Kaley Cuoco, Eve Jobs & Destry Spielberg To Ride In The Longines Masters of Los Angeles

The Longines Masters of Los Angeles announced that Kaley Cuoco, Jennifer Gates (Bill’s daughters), Destry Spielberg (Steven’s daughter), Hannah Selleck (Tom’s daughter), Eve Jobs (Steve’s daughter) have signed on to ride at the upcoming Longines Masters of Los Angeles event taking place at the LA Convention Center.

On October 1- 4, the world’s best riders will converge in California to compete for $1 million in prize money at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles. As the only FEI recognized CSI 5* show jumping competition on the West Coast, the American leg of the Longines Masters series has attracted top-ranked international riders, including 17 Olympians, 23 World Equestrian Games team members, 11 World Cup Finals medalists, the 2015 Pan American Games Team USA Bronze Medalists and Individual Gold Medalist McLain Ward.

“Los Angeles is a premier destination for international competition, and some of the best athletes in the world call it home,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “As we work to bring the Olympic Games to our city in 2024, we are thrilled to welcome the world’s top show jumpers—many of them Olympians and Olympic hopefuls—to compete in the Longines Masters of Los Angeles.”

Following his historic victory this weekend in Calgary, the amazing World Number 1, 2012 Olympic Team Gold Medalist Scott Brash has confirmed that he will kick off his 2015/2016 indoor season at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles. He will be competing in hopes of maintaining his twenty-month reign at the top of the rankings. He will be a major contender for the Longines Grand Prix on Sunday and a strong competitor to fellow British countryman and six-time Olympian John Whitaker. Whitaker will be competing for the chance to take home the €500,000 Masters Grand Slam bonus if he wins the Longines Grand Prix of Los Angeles following his victory at the Longines Masters of Hong Kong.

Other European riders will include Longines World Cup 2014 winner Daniel Deusser (World No. 2, GER) and 2012 Individual Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Guerdat (World No. 5, SUI). Jos Verlooy will return to defend his title in the Longines Grand Prix, and young prodigy Irish show jumper Bertran Allen will return to the ring after his August injury.

Representing the United States will be Number 1 U.S. and Number 3 World rider Beezie Madden, who is a two-time Olympic Team Gold Medalist and Individual Bronze Medalist, as well as her 2012 London Olympics Team USA teammates McLain Ward and Richard Fellers. The recent 2015 Pan American Games Bronze Medal-winning Team USA will also be competing: McLain Ward, Georgina Bloomberg, Lauren Hough and Kent Farrington, along with Jessica Springsteen and more 5* riders.

Along with 5* Masters competitions such as the Longines Speed Challenge, Gucci Gold Cup, and Longines Grand Prix, Prestige and Invitational classes and the Charity Pro-AM Style & Competition will provide a unique opportunity for 2*, 1* and amateur riders to compete alongside masters of the sport. Kaley Cuoco, Jennifer Gates, Destry Spielberg, Hannah Selleck, Eve Jobs, Will Simpson and more will take the ring to show off their skills throughout the four action-packed days.

The hospitality, lifestyle, entertainment and glamour of Los Angeles coupled with the level of sporting competition of show jumping have made this the must-attend event of the year.

Tickets are now available for purchase at Masters Grand Slam.

Established in three of the biggest cities—Los Angeles, Paris and Hong Kong—the unique Longines Masters series is recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale and is one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions worldwide. Created by EEM, the concept of the Masters was born in 2009 with the first edition of the Gucci Paris Masters, now renamed the Longines Masters of Paris. Inspired by the Grand Slam tournaments in tennis, the circuit rapidly developed abroad, with the Longines Masters of Hong Kong in 2013 and the Longines Masters of Los Angeles in 2014.

The world’s best riders and horses will compete for one million dollars in prize money at each leg of the series. In addition, any rider who consecutively wins the Longines Masters Grands Prix in Paris, Hong Kong and Los Angeles will be rewarded with one million euros Masters Grand Slam bonus. For two successive victories, the rider will be awarded €500,000, and winners of two non-successive victories within a series of three Longines Masters Grand Prix will receive a €250,000 bonus.

These events are broadcast in more than 120 countries and reach uo to 550 million households.. Every edition of the Masters is must-attend event that brings together sports enthusiasts, amateurs, celebrities and corporate decision-makers from around the world, who come to enjoy a unique experience, boasting exceptional sport, entertainment, glamour, gastronomy and contemporary art.

Longines Masters of Los Angeles October 1st to 4th 2015
Longines Masters of Paris December 3rd to 6th 2015
Longines Masters of Hong Kong February 19th to 21st 2016

Here are some photos from last year’s event courtesy of Longines Masters of Los Angeles:

Longines Masters of Los Angeles

About The Author

Stephane Marquet
Creative Director

First of all, excuse my French! … I was born in the South of France. Lived in Paris for 10 years and travelled the world until I moved to Los Angeles in 2008, because obviously recession was a great time to move to a new country! I also arrived around Halloween and was greeted at the Social Security offices by a nurse who directed to the window Number 6 so a witch could hand me my social security number. Welcome to America. I am a painter, a photographer and the creative director of BELLO mag.

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