All show jumping riders will compete in the first round. Once completed, the top ten ranked competitors will then move on to the second and final round. Scores accumulated in the first round will be put back to zero, putting everyone back on an equal playing field. They will, however, start round two in reverse order according to their final ranking in the first round. Tensions will rise as the public holds their breath to watch the ten top competitors race against each other to become the winner. The winning horse/rider combination is the one with the least penalties and the best time.
New in 2019: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Asian Challenge
This year, EEM launches in collaboration with the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Asian Challenge at the Longines Masters of Hong Kong 2019. 8 Asian riders will join the world’s top riders at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy to compete for a special prize of HK$250 000. Participating nations include so far Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and China.