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[HD videos below] EEM World, the organizer of the Masters Grand
Slam Indoor, one of the leading indoor equestrian events in the
world, has confirmed Gucci as lead sponsor on the second round of
its calendar, the Longines Hong Kong Masters.
Held at the AsiaWorld-Expo from 28 February to 2 March 2013, this first
edition of the second round of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor
promises to carry forward the tradition of the Gucci Paris
When first established in 2009, upon Gucci’s
return to equestrian sponsorship after an absence of 20 years, the
Gucci Paris Masters immediately established itself as one of the
world’s most prestigious indoor equestrian competitions. Now following Paris, Hong Kong becomes the place to be in 2013 for the
most prestigious equestrian events. A noteworthy calendar welcomes
the world’s 25 best riders and horses.
partnership with the Longines Hong Kong Masters is the latest
extension of the house’s relationship with the equestrian world.
When Guccio Gucci first opened his company in 1921 in Florence,
horse riding often inspired the motifs and symbols of his designs.
Over the years, Gucci’s green-red-green web stripe, appropriated
from a horse’s girth strap, as well as the Gucci horsebit have
become iconic design components ingrained in the house’s history.
Today Gucci sponsors 2012 GCT champion Edwina
Tops-Alexander and holds the Gucci Paris Masters every year.
Christophe Ameeuw, EEM World CEO, “We are proud to
welcome Gucci as official partner of the Longines Hong Kong Masters. Gucci is our loyal partner since the beginning and it is
a real honor for us to see that they follow us at this second round of our Masters Grand Slam Indoor calendar. The prestigious
Gucci brand will grace the Friday evening when the 25 best riders
of the world will tackle the Gucci Gold Cup.”
Giannini, Gucci Creative Director, said, “The Masters provides a
perfect link to Gucci's values, prestige and culture. It is an
event that perfectly symbolizes the traditions we proudly carry
forward from Guccio Gucci’s original fascination with the noble
spirit and infectious allure of the equestrian world.”
The Gucci Gold Cup will take place on Friday, 1 March
2013 at 20:30.
Exclusive HD video interview with Matthieu Gheysen VP Events
Clemence Faivre @ Longines Hong Kong
Masters 2013 - HD Video Interview
Longines Hong Kong
Masters Press Conference - 27 February 2013