The second LONGINES Ladies Awards ceremony was held at dusk in the Grand Stables of the Princes of Condé in the magnificent Chantilly Castle. That night, Kate Winslet, the ambassador of LONGINES’s elegant image, presented a prize to the equestrian elite judges and guests to Sylvie Robert, Criquette Head-Maarek, Jing Li and Bo Derek in recognition of their contributions to the equestrian sport.
The LONGINES Ladies Awards ceremony was held at Chantilly Castle the evening before the LONGINES French Oak Competition. The famous Swiss watch brand LONGINES held this award ceremony to pay tribute to the winners for their equestrian career and share their passion for equestrianism. At the same time, the brand also awarded this honor in recognition of outstanding women who actively made positive impacts and extraordinary contributions in equestrian sports. This year, the jury of the LONGINES Ladies Awards consists of Louis Romanet, president of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, Nathalie Bélinguier, president of the International Federation of Gentlemen and Lady Riders, and International Equestrian Federation (Equestrian Federation) Secretary-General Ingmar de Vos and Kate Winslet, ambassador of LONGINES. The jury also issued the LONGINES Ladies Award 2014 to Sylvie Robert, Criquette Head-Maarek, Jing Li and Bo Derek.
Witnessed by the guests present, Sylvie Robert was awarded an award in recognition of her contribution to the promotion of equestrian sport in Europe. She hosted the LONGINES FIFA World Cup obstacle course in Lyon, France last April, attracting top jockeys from all over the world; Criquette Head-Maarek received this honor for her great contribution to the art and breeding of horse racing. In addition, she is the only woman to win two Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe titles and three LONGINES Prix de Diane Longines titles. Last year, her trained pony Treve won the first place in the LONGINES World Best Foal.
Jing Li has won awards in recognition of her contribution in Asia; particularly in China to promote equestrian sports. She hosted the LONGINES Beijing International Equestrian Masters at the Beijing Olympic Stadium, the first large equestrian obstacle course in China, and attracted international jockeys. Bo Derek won the award in the United States for promoting and maintaining the welfare and safety of horses. She has worked closely with the Animal Welfare Institute and has been the spokesperson for the Breeders’Cup World Championships and a member of the California Horse Racing Board. Longines’ passion for equestrian sports dates back to 1878, when the brand produced a chronograph engraved with the image of the jockey and his horse. At LONGINES French Oaks Contest 2014, the brand will present a Conquest Classic women’s stainless steel watch with a case set with 30 sparkling diamonds, lined with a white mother-of-pearl surface and diamond hour markers. The unique elegance of this event.
Charles Villoz, Vice President and International Sales Director of LONGINES, Nathalie Bélinguier, President of the International Amateur Male and Female Jockey Association, Sylvie Robert, winner of the LONGINES Ladies Awards, Kate Winslet, ambassador of the LONGINES Ladies Awards and members of the jury of LONGINES Ladies Awards The winners took a group photo at the LONGINES Ladies Awards. (Left to right)
Four winners of the LONGINES Ladies Awards 2014: Patricia Laffon-Parias, Jing Li, Bo Derek and Sylvie Robert, the receiving representatives of Criquette Head-Maarek. (Left to right)
Kate Winslet, LONGINES Elegant Ambassador and member of the LONGINES Ladies Awards jury, took a photo before the awards ceremony.