Masters 2004-2010 Brussels
Top 10 Finale 2008-2011 Brussels - Paris
Masters 2009-2014 Paris
Masters 2014 Los Angeles
of Los Angeles 2015-2016 Los Angeles
of Hong Kong 2016-2017 Hong Kong
It all started back in 1997, when Christophe Ameeuw, a passionate equestrian, founded the Ecuries d'Ecaussinnes.
Highly reputed, the stables play a key international role in horse-trading, high standard breeding, training-clinics and propose an innovative leasing of sport horses.
Organizing show jumping events was a natural follow up to Christophe's passion for this sport.
He made his debuts in 2004, when with the Pessoa family he took over and relaunched the Jumping de Bruxelles (known as the Audi Masters), an event dear to him, as it was where his passion for horses was born as a child.
In 2009 he created EEM World and with his know-how and event marketing expertise decided to salvage the Jumping de Paris, which had been interrupted for years.
Building a partnership with the luxury fashion house of Gucci - who made a come back to the world of equestrianism after a 20-year absence - EEM World launched the Gucci Paris Masters alongside the Salon du Cheval, the most important horse related exhibition in France. The challenge was overwhelming but the event became a major success.
The Gucci Paris Masters welcomes up to 50.000 visitors to witness spectacular sporting action and entertainment over four days of world class competition and shows, and enjoys a worldwide audience of 550 millions households, far more than any other equestrian competition.
After 4 successful editions of the Gucci Paris Masters, recognized as the most prestigious international indoor show jumping event, Christophe Ameeuw, decided to make his dream come true and unroll the Masters Grand Slam indoor concept in three continents, adding Hong Kong and Los Angeles to the world renowned Parisian event.
On March 2013 the inaugural Longines Hong Kong Masters, the first international 5* show jumping competition in Asia since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was an overwhelming success.
Christophe Ameeuw commented:
" It has always been my dream to bring show jumping to the forefront of the international scene and give our wonderful and spectacular sport the awareness and visibility it deserves. The Masters Grand Slam Indoor concept, inspired by tennis, was created with that in mind ".
In 2014, EEM conquers a third continent as the Masters unrolls its red carpet in America for the first time. The inaugural edition of the Longines Masters of Los Angeles was the first CSI 5* on the West Coast and rated the best indoor event in North America. In a TV news report about the Masters of Los Angeles, top US sport media ESPN headlined Show Jumping the "NEXT BIG USA SPORT."
In 2014, December the 11th during its General Assembly in Baku, the Masters Grand Slam Series was officially approved by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). As of 2015, the Longines Grands Prix of Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Paris form a new extraordinary sporting challenge.
The world's best riders and horses will compete for one million dollars in prize money at each leg of the series. In addition, any rider who consecutively wins the Longines Masters Grands Prix in Paris, Hong Kong and Los Angeles will be rewarded with the Masters Grand Slam Super Bonus.
The 23rd of June 2015, EEM and the Swiss watchmaker Longines, partner to the most beautiful sporting events in the world, announced the creation of the Longines Masters on three continents. Already the title partner and official timekeeper of the Longines Masters of Hong Kong and the Longines Masters of Los Angeles, Longines will also headline the Longines Masters of Paris.
Throughout the years EEM has built a solid and trustworthy relationship with prestigious partners that have greatly contributed to the success of the Masters and continue to support the Longines Masters in their wonderful journey.
including Gucci, Airbus, Dassault Falcon, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Ceneca, Emirates, Massimo Dutti, Land Rover, Hyatt, PRG, Opera Gallery, Mercedes Benz, Laiterie de Montaigu, Barons de Rothschild, Shanghai Tang, Amade, Eurosport, TVB, Equidia, LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Le Figaro, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Equestrio, Hong Kong Tatler.
"We are proud that Longines, which believes in our vision and has assisted us to succeed in Asia and then in the United States, has renewed its trust in us. This trust is further strengthened today as Longines becomes the title sponsor of the Longines Masters on three continents. This is a new era for the Longines Masters, and together we would like to continue to bring a new perspective to equestrian competitions through exceptional events that attract new audiences in France and abroad," states Christophe Ameeuw, Founder and CEO of EEM.
The new ultimate sporting challenge across three continents presented by EEM is designed to bring the equestrian sports in the international spotlight and create history.
Inspired by the legendary Grand Slam in tennis and officially recognized by the FEI, the Grand Slam Indoor introduces an unprecedented bonus of 2,25 Million Euros to the rider who can succeed in claiming top spot in the Longines Grand Prix Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong.
The Super Grand Slam: 2.25 Million Euros bonus for a triple consecutive Longines Grand Prix victory starting in Los Angeles, then Paris and Hong Kong in the same season The Grand Slam: 1 Million Euros bonus for three consecutive victories in the Longines Grand Prix from one season to the next.
With total potential prize earnings of up to 4,500,000€, this new intercontinental challenge raises EEM and its "Grand Slam Indoor of Show Jumping" to the ranks of legendary sporting events such as the Ryder Cup for golf, the Grand Slam for tennis and the America's Cup for sailing.
Who will be the first rider to make the new show jumping history?
"If equestrian sports are a matter of taste, there is still a consensus that no one can question: the beauty of the horse transcends the sport, and beyond the extraordinary performance of the riders, conveys a feeling of wonder.
And this is doubtlessly what makes show jumping universal, transcending countries, cultures and populations. Its treasured values do not need rules to exist. They are shared without effort as a testimonial. There is something profoundly captivating in the competition, like a theatrical play that mesmerizes and transports you.
In a world that is becoming more and more digital, the experience of the live spectacle is a rare and enviable commodity. All over the world sports events gather the crowds and unlock passions, inspired by social networks as symbols of a generation that is eager to share.
This emotion, this dream, this enchantment that we bring to our «Masters » is our mission at EEM. Each new season of the Longines Masters Series, "Grand Slam Indoor of Show Jumping," across three continents, three cultures, three emblematic cities, Los Angeles, Paris, and Hong Kong, we carry the values of our sport as an antidote to the venoms of our time. A few moments of wonderment in a tormented world."
Christophe Ameeuw – Founder and CEO of EEM
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