Now in its 7th edition, the celebrated Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show is one of the world’s most premier show jumping competitions. Sponsored by the Swiss watchmaker Longines, and orchestrated by rider Athina Onassis, this exceptional event is a favorite stop on the calendars of the sport’s most elite equestrian athletes.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show (LAOHS) will return to Ramatuelle’s famous Pampelonne Beach, from 28 - 30 May 2020. This site is well known for its idyllic beauty and has long been a favorite stop among the jet-set crowd.
Mixing glamour with top-level sport, the event takes place just steps from the sea, on a beach shaded by pines. Each year, the show’s world-class facilities are purpose-built for the occasion, including a main arena for the competitions, a practice paddock, horse stalls, a village and VIP area, restaurants, bars, shops, and more.
Beginning in 2018, the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show joined the ranks of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour. This international show jumping circuit brings together the sport’s top equestrians to compete in the most glamorous locations for unprecedented prize-money. The Championship spans three continents, taking in some of the world’s greatest cities—including Paris, London, Madrid, Miami Beach, Shanghai, and Rome—and culminates with a special, year-end event, the Global Champions Playoffs.
The Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show will include two different levels of competition for professional and amateur riders for a total of €617,000 in prize-money. Six CSI5* classes will host the best horse and rider combinations in the world, all aiming for points toward the Longines Rankings. Among these: the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix, with €300,000 in prize-money, and the Global Champions League team competition, where top riders from various countries compete together in high-stakes, multi-round events around the world.
The event will also offer a range of dedicated CSI2* classes for amateur riders, offering the privilege and experience of competing alongside the sport’s greatest names in the same arena. In total, the LAOHS will host 120 riders and 230 horses representing more than 20 different nations.