Longines is proud to be the official timekeeper and designated watch for the 2017 FEI European Eventing Championships, and it continues to fulfill its commitment to supporting the equestrian triathlon. The event will be held in Strzegom, Lower Silesia, southwestern Poland, from August 17th to 20th.
On the 17th (Thursday) and the 18th (Friday), the championship will begin with a dressage, followed by a cross-country race on the 19th (Saturday) and a field obstacle course on the 20th (Sunday). Longines watches the four days of the race, acts as the watch of choice, and issues elegant watches to the winning teams and riders.
Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and International Marketing Director of Longines, said: ‘We are honored to cooperate again with the European Triathlon Championships following the 2015 event held at Blair Castle. We are very proud of this. We are actively involved in equestrian triathlons. Cooperation, has also been the official timekeeper and designated watch of the Luhmühlen CCI **** for the past few years to support the event. This is only our long-term cooperative relationship with the FEI In addition to this, we are also official partners of a number of major international obstacle races, endurance races, dressages, and horse carriages. ‘
Marcin Konarski, chairman of the organizing committee of the FIA European Triathlon Championships, said: ‘The triathlon is against the clock, so the timing and results must be very accurate. Longines is a world-class brand that has long supported equestrian sports and is globally Prestigious events offer precision timing systems; we are happy to partner with the brand. ‘
The relationship between Longines and equestrian sports is also based on the values that have been shared for more than a century: tradition, performance and elegance. Whether in horse racing, obstacle race, triathlon, endurance race, carriage racing and dressage, the brand is an active partner of the world’s top events and major international organizations.