Rancho Santa Fe resident Robin Parsky’s Blue Angel and top world-ranked rider Kent Farrington will participate in the inaugural Longines Los Angeles Masters at the Los Angeles Convention Center Sept. 25-28.
More than 25 of the best horse-rider combinations will compete for $1 million in prize money.
EEM World, the creator and organizer of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor, the world’s most prestigious indoor show jumping events, which include the annual Gucci Paris Masters and Longines Hong Kong Masters, announced recently that Los Angeles will host the first American Grand Slam.
The Longines Los Angeles Masters is a unique event combining the best of show jumping, glamorous entertainment and luxury lifestyle over four days of competition and show. Modeled after the Grand Slam in tennis, the Masters competitions are broadcast to a global audience of more than 550 million homes, making it the most televised show-jumping competition in the world.
Christophe Ameeuw, founder and CEO of EEM World, said, “Horses are my passion and it is my dream to bring the wonderful and spectacular sport of show jumping to the forefront of the international sporting scene. With the Longines Los Angeles Masters, we are fulfilling our American dream while adding a third continent to our global event concept.”
Tickets may be purchased at www.mastersgrandslam.com/en/los_angeles_masters/practical_information/ticketing.