For the first time in America the Masters Grand Slam Indoor will take place in Los Angeles, California, with the Longines Los Angeles Masters, bringing together spectacular Show Jumping action and lifestyle entertainment.
During the four days of the event, the Longines Los Angeles Masters will offer its guests exceptional competitions, fine dining experiences with 2* Michelin Chef Yves Mattagne, exquisite luxury shopping, contemporary art provided by the Opera Gallery, activities for children, as well as live musical performances in the Masters Lounge before and after each main event of the day. The full experience provides unparalleled networking and social opportunities, world-class hospitality, and entertainment.
Recognized by both the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) and the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) as a CSI 5* event, the American leg of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor will put Los Angeles on the international equestrian scene as the 25 best riders in the world compete for a total prize money of 1 million USD.
Confirmed riders include: Kent Farrington (USA), Steve Guerdat (Swiss Olympian), Reed Kessler (USA Olympian), Edwina Tops-Alexander(Australian Olympian), Kevin Staut (French Olympian), Scott Brash (UK Olympian Gold Medalist), Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (German Olympian), Georgina Bloomberg (USA), Patrice Delaveau (France) and many more.
Additional names will be announced in the coming weeks, as well as a full list of VIPs attending the event.
WHEN: Thursday, September 25th – Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Friday, September 26th at 9:00pm PT: Longines Speed Challenge (CSI 5*)
Saturday, September 27th at 6:45pm PT: Pro-Am “Style & Competition” for Charity which combines international riders and amateurs riders competing for their respective charities, followed by the night's final CSI5* competition ‘The Battle of the Nations” featuring Team USA vs. the rest of the world.
Sunday, September 28th at 1:30pm PT: Longines Grand Prix (CSI 5*)
A full tentative Program Schedule can be found here: http://www.mastersgrandslam.com/en/los_angeles_masters/program/schedule
WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
MORE: Tickets may be purchased at http://www.mastersgrandslam.com/en/los_angeles_masters/practical_informa....
If interested in a pre-interview with Christophe Ameeuw, founder and CEO of EEM World, Walter von Känel, President of Longines, Frank Lombaers, EEM World's Production & Show Director, or any of the riders, please reach out to LLAMPress@sunshinesachs.com to coordinate.
ABOUT LONGINES LOS ANGELES MASTERS
EEM World, the creator and organizer of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor – the world’s most prestigious indoor Show Jumping events that include the annual Gucci Paris Masters and the Longines Hong Kong Masters - will replicate the unique event concept with the debut of the Longines Los Angeles Masters. Recognized by the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale) and the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) as a CSI 5* competition, the event will attract the best riders and horses from across the globe to compete for $1 million in prize winnings at the Los Angeles Convention Center September 25 - 28, 2014. The prestigious equestrian event is expected to welcome up to 30,000 visitors to watch spectacular sporting action and entertainment over four days of world-class competitions and shows.