The one-of-a-kind event called for esteemed competitions, tastes of luxury and celebrity spectators
International luxury real estate brand, Engel & Völkers, proudly sponsored the weekend’s renowned Longines Masters “Grand Slam Indoor of Show Jumping” – one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian events.
“As a lifestyle brand, we have a passion for participating in events that incorporate culture and the arts,” said Raphael Barragán, License Partners of Beverly Hills. “This weekend’s event truly surpassed our expectations – it is not often that such unique productions come to Los Angeles, and we could not be more thrilled for the opportunity to participate,” Santa Monica License Partner, Sandra Miller, continued. E&V New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica were honored to be part of the special tournament.
The “Grand Slam Indoor of Show Jumping” is a series is held in three major cities – Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong – bringing together the best riders in the world for a four day competition mixed with a unique cultural experience. The American leg of the series took place this weekend from September 29th to October 2nd at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Showcasing the world’s best equestrian riders, Saturday night’s competition brought two legendary competing classes to the course designed by Uliano Vezzani – the Emirates Gold Cup and the Pro-Am Style & Competition for Charity. Celebrity spectators included Kaley Cuoco, William Shatner, Selma Blair, Arianna Rockefeller and Izabella Miko. The weekend’s much anticipated charity event also included a celebrity jury composed of Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan, Lawrence Zarian and entertainment reporter Sam Rubin. Notable competitors included Steven Spielberg’s daughter, Destry Spielberg and Jane Richard-Phillips, who rode as samurai ninjas on behalf of Just World International.
Located in the heart of the Prestige Village, the event was nothing short of extravagant, with brands on display includeding Longines, Hermes and Lamborghini. Sunday afternoon’s Longines Grand Prix brought the weekend to a close, as riders competed for the chance to make history by taking home the new 2.25 million Euro Super Grand Slam Bonus.
“It was a truly spectacular weekend,” says Laura DesMoines, Senior Vice President of Brokerage Marketing at Engel & Völkers New York. “It was an honor for us to participate in such an incredible event. We look very forward to the next competition.”