A full-fledged player in sport and its future worldwide, EEM World launched its Riders Lab in the first half of 2019, it’s a true Champion Factory! At each event of the Longines Masters Series, five promising young riders are invited to compete among the best. The young riders thus acquire valuable experience at the very highest level. By continually presenting new and exciting riders and combinations to its spectators, the Longines Masters also opens up equestrian sport to new audiences from the younger generation of enthusiasts, who become invested in supporting those emerging icons. The Riders Lab promotion of the Longines Masters of Paris 2019 was unveiled at the November 19th press conference.
THE FIVE RIDERS OF THE LONGINES MASTERS OF PARIS 2019 RIDERS LAB
Filippo Bologni (ITA)
25 years old. 122nd in the Longines FEI Ranking as of October 31st, 2019. Team Bronze medalist at the 2014 European Young Rider Championship.
Kara Chad (CAN)
23 years old. 495th in the Longines FEI Ranking as of October 31st, 2019.
Pieter Clemens (BEL)
25 years old. 79th in the Longines FEI Ranking as of October 31st, 2019. European Young Rider Team Champion in 2015, European Young Rider Team runner-up in 2012.
Arnaud Doem (BEL)
27 years old. 826th in the Longines FEI Ranking as of October 31st, 2019
Edward Levy (FRA)
25 years old. 80th in the Longines FEI Ranking as of October 31st, 2019.
"An exceptional opportunity," Kara Chad, Edward Levy
How did you receive the news that you would be participating in the 2019 Longines Masters of Paris Riders Lab?
Kara Chad: It’s a great honor to be part of the 2019 Longines Masters of Paris Riders Lab. To be selected from a large number of young riders is, of course, a great thrill for me. This experience promises to be very rewarding and exciting.
Edward, you will be the local rider at the 2019 Longines Masters of Paris Riders Lab. Does that add extra
Edward Levy: Yes, it does, but it's good! You could even say that it adds additional motivation to perform well in front of your home crowd, under these conditions. Christophe Ameeuw has created an exceptional circuit. When you get to a Longines Masters Series competition, you know, as a rider, that you’ll have such a different experience compared to what you experience every weekend, all year round. The whole promotion of the Riders Lab at the Longines Masters of Paris 2019 is very motivating!
What will your objective be when arriving in Paris-Villepinte in a few weeks’ time?
Kara Chad: Planning my schedule for this Longines Masters of Paris is already a great pleasure in itself. My workload and that of my horses will be organized around this competition. My number one objective is definitely to arrive in the best possible form in Paris, properly prepared, to be able to give it all we’ve got.
What about you Edward?
Edward Levy: The objective is to gain experience. As a young rider, we have everything to learn and therefore we’ve got to take full advantage of this superb opportunity that has been given to us by Christophe Ameeuw and his team.