News Friday, June 29th 2012
Suspense, emotion, and sporting prowess, are the hallmarks of this stage of the Global Champions Tour. A gold-standard event, the three-day Monaco competition offers a spectacle of unparalleled calibre.
Jaeger-LeCoultre at Global Champions Tour in Monaco © Jaeger-LeCoultre
The International Jumping of Monte Carlo takes a new dimension : Jaeger-LeCoultre, the reference in Swiss fine watchmaking, becomes the official sponsor and time-keeper of the tournament on June 29th, entitled “Jaeger-LeCoultre Pro-Am Cup Monaco”.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Pro-Am Cup Monaco
A competition on Friday June 29th welcomes 17 teams each including one professional rider and one amateur rider. The competition will end in beauty with a party on Friday evening. 17 teams will compete in Jaeger-LeCoultre Pro-Am Cup Monaco on a specific course made by the course designer of the International Jumping of Monte-Carlo.
Charlotte Casiraghi is the patron of this show and competes in this Cup together with Edwina Tops-Alexander, a long-time friend of Jaeger-LeCoultre. From 2009, Edwina-Tops Alexander is the highest ranked female rider. In 2009 and 2011, she won the prestigious Global Champions Tour with her legendary horse Itot du Chateau. Currently ranked No. 10 rider in the world and the world’s No1 female rider, she has also been the first rider in the history of the Global Champions. Edwina Tops-Alexander is a friend of Jaeger-LeCoultre wearing the brand’s iconic Reverso watch.
United Arab Emirates leading rider Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahayan Al Nahayan competes in the Cup as Jaeger-Le Coultre team alongside Jane Davies, an amateur UK rider. Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to be represented by this excellent team and wishes the riders the best of luck for the Tournament.
Just after the course walk, Jaeger-LeCoultre Pro-Am Cup Monaco will start with amateur riders, with a 1m30 course. Then, it’s the professional riders turn, with a 1m50 course. Therefore, each rider jumps one round and the cumulative result of both riders in the team is taken into account.
This competition that links professional and amateur riders emphasizes the family spirit of this sport. Before the Grand Prix on Saturday, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Pro-Am Cup will surprise and delight its spectators. It will definitely be a highlight of this 2012 edition of the International Jumping of Monte-Carlo. ■