The Emirates-Longines Show jumping season 2011-2012 comes to a grand end
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, April 28 - 2012 at 10:28
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Under the supervision of the Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF) and sponsored by esteemed Swiss watchmaker Longines, the Emirates-Longines show jumping season for 2011-2012 recently culminated in an exciting finale.
Longines Show Jumping last Final 2012 tour was held between the 19th and 21st of April, coinciding with the 1st Sharjah Ruler's International Show Jumping Championship.
Divided into different echelons that catered to a wide variety of riders who displayed their prowess while jumping over different courses and fences of different heights, the overall Longines final tour championship included Big Tours, Medium Tours and Small Tours, the Grand Prix of Sharjah Ruler's International Championship and rides for beginners and young horses.
The prestigious Abu Dhabi CSI 2* Longines Show Jumping First final tour that took place between the 5th and 7th of April, run under the auspices of the Abu Dhabi Sports council, witnessed more than sixty participants both national and international, vying for the grand prize in the respective categories.
Rashed Moh'd Al Romaithi with his horse Caisun took first place at the Big Tour category at the Abu Dhabi finals and the Grand Prix title was clinched by Sheikh Shakboot Al Nahyan and his horse Vitesse Greenfield. The Sharjah leg of the event was another exciting affair as Moh'd Ghanem Al Hajri and his horse Shakira were bestowed with the first prize in the Big Tour category. Ahmed Tolba, who placed fourth in the Big Tour, secured the top honor for the Grand Prix with his horse Splendor.
The official watch of the Sharjah Championship was Longines' exquisite Saint Imier and Tolba was conferred a beautiful prize from the stunning Saint Imier collection. The Saint Imier collection is the epitome of technological prowess and beauty and Tolba received a chronograph fitted with a column-wheel movement that has been developed and produced exclusively for Longines, encased in steel displays and a silvered dial. The victors from the other categories were awarded cash prizes on behalf of Longines.
At the beginning of the Emirates-Longines League season, His Excellency Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Equestrian Federation had called it a privilege to be associated with Longines who thoroughly comprehended the nuances of show jumping.
He said: "With good coordination and cooperation from various stables, clubs, organizers and sponsors, jumping scenario in the UAE will further get a boost in the years to come. The EEF is striving hard to create awareness among all age groups to the jumping fold."
Committed to the sporting arena for years, Longines flaunts a fine and vast legacy of partnerships with equestrian sport. Lending every event its unqiue touch of elegance, Longines further strengthens and enriches its bond with a sport that echoes its precision and grace and with a region that has an immense love for horses ingrained in its heritage.
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