Daniel Bluman Wins the 45th Hampton Classic Horse Show Timed by Swiss Watchmaker Longines
On September 5th, Longines had the honor of timing the victory of Daniel Bluman, riding Gemma W in the Hampton Classic Grand Prix competition of the 45th Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, New York held from August 29th to September 5th. Daniel received the $300,000 prize and was presented with an elegant Longines watch.
Longines also presented timepieces to the winners of the Grand Prix Qualifier, the Longines Cup and the Longines Rider Challenge competitions. The $75,000 Grand Prix Qualifier prize was awarded to Nicky Galligan, the $73,000 Longines Cup prize was awarded to Alex Matz and McLain Ward claimed victory in the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge.
A model from the Longines DolceVita collection was featured as the Official Watch of the event, highlighting its motto of tradition, elegance and performance.
Since it was created in 1997, the Longines DolceVita collection has been an ode to the sweet Italian way of life. Smooth and sunny, warm and glamorous. Like a daydream on the terrace of a village square, a stroll through the narrow streets of Rome, or blissful relaxation by the sea.
During the Longines Cup, Longines hosted the Longines “Clear the Jump” for JustWorld, a humanitarian non-governmental organization providing education and nutrition to children in under-resourced communities around the world. Longines donated meals each time the Longines obstacle was cleared.
Since the beginning of the partnership between Longines and JustWorld International, Longines’ contributions have helped specifically fund the JustWorld nutrition programs that serve thousands of children. To date, Longines has generously provided more than 330,000 meals.The partnership aims to continue giving back to children around the world who need it most.
The Swiss watchmaker’s equestrian sports timing activities began in the 1860s, when Longines first produced a watch engraved with a horse head, followed by a chronograph engraved with a horse and his jockey in the 1880s, which was widely adopted by American race enthusiasts and officials, starting in New York.
Today, Longines is the Top Partner and Official Timekeeper of the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) associating with top-level competitions such as the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ and the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ – including the North American League and the 16-stage Longines Global Champions Tour.
Based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland since 1832, Longines watchmakers enjoy an expertise steeped in tradition, elegance and performance. With generations of experience as the official timekeeper for world championships, and as a partner of international sports federations, Longines has created strong and long-lasting relationships in the world of sports, over the years. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading watchmaker. The Longines brand, with its winged hourglass emblem, is established in over 150 countries.