Athina Onassis, granddaughter of the legendary Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis, is behind the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show, one of the world’s most prestigious show jumping competitions.
Now in its 8th edition, this world premiere equestrian event sponsored by Swiss watchmaker Longines, and orchestrated by rider Athina Onassis, is a favourite stop on the calendars of the sport’s most elite equestrian athletes.
Also this year, the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show (LAOHS) will return to Ramatuelle’s famous Pampelonne Beach, from 19 – 21 May 2022. This site is well known for its idyllic beauty and has long been a favorite stop among the jet-set crowd.
Mixing glamour with top-level sport, the event takes place just steps from the sea, on a beach shaded by pines. Each year, the show’s world-class facilities are purpose-built for the occasion, including a main arena for the competitions, a practice paddock, horse stalls, a village and VIP area, restaurants, bars, shops, and more.
Beginning in 2018, the Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show joined the ranks of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour. This international show jumping circuit brings together the sport’s top equestrians to compete in the most glamorous locations for unprecedented prize-money. The Championship spans three continents, taking in some of the world’s greatest cities—including Paris, London, Madrid, Shanghai, and Rome—and culminates with a special, year-end event, the Global Champions Playoffs.
The Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show will include two different levels of competition for professional and amateur riders for a total of €600,000 in prize-money. Six CSI5* classes will host the best horse and rider combinations in the world, all aiming for points toward the Longines Rankings. Among these: the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix, with €300,000 in prize-money, and the Global Champions League team competition, where top riders from various countries compete together in high-stakes, multi-round events around the world.
The event will also offer a range of dedicated CSI2* classes for amateur riders, offering the privilege and experience of competing alongside the sport’s greatest names in the same arena.