At the Dublin Horse Show, the 7th and final stage of the Longines Press Award for Elegance, the American female rider Laura Kraut and the Swiss male rider Pius Schwizer have been awarded the prestigious prize. Longines watches would like to congratulate them on this achievement, not only reflecting their distinctive elegance, but also their exceptional sporting performance throughout the 2009 Nations Cup season. Longines was also very honoured to award the Longines Grand Prix to Toni Hassmann (Germany). The award for the Longines Best International Athlete went to Robert Yves Bost while Captain Shane Carey was Best Irish Athlete.
Among the ten best performing riders throughout the six previous CSIO events (La Baule, Rome, St. Gallen, Rotterdam, Falsterbo and Hickstead), the American Laura Kraut and the Swiss Pius Schwizer convinced the international jury of equestrian journalists most with their incomparable elegance at the Dublin Horse Show.
At this year's Dublin Horse Show, Longines is proud to serve for the fourth time in a row as official partner, timekeeper and title sponsor of the Longines Grand Prix.
The talented Toni Hassmann from Germany won the last Longines Grand Prix of the season, followed by the two Swiss Pius Schwizer and Beat Mandli.
Robert Yves Bost and Captain Shane Carey were respectively awarded the Longines Best International and Irish Athletes.