Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show: New Prestigious Destination


June 4 to 6, 2015 – Pampelonne Beach – Saint-Tropez peninsula

The Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show launches its second edition June 4th to 6th, 2015 at legendary Pampelonne Beach on the Saint-Tropez peninsula. Wonderful news for this year, the competition becomes the 3rd stage out of 8 on the prestigious FFE French Tour (Bordeaux, La Baule, St Tropez, Cannes, Paris, Chantilly, Dinard, Lyon).

The French Tour consists of eight 5-star international show jumping competitions in France. The high quality organization for the competition is a world reference which enables the FFE to host three major international competitions: two stages of the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping, two stages of the Longines Global Champions Tour and one stage in the Nations Cup.

The tour's purpose is to promote exceptional French equestrian events.

“We are delighted that the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show is now one of the French Tour's stages. It is an exceptional event that meets all of the tour's requirements including the purpose of promoting exceptional French equestrian events and sharing intense sporting emotions with riders, owners and spectators!" states Jean Morel, the FFE's Tour and Sponsorship Manager.

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