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January 11, 2018 – International competition will shine once again during Eq Marketing’s Longines FEI North American League Event, the Triple Copa Scappino CSI 4*-W, presented by Audi, January 24 – 28, 2018. Kicking off the new year in the second largest city in Mexico, Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, competitors will be vying for top prizes and valuable Longines FEI World CupT M points at the gorgeous Guadalajara Country Club. Highlights include tracks developed by 2016 Summer Olympics Course Designer Guilherme Jorge and the Longines FEI North American League World CupT M Jumping event on the afternoon of Saturday, January 27th. This is the penultimate Longines FEI World CupT M qualifying opportunity in the West Coast sub-league, and the eleventh leg of fourteen in North America.

Photos by Piper Klemm.

The CSI4*-W Competition offers $4,110,000 MXN (~$213,000) in overall prize money during multiple days of competition, including the Longines FEI World CupT M qualifying class on Thursday, January 25th that will determine the start list for the highlight class on Saturday, the Longines FEI World CupT M Jumping Guadalajara. Jorge will put riders to the test over challenging tracks of up to 1.60m.

The horse show proudly embraces the support of numerous internationally acclaimed sponsors that infuse the event with quality and class. Longines , the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FEI generously lends its supports as the title sponsor. The Swiss-made watch manufacturer brings its signature elegance and its essential data-handling services to the sport, making the event a glamorous affair both onsite and online. Italian luxury fashion house Scappino, founded in 1914, is known as one of the top fine silk producers in the world and offers a variety of merchandise, including ties, shoes, jewelry, fragrances, and sunglasses, among other accessories. German-based automobile manufacturer, Audi, provides sleek and luxurious products to customers all over the globe. Also lending continuous support to Guadalajara’s FEI show jumping event is Taittinger , a French wine family who are famous producers of Champagne, Tequila Reserva De La Familia, the world’s first extra-añejo tequila, hand selected from the Cuervo® family’s private collection and FEM , the Federation Ecuestre Mexicana, an organization whose mission includes supporting superb show jumping in Mexico . And finally, as an institution of the Mexican government, Conade seeks to incorporate physical, recreational, and sports activities into the population in an effort to strengthen social and economic development.

FAST FACTS
Name : Triple Copa Scappino Concurso International, CSI4*-W, presented by Audi Featuring: LONGINES FEI World CupTM Jumping – North American League – Guadalajara

When : January 24 – 28, 2018

Where : Guadalajara Country Club Caribbean Sea No. 260,
Colonia Country Club, 44610 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Tel. (0133) 38172858
Hotels : Grand Fiesta Americana Guadalajara Country Club – +52 33 3648 3500

Hotel Aloft +52 33 1598 8800
Hashtags : Event: #guadalajarashowjumping, #triplecopascappino

FEI: #FEI, #RidetoParis, #Longines

Useful links : FEI North American League – Guadalajara
Official Web site: http://www.feiworldcupmx.com/

Longines Timing: http://bit.ly/2CXIUza – includes FEI schedule, courses, order of go and results
FEM: Federation Ecuestre Mexicana http://fem.org.mx/v3/
Guadalajara Country Club: http://www.gcc.com.mx/index.php (Equestrian events shown under “Instalaciones” or “Facilities”)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/triplecopascappino/ SHOW JUMPING HIGHLIGHTS

Wednesday, January 24 : $15,000 – FEM CUP – 1.40m

Thursday, January 25 : $10,000 – LOTERIA NACIONAL – 1.40m
$25,000 TEQUILA RESERVA DE LA FAMILIA CUP

LONGINES FEI WORLD CUPTM QUALIFIER – 1.50m Friday, January 26 : $25,000 – BANORTE CUP – 1.45m

Saturday, January 27 : $71,000 – LONGINES FEI WORLD CUPTM JUMPING – up to 1.60m Sunday, January 28 : $25,000 – AUDI SCAPPINO CLASSIC – 1.45m

ABOUT EQ MARKETING

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As the organizers of the National Championship, and co-organizers of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Mexico City, Eq Marketing (EQM) the OC, is a Mexican company with almost two decades of experience hosting equestrian events.

Francisco Pasquel, the director of EQM , also actively competes. He seeks to bring top sport to Mexico, as well as create a place for Mexican riders to gain experience in FEI-ranked competitions, bring along young horses and develop young riders in their own country.

Mexico, and for this year Guadalajara, are ready to host a top event for all competitors and spectators in attendance.

ABOUT THE LONGINES FEI WORLD CUPTM JUMPING NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE

The North American League is one among sixteen taking part in the highly successful and global FEI

World CupTM Jumping series, which has been in existence since 1978.

A total of 14 athletes from the North American League will qualify for the prestigious Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Final. The top seven athletes from the East Coast US, top three from West Coast US and the two best-placed athletes from Canada and Mexico.

The North American League boasts a minimum of US $2.4 million prize money across the series, and offers the best Jumping athletes from North America and around the world the chance to qualify for the jackpot of more than US $1.4 million (€1.3 million) on offer annually at the Final.

More at feiworldcup.org. #FEI #RideToParis #Longines

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