At approximately 5:00 am on April 20th, 20 of the world’s top 5* Elite-level international horses landed at JFK Airport, ready to compete at the debut Longines Masters of New York, April 26-29. The sight at JFK offered a unique glimpse into how these often multi-million dollar Elite equine athletes travel when they jet around the world for competitions and the care they receive during flight, which often rivals the travel experiences of their human teammates.
The horses traveled from Belgium to New York on an 8 ½ hour flight, each with their own passport and accompanied by their entourages of groomsmen/women, a flight attendant, and a vet to tend to their every need. This morning’s arrival was one of the largest equine cargo shipments to ever land at JFK and one of the biggest transportations of horses anywhere in the world, a feat which Longines Masters Series creators EEM undertake each year to ensure that the world’s top horses are able to compete.
Once unloaded from their plane, the horses were immediately inspected and placed in quarantine for 48 hours. Following quarantine, the equine athletes will be caravanned down the Long Island Expressway and walk a literal red carpet into their home for the next week specially-built stables at NYCB LIVE, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
In total, almost 200 horses from representing 10 countries will remain at NYCB LIVE throughout the prestigious four-day competition, presented by EEM with the support of Title Partner and Official Timekeeper and Watchmaker, Longines, as they compete daily with their riders for prize money of up to $382,000 per class.
“Look, a horse!”, goes my not very precise exclamation, during a recent trip through the Peruvian Andes. “Look a Peruvian Paso Horse!”, would have been more correct. But only after rushing out of the car, in the midst of the green expanses, to go and......29 February, 2020
Flyinghorse has teamed up wit Dapple Equestrian, a super elegant and authentic Irish equestrian brand ideated by smart and lovely Eoin O' Neill. We had a little chat and this is what we brought home for you equestrian lovers. Enjoy reading our interview. ...08 December, 2019
Together with the illustrator Andrea Piano, Flyinghorse wants to donate you 5 stories, about the relationship between the horse and human beings. One for every Sunday of advent, until we get to celebrate the 5th one on Christmas eve together. Let’s take make a vow to take the best care of our loyal friends!...01 December, 2019
Verona, 7-10 November 2019 – Fieracavalli launches the first edition of Art & Cavallo, the contemporary art exhibition with an equestrian theme, which elects the horse as a true work of art....10 November, 2019