The CSI 5* – W La Coruña joins the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping series, which opened with the victory of Alberto Zorzi and Fair Light van T Heike in Oslo
The first leg of the 2016 / 2017 season of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European League was claimed by Alberto Zorzi (ITA) on Fair Light van T Heike in Oslo. Marcus Ehning (GER) on Funky Fred finished second and Pieter Devos (BEL) on Dream of India Greenfield third.
While the riders made the show and entertained the spectators with great performances timed by Longines, the Swiss watchmaker offered them the opportunity to discover the Official Watch, which was the Longines DolceVita representing the contemporary elegance of the brand worldwide. This lady model is cased in steel, decorated with diamonds and features a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals.
The new season of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Western European Leagueseries was marked by the addition of a new leg: CSI 5* – W La Coruña. The renowned international show jumping competition of the Casas Novas Equestrian Centre in North Spain becomes thus the 7th leg of the calendar, taking place 9-11 December 2016.
Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, stated: “As the Main Partner, Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Galician five-star rated show jumping competition since 2014, we are particularly thrilled about this new step in the development of the CSI 5* – W La Coruña, which gained rapid international recognition ever since its creation in 2000. There is no doubt that the amazing venue of the Casas Novas Equestrian Centre fully meets the high quality standards of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Western European Leagueseries.
We are looking forward to this new season, which will once again bring excitement and suspense until the coveted final. ”“Since becoming Title Partner of the FEI World Cup, the FEI’s Top Partner Longines has been instrumental in the growth and increased popularity of this global series. We greatly appreciate our long-term partnership with Longines and are looking forward to a wonderful season ahead and a fabulous Final in the vibrant city of Omaha at the end of March next year”, FEI President Ingmar De Vos said.
Longines has a long and distinguished association with equestrian sports. Especially the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping series hold a special place in the heart of the Swiss watchmaker as both share the common values of elegance, tradition and performance. Moreover, the brand is involved as the Official Partner, Timekeeper and Watch of the three leagues – Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Western European League, Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Chinese League and Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping North American League –, as well as the final of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping. Longines’ passion for equestrian sports began in 1878 with the production of a chronograph featuring an engraved jockey and his mount. In 1912 the company had partnered for the first time with an international show jumping competition in Portugal. Today, along with show jumping, the brand is an active partner in flat racing, eventing, endurance, dressage and driving.