt the cruelty of the game and several players gave up halfway due to injuries or horse physical problems, but many of them knew they were falling behind Xia still insists on running the game, which reflects the sporting spirit of the top events. Once again, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Longines for bringing such top-level events to China through various obstacles, such as inspection and quarantine, and air transport of horses, to give Chinese people the opportunity to experience elegant equestrian events.