Longines fei world cup jumping 2014 15 part 1 the essentials
PRESS KIT 2014/15 LONGINES FEI WORLD CUPTM JUMPING 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials 1 Contents Series Preview: Lure of Las Vegas promises Page 2-3 sensational Longines season Fast Facts - Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Page 4 The Calendar Page 5 Standings & Results Athletes Organisers FEI Online Resources Page 6 Athlete Biographies FEI SportApp & Longines Live Timing Jumping App FEI TV & FEI TV On the Go FEI Photo Catalogue Social media: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Longines Rankings Page 7 Key Contacts Press Officers for Series & Final Page 8 FEI Media & Broadcast Page 9 About Longines and Equestrian Sport Page 10 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials 2 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/2015: Lure of Las Vegas promises sensational Longines season By Louise Parkes The lure of the bright lights of Las Vegas adds an extra edge to the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/2015 season. This series is always guaranteed to provide more than its fair share of excitement, and the trophy is one of the most coveted in the sport. Since Austrias Hugo Simon first held it aloft back in 1979, riders have battled fiercely for a place at the annual Final at which the king, or queen, of indoor Jumping is crowned. And as it returns to the American city where it has been staged on five previous occasions, there is a shiver of anticipation because Las Vegas has produced some of the most electrifying finishes in the 36-year history of the event. wallpapers55.com The qualifying rounds of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping series are not easily won, and the Western European League presents 12 tough qualifying opportunities at some of the most popular and glamorous venues on the international circuit. Record books The record books show that Germany has sent out the greatest number of winners, 10 in total following last seasons superb victory for Daniel Deusser riding Cornet dAmour. However Americans dominated during the early years, winning seven of the first nine titles, and, after a long absence, they made a come-back with victories from Rich Fellers in 2012 and Beezie Madden in 2013. When the Final returns to their doorstep in April 2015 they will be hoping to redress the imbalance and catch up with their main rivals. Experts The watchmaking experts from Longines have a long and distinguished association with equestrian sport dating back to 1878 when a timepiece with a horse and rider engraved on the watch face was first made. Longines has dramatically extended its Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials 3 equestrian sports sponsorship in recent years, but the FEI World Cup series holds a special place in the heart of the Swiss company which treasures the qualities of tradition, precision and elegance. Just as it does in the world of watchmaking, experience also counts for a very great deal and that is one of the things that is tested each season on the indoor Jumping tracks around the world. The ability to jump a big course at speed without touching a pole and then to return to race against the clock is not quickly learned by either horse or rider, but the greatest protagonists of the sport do it with consummate professionalism. Las Vegas Final And there is one man who everyone will be watching if he makes it to the Las Vegas Final. Canadas Ian Millar is a 10-time Olympian who is still cutting it with the very best of them. www.mrwallpaper.com You have to go all the way back to 1988 to recall his very first FEI World Cup Jumping victory in Gothenburg, Sweden with the great Big Ben who returned to do it again the following year. Brazils Rodrigo Pessoa is the only rider to have recorded three wins in a row, while Austrias Hugo Simon and Germanys Marcus Ehning and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum are also three-time champions. But if Millar maintains form he could, at the age of 68, become the fifth triple champion in the history of a series that has consistently set the best apart from the rest. www.worldcuplasvegas.com Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials 4 Fast Facts - Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Longines became the FEIs first Top Partner in December 2012. As the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FEI, the Swiss watchmakers partnership covers a number of major rights packages, including the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping. A total of 12 qualifying rounds will take place in this 37th edition of this prestigious series, before the Final in Las Vegas on 15-19 April 2015. The defending series champion is Germanys Daniel Deusser, who came out on top with Cornet d'Amour (below) at the last series Final in Lyon, France. Worlds oldest indoor Jumping series: 1979 The