From December 5 to 8, the Longines Masters of Paris will bring together the best horses and riders in the world. The eleventh edition will feature the signature events of the Longines Masters Series in a festive atmosphere that shouldn’t be missed under any circumstances!
1. AN INCREDIBLE TRANSATLANTIC BATTLE FOR THE BEAUTY OF SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT BETWEEN #RIDERSAMERICAS AND #RIDERSEUROPE.
On Friday evening, December 6, the Riders Masters Cup will see two equestrian powers compete against each other: Europe and the American continent. Each team, made up of the best riders, will participate in 10 duels and with different strategies dictated by their Chefs d’équipe, and will try to win the trophy that has already been won by Europe 4 times. The 5th edition will be one of the major events where fans will be able to participate by waving their flags high to support their favorite team #WaveYourFlag.
2. UNIQUE AND SPECTACULAR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Hallmarks of the event, the Signature events offer great sport and thrills every year, which can't be found anywhere else.
On Saturday afternoon, the Masters Power Lido de Paris, a high jump competition known as the "Six Bar", will keep the audience on their toes. After each clear round, the height increases and this year there will be a bonus of €10,000 if the height of 2.05 meters is exceeded. In the evening, speed will take center stage with the Longines Speed Challenge, the fastest event in the world. The audience will shout, applaud and encourage the riders. The concept is the same for each stage of the series, with the same course used at each stage to determine the record time.
On Sunday 8, at 2pm, the Longines Grand Prix of Paris will be the main event of the weekend. We’ll see the best of the best competing at the highest level with obstacles set at 1.60 meters. The harmony, power and grace of the horse and rider combination will once again impress the audience.
3. CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE RIDERS
The Prestige Village, located around the warm-up ring, invites you to take a stroll around and allows you to meet the greatest international and amateur riders in their own environment and in a prestigious setting. There’s many an emotional encounter to be had for all those who are passionate about show jumping and sport.
Bring your children to the signing sessions and some lucky youngsters will even get the chance to walk the competition track in front of their idols. Unique opportunities and close proximity that makes this event extraordinary.
4. DISCOVER FUTURE CHAMPIONS
The elite of world pony show jumping will be on track for the first edition of the Pony Masters. Reserved for young riders aged sixteen and under, 14 riders from all over Europe will take part in two events that will take place on Saturday and Sunday. It’s an incredible opportunity for these riders and a rare opportunity for the public to discover tomorrows champions, including the young French rider, Ilona Mazzadri, the two-time individual and team bronze medalist of the Summer.
5. A PARTY EVERY NIGHT
Once the show jumping events are over, the Village will host a party every night, ‘til the end of the night!
On Friday, December 6 at midnight, singer SUZANE will perform after the Riders Masters Cup. Described as a clever mix of Edith Piaf and Daft Punk, she will extend the evening and set the audience on fire with her lyrical songs set over an electro background. Then, resident DJ Patrick Balzat will take over and transform the Longines Masters of Paris into a huge nightclub. On Saturday, December 7, Patrick will be joined by the famous DJ Fonsi Nieto. This former professional motorcyclist, who has played with the greatest from David Guetta, to Lenny Kravitz and Elton John, will take over the turntables, and set the stage on fire for a set that will ignite the arena!