Longines becomes Title Partner of the 2019 Longines FEI Eventing European Championships
November 29, 2018
Longines is proud to announce that it has become the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of both the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships and the Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials. The classic event, including the Longines CCI5*-L and the German Championships, will take place from June 13-16, 2019. In August, only two and a half months later, Luhmühlen will then host the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships for an incredible sixth time (1975, 1979, 1987, 1999 and 2011).
“After Blair Castle in 2015 and Strzegom in 2017, it is a great pleasure for our brand to even further reinforce its partnership with Eventing in becoming the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the 2019 Longines FEI Eventing European Championships and the Longines Luhmühlen Horse Trials. We are proud to lend our support to these two major competitions, in a discipline which requires both the horses to be extremely versatile and the riders to have exceptional skills. In addition, this discipline illustrates values of our brand as it combines elegance of dressage, precision of show jumping, speed and courage of cross-country” says Juan-Carlos Capelli, Longines Vice President and Head of International Marketing.
“We are immensely proud of Longines’ ongoing and increased partnership for this very special year ahead of us and more years to come. Especially 2019 will make these two events truly exceptional“, says Luhmühlen’s event director Julia Otto. “Many companies have supported Luhmühlen over the years and have thereby played a key role in keeping up the Luhmühlen tradition and letting the event develop into one of the major competitions worldwide. We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received. Longines, one of Luhmühlen’s Main Partner and Official Watch since 2014, supports the equestrian sports with a vast amount of know-how. Their engagement helps us to develop the event further every year”, adds Julia Otto.
The FEI will presumably introduce changes concerning eventing regulations by the end of this year, which will then be implemented in next year’s events. “The requirements for a four-star-competition will be adjusted and we are looking forward to fulfilling those, including an increase in prize money, Luhmühlen with the power of Longines’ partnership,” concludes Julia Otto.
About the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships
The Box Office will commence on 28 August 2018. There will be free admission for the opening ceremony and the first vet inspection (28 August). Dressage will take place on Thursday and Friday (29 – 30 August). Cross-country will be on Saturday (31 August) and the final vet check, the show jumping and final awards ceremony will be held on Sunday (1 September).