International Riders List For Longines Masters Of New York

Lauren Hough & Ohlala Ph. ©Thomas Reiner

It’s all in place for a stunning weekend of elite showjumping as the world’s best riders, including the two most recent U.S. winners of the Longines FEI World Cup Final, will come together at the NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in New York on April 26-29.

This is the debut of the innovative Longines Masters Series in New York as the third leg joins Paris and Hong Kong on the calendar with four days of thrilling jumping sport showcasing the best riders and horses from around the world, including multiple World Cup Final winners and Olympic medalists.

The action includes Friday’s exciting Longines Speed Challenge, the sheer power of Saturday’s Masters Power Six-Bar, and the thrilling conclusion of Sunday’s Longines Masters Grand Prix of New York. In addition, Riders USA will take on the Riders Europe challengers in a transatlantic battle with the two-round Riders Masters Cup team competition, which puts a priority on speed and is slated for Saturday evening’s feature.

“New York was a dream and I still can’t believe it is a reality.”

“New York was a dream and I still can’t believe it is a reality,” said President and CEO of EEM the creator of the Longines Masters Series Christophe Ameeuw, recognized as a global leader in indoor showjumping. “We are overwhelmed by the warm welcome we have had in New York from longtime partners such as Longines, the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the Longines Masters Series, Automobili Lamborghini and Sam Edeleman, as well as new brands, including Mark Cross, Douglas Elliman, Devialet, and the entire equestrian community. We bring our guests the best in show jumping, entertainment, and hospitality, and we’ve raised the bar this year.”

Blazing the way for the U.S. contingent are the stalwarts of the U.S. team, McLain Ward and Beezie Madden, who both hail from New York State. Entering New York with recent success, Madden brought home a win at the Longines FEI World Cup™ Final on April 16 in Paris while Ward finished fourth. Both Ward and Madden have two team gold and one team silver medals from Olympic Games and both have won FEI World Cup™ Finals (Ward in 2017), but neither has topped a Longines Masters Grand Prix, so they’ll be hungry to add that title to their resume. Devin Ryan, who turned in an amazing second-place result at the 2018 Longines FEI World Cup™ Final behind Madden, is also set to compete at the Longines Masters of New York.

Lauren Hough and Laura Kraut, both Olympians, FEI World Equestrian Games, and FEI World Cup Finals veterans, will also jump in New York for the U.S. aboard their exciting stars like Ohlala and Confu, respectively. New York’s reigning hometown hero, Georgina Bloomberg, will be joining them in the ring. The U.S. veterans will be joined by a U.S. roster brimming with young talent, including Jessica Springsteen, Kristen Vanderveen, Andrew Ramsay, Quentin Judge, Lucy Deslauriers, and Adrienne Sternlicht.

World #2, Harrie Smolders, will spearhead the European riders at the Longines Masters of New York and he’ll be joined by an impressive cadre of European riders. Smolders is on a hot streak, having won the Longines Global Champions Tour series in 2017. Peder Fredricson of Sweden, and Kevin Staut of France, will join Smolders when the European stars arrive in New York.

Also, lining out for the European veteran riders will be Patrice Delaveau, who won the Longines Masters of Hong Kong Grand Prix this past February and will look to continue his road to the Grand Slam Bonus, while Philippe Rozier of France and Gregory Wathelet of Belgium compete to reign supreme. Joining them are the under-25 contingent of Edward Levy of France and Olivier Philippaerts of Belgium.

International Riders List for CSI5* Longines Masters of New York:

 BEL Belgium
PHILIPPAERTS, Olivier Goofy van T Laerhof, H&M Forever d’Arco ter Linden
WATHELET, Gregory Iphigeneia de Muze, MJT Nevados S
 CAN Canada
BALLARD, Erynn Catoki’s Son Z, Fantast, Handy van Hd
 FRA France
DELAVEAU, Patrice Aquila HDC, Vestale de Mazure HDC
LEVY, Edward Rafale d’Hyverniere, Rebeca LS
ROZIER, Philippe Reveur de Kergane, Sheriff de la Nutria LM
STAUT, Kevin Ayade de Septon et HDC, Vendome d’Anchat HDC
 GBR Great Britain
DERBYSHIRE, Amanda Cornwall BH, Lady Maria BH, Luibanta BH
 ISR Israel
BLUMAN, Daniel Bacara d’Archonfosse, Entano, Esmee
MICHAN, Alberto Darkos Promise, Glasgow de Muze
 ITA Italy
GAUDIANO, Emanuele Chalou, Einstein
 NED Netherlands
SMOLDERS, Harrie Capital Colnardo, Cas 2
 SUI Switzerland
RICHARD PHILIPS, Jane Calinesse de Guldenboom, Izmir van de Baeyenne
 SWE Sweden
FREDRICSON, Peder H&M Zaloubet, Hansson WL
 USA United States of America
BLOOMBERG, Georgina Crown 5, Manodie II H, Paola 233
DAVIS, Lucy Caracho 14, Cassis 54
DESLAURIERS, Lucy Fruehling van D Avrije
GOUTAL, Brianne Fineman, Viva Colombia
HOUGH, Lauren Agatha D Ecaussinnes, Ohlala
JUDGE, Quentin Conrad de Hus, Messenger
KOCHER, Andrew Allure G, Kahlua, Navalo de Poheton
KRAUT, Laura Curious George, Hello Guv’Nor
MADDEN, Elizabeth Coach, Con Taggio, Jiva van ‘T Broekend
MINIKUS, Todd Chaventyno, Quality Girl
RAPOSA, David Iliona, S & L Sage
RYAN, Devin Cooper, Eddie Blue, Florida
SCHEIRING, Sarah Dontez, Kokette van de Heffinck
SPRINGSTEEN, Jessica Cynar VA, Volage du Val Henry
STERNLICHT, Adrienne Cristalline, Pembroke, Toulago
TROMP, Mattias Chicago Hof Eversem Z, Quinta 106
VANDERVEEN, Kristen Bastian 86, Bull Run’s Divine Fortune, Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili
WARD, McLain Clinta, Daline, Hh Callas III

Source: Press Release from Longines Masters