Two-time Olympic veteran Daniel Bluman won the Longines Hampton Classic riding a 10-year-old Dutch warmblood mare, Gemma W. P
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Alex Matz wins the Longines Cup at the 45th Hampton Classic Horse Show.
Nicky Galligan rides Javas Miss Jordan to win the Hampton Classic Grand Prix Qualifier.
Longines continues to make strides in the equestrian world as the sponsor of the 45th Hampton Classic Horse Show.
For Longines, involvement in equestrian sports dates back to 1878 and continues to this day, with partnerships in show jumping, fl at racing, endurance and eventing competitions. On Sept. 5, Longines celebrated this connection with the Grand Prix competition at the 45th Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, N.Y. Enthusiastic crowds returned in significant numbers aft er missing the Hampton Classic last year. The excitement among the well-dressed crowd was palpable. The $300,000 Grand Prix competition winner was Daniel Bluman, riding Gemma W. The 10-year-old Dutch warmblood mare, owned by Blue Star Investments, took the course in a breathtaking 34.750 seconds. Longines also hosted Clear the Jump for JustWorld, a humanitarian nongovernmental organization providing education and nutrition to children in under-resourced communities worldwide. Each time a horse and rider cleared the Longines obstacle, the watchmaker added to its donation. In addition to the grand prize, Bluman was also presented with a Longines watch from the DolceVita Collection, featured as the official watch of the event.