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Longines Presents the Longines Ladies Awards 2017

Longines pays tribute to high-achieving women in the equestrian world with the Longines Ladies Awards
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NEWS: At the gala dinner of the Pan American Conference presented by Longines, the spotlight shined on Reed Kessler, Georgina Bloomberg, Michelle Payne, and The Honourable Belinda Stronach, P.C – four receipients of the prestigious Longines Ladies Awards. Regarded as the leading women in the equestrian world, they were awarded an elegant model of the Longines Saint-Imier Collection from the hands of Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing. 

Held for the fifth consecutive year, the Longines Ladies Awards ceremony pays tribute to distinguished women who have shown a positive influence and exceptional commitment to the equine cause. This international acknowledgement of the passion for horses is determined by a jury featuring three leaders in the equestrian world: Louis Romanet, Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA); Ingmar de Vos, President of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI); and Nathalie Bélinguier, former President of the International Federation of Gentleman and Lady Riders (FEGENTRI). 

 “We are extremely honoured and excited to recognize the remarkable achievements and dedication of these exemplary women,” said Capelli on the choice of this year’s Longines Ladies Awards recipients. “The four of them are inspiring models for their extensive commitment to their favourite sports and also to helping others. It is this kind of elegance, the elegance of the heart, which we are deeply proud to celebrate tonight, along with the contribution of these women in equestrian sports.”

Longines’ passion for equestrian sports is a long-standing tradition. A chronograph produced in 1878 with the engraving of a jockey and horse was used to time performances on racecourses in New York three years later. Since then, Longines has been continuously timing performances at some of most famous racecourses and equestrian events in the world. The Swiss watchmaker is proud to be the Official Partner of both the IFHA and the FEI.

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