About the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup

Germany’s Marcus Ehning produced a breath-taking jump-off round with the stallion Comme Il Faut to win the sixth leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2016/2017 Western European League in Madrid, Spain today. (Hervé Bonnaud/FEI)

About the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™

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Here is a short piece for you to learn more about the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup. With all that goes on in the equestrian industry with regards to competition and other types of events, it’s easy to get confused. So, we thought to take some time out to explain.

The annual Longines FEI Jumping World Cup is the world’s premiere individual Jumping series. The event is a breeding ground of equestrian legends, attracting the world’s best showjumpers who are both young and old. The event is now in its 42nd season (2020),  and witnesses the very best human and equine athletes from 16 leagues in 43 countries around the world. Each horse and rider combination will battle it out to qualify for the prestigious title, AND a whoping jackpot (more than €1.3 million, 2020) This year’s Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final will be held in Las Vegas (USA) from 15 – 19 April 2020.

A total of 14 athletes from the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup North American League qualify alongside winners of the 15 other leagues from around the world. Last season, for the third time in the long history of the prestigious series, Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat with his horse Alamo. The pairing showed nerves of steel under the most intense pressure to take the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup title at the Scandinavium Arena in Gothenburg (SWE).

The sponsors, Longines

A household name to those who enjoy equestrianism, as well as those who don’t, Longines has been based at Saint-Imier (SUI) since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to elegance, tradition and performance. It has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Longines’ passion for equestrian sports began in 1878, when a timepiece was made with a horse and jockey engraved on the watch face. Over the years, the brand has built strong and long-lasting links with equestrian sports. In 1912, for the first time, the brand was involved as timekeeper for a show jumping event in Portugal.

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Today, Longines’ involvement in equestrian sports includes jumping, endurance and flat racing. Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, has outlets in over 150 countries.