The first season of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League opened this week-end in Bromont, Canada, with the victory of Schuyler Riley on Dobra de Porceyo timed by Longines, the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the series. The 14 separate competitions that make up this series take place throughout the U.S, Canada and Mexico from August until the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping final in Göteborg in March 2016. As Title Partner, Longines also serves as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of this event. The association between Longines and the FEI reinforces the traditional and long-lasting commitment of the brand to equestrian sports. In addition to the brand’s Official Partnership of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League, Longines also serves as Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch to the series: the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Western European League and the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Chinese League.
Longines also lends its name to the FEI world ranking for riders participating in the show jumping trials: The Longines Rankings. Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports dates back to 1878, when a chronograph engraved with a jockey and his mount was produced. It was used as early as 1881 in New York by people involved in the world of horses and enabled to time performances to the seconds. Besides, the company partnered for the first time with an international show jumping competition in Portugal by 1912. Today, along with show jumping, Longines is an active partner in flat racing, eventing and endurance. In these three disciplines, it is the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of international institutions, events, races and competitions. Elegance, Performance and Tradition are values that both equestrian sports and Longines share, which strengthen the close bounds that the brand has been developing with the equestrian world for more than a century.