On Wednesday night, Reed joined fellow New York equestrians Ariana Rockefeller, Mario & Lisa Deslauriers, Katie Dinan, McLain Ward as well as Georgina Bloomberg at a special presentation hosted at Salon de Ning at the Peninsula Hotel in New York.
There, The Longines Masters Series announced that their prestigious international Grand Slam of Indoor Show Jumping’s US leg has a new home in New York. The US leg previously took place in Los Angeles, but will move to New York for the third season of the series – making its debut from April 26-29 2018 at the newly renovated NYCB LIVE, The Home of Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum.
“Longines is really delighted to share its passion for equestrian sport and its values of elegance, performance and tradition with the Longines Masters,” said Juan-Carlos Capelli – Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing. “With this new long-term partnership, we are looking forward to working with EEM to continue elevating the equestrian sport and creating exceptional events on three continents, and especially in the new location in New York,” continued Capelli. “As Official Timekeeper of the whole series, we are proud to provide a decisive element for the sport: the time.”
Christophe Ameeuw, CEO and Founder of EEM, creators and owners of the Longines Masters, emphasized his continued commitment to the sport and to the partnership with Longines: “My dream was to dare to be different, to take the equestrian sport that I love so much and raise it to new heights by creating a unique concept that combines the most elite show jumping with art, lifestyle, luxury, gastronomy and entertainment all under one roof for a truly cultural experience. Thanks to the continued support of Longines as Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Masters, this dream is a reality.”
Speaking of the series’ new location, Christophe Ameeuw continued, “We are so appreciative of our time in Los Angeles and all of the people that made the American leg a success through the years. We are excited and proud to bring the event to New York, expanding the Longines Masters experience from coast to coast.”
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