Longines Event Makes Stunning New York Debut
The innovative Longines Masters Series added a stop in New York as the top-level show took over NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on April 26-29. The luxury lifestyle took center stage in the Prestige Village, which featured live music, DJ sets, artistic performances, boutique shopping, and art displays as top riders from all over the world jumped, providing a unique experience.
Top-ranked riders from Europe flew over to go head to head with the best of the U.S. riders in competition that kept the crowds on the edge of their seats. New Yorker McLain Ward scored a popular win with the crowd as he topped the $382,300 Longines Grand Prix, while the Riders Europe team eked out a win over the Riders USA team in the creative Riders Masters Cup. Ward was full of praise for the show. “They’re really making this an entertainment spectacle, which is phenomenal,” Ward said. “It’s something that’s been missing in promoting our sport; making it more exciting to a more diverse audience.”