This year’s highlight of the ‘Longines CSIO St. Gallen’ and the famous ‘Longines Grand Prix of Switzerland’, the result was driven by the strategist The Irish rider Bertram Allen of ‘Hector van D’Abdijhoeve’ won. The runner-up was Richard Howley, another Irish rider riding Chinook, and the third-place was Paul Estermann, Swiss rider riding Lord Pepsi. Longines President Walter von Känel presents an elegant Longines watch to the champion rider.
The Belgian rider Catherine van Roosbroeck became the best rider of the entire race, receiving a Longines Trophy and a Longines watch in recognition of the prize.
The designated watch of this year’s Longines St. Gallen International Equestrian Obstacle Race is a ladies’ diamond-set model from the Longines Equestrian series, which is a symbol of the equestrian world. The line design of this watch reproduces the rectangular buckle shape on the stables of Frances-Montagnes, Switzerland’s only foal breed. Franches-Montagnes comes from the Jura mountains in Switzerland. This area is inseparable from Longines, which uses the flying wing hourglass as the brand’s logo, because the brand was founded here and has successfully occupied a place in the watch industry.