The New Year started on an exhilarating note with the 2020 edition of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup presented by Longines. The prestigious event was hosted by the Dubai Equestrian Club at the Dubai International Endurance City and had the illustrious watchmaker as timekeeper for another consecutive year.
Once again, Longines marked a successful turn as the Presenting Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup. The event began early in the morning with a buffet breakfast after which guests were escorted into the desert in 4×4 vehicles in order to watch all the action closely.
Featuring some of the top names from the world of endurance riding, the keenly awaited race has participants compete over a distance of 160 km. This year, the Endurance Cup had the top first and third winners from the F3 stables and 2nd Winners from the M7 Endurance stables; Salim Said Al Owais in 1st place and Martina Siplanzone in 2nd place while the third place was won by Saiid Al Harbi from the F3 stables. The winners received an impressive trophy and a stylish Longines timepiece.
Longines is a significant partner of endurance riding with the brand’s passion for equestrian sports dating back to 1878. Besides the renowned HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup presented by Longines since 2010, the Swiss watch brand is also the Title Partner of the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships, which take place this year. The discipline shares Longines’ values of elegance, precision, reliability and a perfect mastery of technique.
Longines has been based at Saint-Imier in Switzerland since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and performance. Longines has generations of experience as official timekeeper of world championships and as partner of international sports federation. Known for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd, the World’s leading manufacturer of horological products. With the winged hourglass as its emblem, the brand has outlets in over 150 countries