The Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show returns to Pampelonne Beach in June
From June 1 to 3, 2017, for the fourth consecutive year, the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show returns to the famous Pampelonne Beach, legendary for its beauty, as a film location and a popular destination for jet-setters.
Mixing glamour and top-level sport, the event will take place a few steps from the sea, at the back of the beach, shaded by pines, in an area that has been set up for the occasion: main arena for the competitions, practice paddock, horse stalls, village, VIP area, restaurants, bars, shops…
This exclusive event, that combines sport and elegance, is orchestrated by rider Athina Onassis whose passion for horses and equestrian sport has been the driving force behind this prestigious show.
This new edition will feature two different competitions organized in the same place, the CSI5* and the CSI1*, for a total of € 549,000 in prize money. The world’s best riders / horses will compete in the 4 classes of the CSI5*, all valid for the Longines ranking, including the Longines Grand Prix with € 300,000 in prize money. The 9 classes of the CSI1* will be reserved for amateur riders who will have the privilege of competing in the same arena as the world’s best riders.
A total of one hundred riders and nearly 200 horses are expected, representing more than twenty countries.