Last weekend, the first round of the 2014-2015 Longines International Horse Federation Field Obstacle World Cup kicked off in Oslo, Norway. The Norwegian Qualifier will decide on valuable 12 places to participate in the United States in April 2015. World Cup finals hosted by Svegas. In the end, Dutch rider Jur Vrieling drove the good horse VDL Zirocco Blue NOP racecourse to victory. Longines has been the title partner and official timekeeper of this series for the second consecutive year. The official timekeeper for this competition is a Longines Concas women’s watch, made of stainless steel and set with 30 diamonds.
Longines’ equestrian sport has a long history. The Longines International Horse Federation Field Obstacle World Cup series has a special status for Longines, which cherishes tradition, precision and elegance. The origin of Longines and equestrian sports can be traced back to 1878, when Longines introduced the first timepiece engraved with the figures of jockeys and horse racing.