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Some of the World’s Best Riders to Compete at Longines Hong Kong Masters; Begins 28 February

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[HD videos below] The eagerly anticipated Longines Hong Kong Masters, organized by EEM Asia with the collaboration of the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation, gets underway tomorrow (Thursday, 28 February 2013).

Taking place at AsiaWorld-Expo between 28 February and 2 March 2013, the Longines Hong Kong Masters is recognized as an ‘M’ Mark event by the Major Sports Events Committee.

It will be Hong Kong’s first time since the 2008 Beijing Olympics to welcome the world’s top 25 riders and select top notch Asian riders and horses, to compete in a 5-Star International Show Jumping competition.

Participating riders include the current world No. 1 Christian Ahlmann from Germany, London Olympic Gold medalist Ben Maher from the UK, the world’s No. 1 female rider Edwina Tops Alexander from Australia and former European Champion Kevin Staut from France.

 Top-notch Asian riders, including Hong Kong riders Kenneth Cheng and Raena Leung and Japanese rider Eiken Sato, are also set to compete alongside with some of the world’s best in a total of six different classes over the three days of competitions.

 A series of educational, yet fun, activities have been arranged at the paddock area to give the public a better understanding about the sport, and offer opportunities for the guests to get up close to the magnificent horses.

 A special performance from the world-renowned equestrian artist and performer Clémence Faivre has also been arranged for every evening, where she will perform her famous freedom work with horses and in Haute Ecole, while two-star Michelin Chef Yves Mattagne will be creating culinary treats for the VIP guests.

 The organizers expect up to 25,000 visitors over the three days, of which 2,000 will be local VIPs from Hong Kong and around the world.

Exclusive HD video interview with Matthieu Gheysen VP Events Director EEM

Clemence Faivre @ Longines Hong Kong Masters 2013 - HD Video Interview

Longines Hong Kong Masters Press Conference - 27 February 2013

Next year , the Longines Hong Kong Masters will be held 21-23 February 2014.

See also: Longines Hong Kong Masters Pre-Event Press Conference - 27 February 2013 and HD Video Interview with Matthieu Gheysen VP Events Director EEM and Clemence Faivre Horse Show HD Video Interview and Ireland’s Denis Lynch Wins Airbus Competition and Longines Speed Challenge Thrills Show Jumping Fans in Hong Kong and Patrice Delaveau Wins US$700,000 Longines Grand Prix in Hong Kong and Patrice Delaveau Wins US$122,500 Gucci Gold Cup and Patrice Delaveau Wins Prix Poggenpohl.

Pictures from the Longines Hong Kong Masters 2013

As there are so many Pictures of the Longines Hong Kong Masters 2013 we have cut them up into different pages, so do check out: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10, Page 11, Page 12, Page 13, Page 14, Page 15, Page 16, Page 17 and many, many more.

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