As equine enthusiasts count down to the Longines Hong Kong Masters event taking place February 13−15, they’ll be happy to hear that 62 of the world’s most elite show jumping horses have touched down safely three days before the event. But how does such precious cargo make its way from all over the world to the city that is becoming Asia’s equestrian capital? The horses were accompanied by a professional flying jockey, a vet, and seven groomers during a 13-hour, 10,000-kilometer journey from Europe, documented here.
More than just a sports competition, this sports-meets-social event will see AsiaWorld-Expo transformed into three areas: the Stables, the Main Competition Ring, and the Prestige Village, where a wide range of entertaining and educational activities will take place, including art exhibitions, equestrian inspired fashion shows, DJ performances, champagne tastings, and luxury shopping at partner brand pop-up stores like Gucci and Massimo Dutti. The event represents the Asian leg of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor Series, which will continue with the Longines Los Angeles Masters (October 1−4) and end with the Gucci Paris Masters (December 3−6).