👑 The Masters of Chantilly, first prominent equestrian event post-Covid
New prestigious start for EEM: a Masters of Chantilly with Rolex as a partner, set in a unique world setting, located between the Château des Princes de Condé and the Great Stables, built 300 years ago by the seventh Prince, Louis Henri de Bourbon, who built the most majestic monument ever dedicated to the horse, with a capacity of 240 horses. Since 2004, this site, set on the green grass of the two arenas at the heart of the racecourse, one of the most prestigious stops on the international circuit, which hosts a CSI5* (the highest level of competition in the International Equestrian Federation hierarchy), and the best riders in the world.
In this sublime princely setting, the Masters of Chantilly will undoubtedly be the prominent event of the “post-pandemic season” with a unique dimension, as Chantilly is not only a world Capital of the Horse, but also a true “City of Art and History” (an official label awarded in 2007). A combination of horse and art, which will certainly be the trademark of this Masters. “What Aachen is to Germany, Chantilly will be to France”, promises Christophe Ameeuw.
A new appointment in the international sporting calendar with Rolex, an independent Swiss watch manufacturer, a loyal partner of equestrian sports for over 60 years, becoming official sponsor, official timepiece and title sponsor of the Grand Prix.
In July, spectators, masked or not, will be able to find their way back to top sporting events. Regular spectators will discover a new environment, set under the Masters’ colours, with new spaces, and a new village offering entertainment, lifestyle, art, culture and other equestrian and non-equestrian stores.
Each year, EEM calls upon an internationally renowned artist to create the visuals for its events. For this premiere of the Masters of Chantilly, Christophe Ameeuw and Artistic Director Bruno Danto, asked the American artist Aaron Lowell Denton to create the collector’s poster which is revealed here. Based near Bloomington, Indiana, Denton is an eclectic artist capable of creating logos for a South Korean record store as well as various illustrations for the prestigious New York Times and The Atlantic publications. He has created many posters and many album covers, in a slightly retro and even surrealist style. The Masters of Chantilly is his first foray into the equestrian theme.