by Nathalie Marchal

Lucy Davis

The young talented generation

During an exceptional day spent at Les Ecuries d’Ecaussinnes where she trains, young champion Lucy Davies played the game of glamour with the participation of two iconic brands: Longines and Porsche.

by Nathalie Marchal

Lucy Davis

The young talented generation

During an exceptional day spent at Les Ecuries d’Ecaussinnes where she trains, young champion Lucy Davies played the game of glamour with the participation of two iconic brands: Longines and Porsche.

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There is a mix of boldness and control, a sort of cocktail – or perhaps more of an alchemy – in the way she sees life and her attitude towards show-jumping. At less than 25 years old, she has a solid natural authority balanced with a friendly smile and a lot of simplicity. With a BA in Architecture from Stanford University, this young American was born in Los Angeles in 1992 and has discovered Europe for the first time when she was 17. She came to train and show in European events during Summer and since then she has been splitting her time between California and the Old Continent.

Learning and competing

Lucy Davis embodies the essence of young talent. On the track-record of her amazing career, we can count plenty of podiums, amongst which the Silver Team Medal won together with Kent Farrington, Beezie Madden and McLain Ward at the Olympic Games in Rio in the Summer of 2016. Has she always loved horses? “My mother loved to ride, it was a very important hobby to her and I used to come to the stables with her since I was little. It seems I was very well behaved” she says with a smile. Besides this love of the equestrian universe, sport has always run in her veins: soccer and football have been for a long time very close to her competitive heart, but at some point, she decided to focus on what she preferred: show-jumping. “I love working with animals. It’s stressful because it can be unpredictable, but it is so rewarding in the sense that it’s a sport that allows you to continuously learn and improve”. A way of learning that she prefers amongst all and that she applies every day with half a dozen horses.

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His name is Barron

A 13-year-old SBS Gelding (For Pleasure x Nabab de Rêve), he is her favourite horse with whom she particularly likes to show. Besides this preferred horse purchased in Belgium, she also rides 5 other renowned horses. “Barron is my favourite “, she says. “He is a sort of ideal package because he is courageous and mindful at the same time and on top of that he has a very particular, sensitive, extraordinary personality that I like a lot. Sometimes he makes me stress but he also makes me laugh!” His name was not given to him by accident. “He was named Barron in tribute to my grand-father who is my role-model in life”. These few words can tell you a lot about the sense of values of this young champion. Her grand-father - himself a horse-racing agent – has taught her not only the importance of will and pugnacity, but also to live life with joy and be grateful for the small and big moments of happiness that life has to offer. “He has always been very athletic, for example when he was in college he was part of the soccer and baseball teams and he showed me how passion for what we do can lead to success.” Nowadays he is retired but he comes often to watch his grand-daughter compete.

Longines World’s Best Racehorse

Longines World’s Best Racehorse

A strategic place in the heart of Europe

« Settling here during Spring and Summer time is perfect for me to show in European events », she says. Here? Yes, in Ecaussinnes, south from Brussels, in the province of Hainaut. More precisely, at Les Ecuries d’Ecaussinnes, an extraordinary place ideally situated in the heart of Europe, home to some of the best horses in the world, trained daily by a professional and renowned team. In the context of a long-term partnership, Canadian Olympic Champion, Eric Lamaze, has moved into the facilities with his full team, his trainees and the entire Torrey Pine Stables. An amazing opportunity for the young rider to experience a fruitful collaboration with his team. “It’s fabulous to be welcomed in this place that has all the facilities and infrastructures, both outdoor and indoor, while being able to work your horses in a true team spirit and synergy – That’s fabulous!”.

A passion for the Longines Masters

These stables are not only the historic cradle for horse breeding, for the selection and training of young horses, and for the Ecaussinnes Academy, but also home to the EEM headquarters and teams, the company behind the famous Longines Masters series. This intercontinental trilogy unfolding under the baseline “We Ride The World”, was created by Christophe Ameew who is its owner and organiser. For its third season starting in Paris the coming Autumn, the series will count on the participation of Lucy and Barron. “It’s a beautiful event to enjoy and spend time with your friends. It’s made for everybody, not only riders”. A rendezvous not to be missed and a particularly exciting adventure to follow closely.

Longines World’s Best Racehorse

Longines World’s Best Racehorse

For beautiful woman riders

With bold design that only adds to its elegance – a true signature of their identity – the watches from the Equestrian collection draw the inspiration for their shapes and materials from symbolic elements of the equestrian universe. A beautiful tribute to the winged hourglass brand and its long-standing passion for equestrian sports.

Longines, Equestrian Collection.

Quartz movement, L178 Caliber, hours, minutes, seconds at 6 o’clock. Oval steel case with silver dial. Hour dial: 12 index diamonds. Hands in blue steel. Steel bracelet with triple security clasp and opening mechanism activated by the push-button.

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Inventing the future

Without audacity, we would still be living in the past. And Porsche would not be Porsche. Because to reinvent the path, you need to act in a different way and defy convention. The new Panamera is evidence of this by associating elements that look opposite – performance and comfort, dynamism and efficiency or even work and family – and all this while remaining faithful to its roots, with the starter on the left and the tachometer in the centre, this new generation stands once again for originality signed by Porsche.

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.

Combustion Engine: 330 hp (243 kW). Acceleration from 0 to 100 Km/h: 4,6 s with the Sport Chrono Package. Top Track Speed: 278 Km/h. Consumption/Emissions* Mix Cycle (1/100 Km): 2,5. CO2 Emission g/Km (Combined Cycle): 56. Daily electric autonomy: 51 Km. Electric consumption in combined cycle, kWh/100 Km: .

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Photos by Nuno Madeira

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