LOS ANGELES (Sept. 30, 2016) – Day two of the Longines Masters of Los Angeles
was nothing short of action-packed as Nayel Nassar and Lordan finished on top after
besting the field of competitors in the Longines Speed Challenge. The duo raced
against the clock and finished with an impressive time of 63.47 seconds. Kevin Staut
and Samuel Parot rounded out the winner’s podium at second and third place, with
times of 63.90 and 65.18, respectively. Notable attendees who witnessed one of the
fastest competitions in equestrian sports included Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook, Nick
Bateman, Rocky Barnes, Johnny and Laeticia Hallyday, Guillaume Canet and
James Caan.

Cara Anthony and Ayma de la Demi Lune were the only American combination to
crack the top ten with a final time of 70.56 seconds.

Unique to the Longines Masters Series, the Longines Speed Challenge emphasizes the
swiftness of the horses as each fault is only penalized by 2 seconds as opposed to the
standard 4. With a fallen rail meaning a lesser consequence, riders and their horses
focus on getting through the course as fast as possible.

Riders and horses of all levels found success throughout the day at the Longines
Masters of Los Angeles. Kent Farrington and Creedance took home the Champagne
Barons de Rothschild Trophy in the afternoon’s CSI 5* Masters class. In the Prestige
CSI 2* playing field, Jamie Barge and Luebbo claimed the Hermès Sellier Trophy, while
Estelle Navet and Revann de Lojou claimed the Jonathan Adler Trophy. The National
class finished with Sarah Ryan and Costa de Baugy Z winning the Grand Prix Relay
Trophy, and Alyce Bittar besting her sister, Amelie Bittar, to take home the Just One
Eye Trophy.

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