Three iconic cities, three continents, one multi-million dollar hat trick.
There are three stages of the FEI-recognized Longines Masters series — Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong — with a total of one million U.S. dollars up for grab at each.
If that weren’t enough, the goal of the Masters Grand Slam is to consecutively win all three Grand Prix events for an additional prize of one million Euros. Two consecutive victories will correspond to a bonus of 500,000 Euros, while 250,000 Euros will crown two non-consecutive victories in two of the three cities.
We’re just a month out from the the Hong Kong finale and the excitement is already building. The event will take place at AsiaWorld-Expo, featuring 25 horse/rider combinations competing in six classes over three exciting days.
Friday evening is the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy, with the city’s top jockeys challenged over a show jumping course for the “HKJC Race of the Riders.”
Saturday is headlined by speed and skill with the Longines Speed Challenge. It is the only speed competition of its kind in the world with an identical course over all three legs encouraging riders to improve on their speed from one continent to the next. Last year’s event saw French rider Julien Epaillard beat world No. 1 Scott Brash by only a quarter of a second.
On Sunday, the final day of the show, the awarding of the Massimo Dutti Trophy is followed by the grand finale of the event: the Longines Grand Prix, won last year by legendary British rider John Whitaker.
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