The Eighth edition of the Longines Masters of Hong Kong will not be taking place.

30 January 2020

Release: Originally scheduled for February 14-16, 2020 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, the eighth edition of the Longines Masters of Hong Kong is being cancelled, EEM, the founder, owner and organizer of the event announced today. The decision was taken as a precautionary measure, in view of the recent developments in the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus epidemic which is currently affecting the city of Hong Kong, China and other countries.

“With more than 35,000 people expected from Hong Kong, Asia and around the world, the safety of our audience, sportsmen and women, visitors, exhibitors, service providers, internal teams, as well as that of the horses taking part in the Longines Masters of Hong Kong, is an absolute priority, explains Christophe Ameeuw, EEM Founder and CEO. Considering the uncertainty surrounding the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus outbreak, and in order to guarantee our audience a maximum security level, it is without any hesitation that we decided to cancel the event of February 14 to 16, 2020. Our loyal partners, among which include Longines, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation, DBS Bank, Hong Kong International Airport, AsiaWorld-Expo, the Hong Kong Tourism Office and TVB Pearl, have been informed of the situation and have shown their total understanding and support.”

In the coming days all riders involved in the Longines Masters of Hong Kong will each be contacted individually by the organizer. Members of the public who have already booked their tickets will be reimbursed. Visitors can contact Cityline's customer service hotline at (852) 2314 4228 (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) or visit www.cityline.com. For any other request: (852) 5984 9936 (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.).

The Longines Masters Series is an intercontinental series of prestigious show jumping competitions, recognized by the FEI Fédération Equestre Internationale. For the past five seasons, the Longines Masters Series included the Longines Masters of Hong Kong, the most important Asian event in the industry. The best riders and horses of the world take part in this series.