Longines Harry Allen appointed Longines Rising Star 2017
The Irish jumping rider was distinguished during the FEI Awards Ceremony in Montevideo.
As FEI’s Top Partner, Longines took part on 21 November 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay, to the FEI Awards Ceremony and granted Irish 16-year-old jumping rider Harry Allen the 2017 Longines Rising Star Award. He was presented the Longines Rising Star by Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, and he also received a Conquest Classic chronograph fitted with a self-winding caliber.
In addition, Longines announced its involvement with FEI Solidarity – which aims to promote and develop equestrian sport – by supporting the “FEI Solidarity Retraining of Racehorses in partnership with Longines”.
More generally, Longines attaches great importance to encouraging youngsters to practice sports. It supports young athletes through programs linked with sports and the values that it upholds, including the Longines Rising Ski Stars prize offered to the best woman athlete under the age of 21 and male athlete under 23 taking part in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, the Longines Future Ski Champions competition for athletes under 16, the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament organized for children under 13, running in parallel to the Roland-Garros tournament, and the Longines Future Racing Stars open to young jockeys at the Prix de Diane Longines.
Based in St. Imier since 1832, Longines has a long tradition in watchmaking, characterised by the elegance of its watches. Using expertise gained as the company has evolved, Longines has gradually forged ties with the world of sport, where it demonstrates its excellence in precision timekeeping. Today, Longines is the oldest brand still in business, unchanged, in the international registers held by the World Intellectual Property Organization...Find out more >
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