HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 February 2019- Anticipation is building, as the Longines Masters of Hong Kong is fast approaching. The new season of the international Grand Slam Indoor ShowJumping Series started in Paris and will continue its journey to Hong Kong from February 15 to 17, 2019 at AsiaWorld Expo, and in NewYork in April 2019.
Returning to Hong Kong forits seventh edition, the event will showcase world-classshow-jumping competitions, entertainment, and many family and lifestyleexperiences, including art, fashion andgastronomy. AsiaHorse Week,a three-day conference (February 14--16, 2019), which will be held alongside the event, is truly a one-stop meetingpoint for the equestrian industry.
This world-class equestrian event has attracted some of the best show-jumpinghorses and riders on the planet in six exciting competitions for total prizemoney of US$680,620. For the first time, promising riders from Asia willcompete alongside international equestrian stars. The grand finale, the LonginesGrand Prix of Hong Kong, is the ultimate test of technicalability, performance, and harmony between rider and mount.The winnerof each leg of the Series will take home the Super Grand Slam Bonus of €2,250,000.
The Longines Masters of Hong Kong will takeplace from F ebruary 15 to 17, 2019
Founder and CEO of EEM, Christophe Ameeuw,commented "I have always been obsessed with wanting to communicate my passionand to bring our sport into the international spotlight. We are delighted toreturn to Hong Kong with an exciting program, full of colour and surprises. Weinvite all fans and families to discover the magic and excitement of our sport."
"The Hong Kong Tourism Board is thrilled to see the Longines Masters return to Hong Kong, as the only Asian leg of the Series," saidAnthony Lau, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. "Hostingacclaimed sports events like this showcases Hong Kong on the world stage andstrengthens our position as the Events Capital of Asia. We look forward to seeing in person thetalent of these professional riders and hope visitors enjoy the excitingprogram this year."
The event will offer awealth of memorable experiences, including a Hong Kong Jockey Club virtualreality racing game, a fun horse competition for kids, a simulated drivingexperience, an array of exhibitions, a shopping spree, and many mouth-wateringtreats.