UAE's Ruler Wins Longines FEI World Endurance Championship
Longines VP of Sales Charles Villoz presents a St Imier collection watch to the winner, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
The grounds of the Euston Estate were recently host to a spellbinding display of equestrian power and beauty, thanks to the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships. Longines paved the way for its long and prosperous relationship with equestrian sports way back in 1878, when they began the production of a timepiece engraved with a jockey and his horse. Since then, Longines has become synonymous with the precision and perfection required for the time keeping of sports events.
The event was met with an enthusiastic response, as riders from across thirty eight countries took part in this one hundred and sixty kilometre race. As a part of this day long race, riders rode through the stunning meadows, forest lands as well as farm lands of the Duke and Duchess of Grafton. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid along with his horse Madji du Pont completed the event in seven hours and found themselves as the individual winners of the championship. Team UAE were the recipients of the gold medal and were closely followed by the teams of France and Oman. The Spanish competitor Ikland was also presented with an award for being the horse in the best condition after the race.
Apart from being the official time-keeper for the event, Longines also presented the individual and team event winners with watches from the Longines Saint-Imier collection.
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