BY TPH WEB DIRECTOR BETSY KELLEY
- You will be in Paris. Do you really need any further reasons?
Let’s just get this out of the way now….It’s a big, beautiful horse show in the city of lights
- Salon du Cheval Shopping Expo = Tack. For. Days.
If you haven’t been to the Salon Du Cheval, you are missing one of the most massive tack shopping expos I have ever laid eyes on. Not only are there completely overwhelming amount of products and brands available, there are also “outlet” booths for some of your favorite brands selling show clothes and tack at deep discounts. Yes please.
- The show grounds are amazing.
Separated from the bustle and crowds of the Salon Du Cheval expo hall, Longines Masters is a sight to behold. The open floor plan is filled with carefully manicured decor and boutique shopping experience, all surrounding the warm up ring. Just steps away behind a large black curtain is the main event, a stunning indoor arena where the competition takes place.
- Incredible competition between the world’s top riders
What is a horse show without some hefty competition to add to the excitement? You won’t just see the same familiar faces winning all of the Grand Prixs at home, at Longines Masters of Paris you will watch top-level riders from all over the world compete on the highest quality horses.
- One Word: Fashion.
Whether you are viewing the insanely chic yet somehow incredibly casual street style of a Parisian native, or keeping an eye on what brands riders from across the globe are showing in, you will not be disappointed. This is not your average horse show crowd, with a ringside bar and restaurant and an incredible VIP experience available, this show is the height of luxury.
- The Riders Masters Cup
The first leg of this exciting new addition to Longines Masters is the most anticipated event of the Paris show. For the first round, riders from each country’s team were paired up by a random draw for an exciting, head-to-head competition. For the second round, their coaches will choose which heavyweights from each country are matched up next. Couldn’t make it to Paris? It’s not too late to buy your tickets to the Longines Masters of New York to see the exciting conclusion of the first-ever Riders Masters Cup!
#Repost @longinesmasters (@get_repost) ・・・ Thursday. Illustration by Franckie 🖍 The Riders Masters Cup is a new innovative show jumping competition between the two major equestrian powers: 🇺🇸 vs 🇪🇺 in a never before seen transatlantic battle on Dec, 2nd at the LONGINES Masters of Paris #WAVEYOURFLAG #weridetheworld #longinesmasters #ridersmasterscup #illustration #longines @longines @misterfranckie
By Betsy Kelley - Web Director, The Plaid Horse
Betsy is a Web Developer, Graphic Designer and Photographer from Washington state. She is a self described Tech Nerd who is constantly seeking new platforms to explore, with a special focus on digital design and web marketing. She grew up in the equestrian community, spending time working on breeding farms, in vet clinics, and at training barns. (Photo by Cat McKenna Design & Photography.)