very first series Final took place in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1979, and Austria's Hugo Simon was the first champion. Riding Gladstone, he finished ahead of America's Katie Monaghan and The Jones Boy in second place, and America's Norman dell Joio with Allegro and Ireland's Eddie Macken with Carroll's of Dundalk shared third place. Dirk Caremans National pride US riders claimed the trophy seven times for the first nine years of the series, but there was a 25-year gap before Rich Fellers re-claimed it in 2012 with the brilliant stallion Flexible. Beezie Madden then made it a back-to-back win for the US at the 2013 Final with Simon. Three riders have claimed the FEI World Cup Jumping title on three occasions, Germany's Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and Marcus Ehning, and Rodrigo Pessoa from Brazil. Pessoa has the distinction of being the only rider to secure three back-to-back wins, and he did so with the same stallion, Baloubet du Rouet, between 1998 and 2000. Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials 5 The Calendar The Athletes & Event Organisers Athletes competing at each qualifying leg will be listed on the Event Organiser websites - to access these, click the button below Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Online Standings & Results All standings and results are available online - to access these, click the buttons below Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials 6 FEI Online Resources Access athlete biographies, download the FEI and Longines Apps, Watch FEI TV live & On the Go, download images free for editorial use and join us on social media. Simply click the logos below. FEI Sport App & Longines Live Timing Jumping Application Available on App Store & Google Play #longinesjumping Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials 7 Longines Rankings Scott Brash (GBR) is the current leader of the FEI World Jumping Athlete Rankings - now called the Longines Rankings. Longines Rankings - Top Ten Click here to view full online Longines Rankings Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials 8 Press Officer Contacts Oslo Anton Granhus firstname.lastname@example.org http://oslohorseshow.com +47 911 77 154 Helsinki Kati Hurme-Leikkonen email@example.com http://www.helsinkihorseshow.fi +358 40 514 4753 Lyon Vronique Gauthier firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.equitalyon.com +33 (0) 967 073 729 Verona Caterina Vagnozzi email@example.com http://www.jumpingverona.it +39 335 6107070 Stuttgart Jrg Klopfer firstname.lastname@example.org http://stuttgart-german-masters.de +49 (0)7 11 / 95 54 - 31 28 Madrid Alba Fernandez email@example.com www.madridhorseweek.com +34 676 998 361 Alejandra Cmara firstname.lastname@example.org +34 609 915 944 London Jo Peck JoPeck@hpower.co.uk www.olympiahorseshow.com +44 1753 847 900 Mechelen Edith De Reys email@example.com www.jumping-mechelen.com +32 475 65 92 81 Leipzig Andreas Kerstan firstname.lastname@example.org www.engarde.de +49 177 75 32 624 Zurich Roman Gasser email@example.com www.mercedes-csi.ch +41 79 635 50 05 Bordeaux Pascal Renauldon firstname.lastname@example.org www.jumping-bordeaux.com Jessica Rodrigues +33(3) 44 620 621 Gothenburg Mayvor Thorin email@example.com www.gothenburghorseshow.com +46 31 368 43 49 The Final - Las Vegas Marty Bauman firstname.lastname@example.org www.worldcuplasvegas.com +1 508 698 6810 Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials 9 FEI Media & Broadcast Contacts Grania Willis Ruth Grundy Director Press Relations Manager Press Relations email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org +41 78750 61 42 +41 78750 6145 FEI Broadcast Contacts Christian Osterode Elizabeth Preston Commercial Manager FEI Television Coordinator, MPB TV FEI Television & FEI TV email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org +44 1403 740303 +41 21 310 4747 Audrey Schroeter Coordinator, FEI Commercial email@example.com Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/15 Part 1: The Essentials 10 About Longines and Equestrian Sport Longines has been based at Saint-Imier (SUI) since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. It has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Longines passion for equestrian sports began in 1878, when it produced a chronograph engraved with a jockey and its mount. Over the years, the brand has built strong and long-lasting links with equestrian sports. In 1912, Longines was proud to partner with its first Jumping event, the Grande Concurso Hippico Internacional, in Portugal. Today, Longines involvement in equestrianism includes Jumping, Endurance and flat racing. Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the worlds leading manufacturer of horological products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, has outlets in over 130 countries. For more information on Longines, click here.