A stars studded arrival as 43 World Class horses arrive in LA for the Longines Masters of Los Angeles
24th September 2016 Los Angeles
A stars studded arrival as 43 World Class horses arrive in LA for the Longines Masters of Los Angeles 
Saturday morning September 24th, 43 of the world’s most athletic horses landed safely at LAX on an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777-F plane after an 11-hour flight from Liege, Belgium to compete at the American leg of the Longines Masters Series. After being unloaded from the Emirates SkyCargo freighter the world class equestrian athletes arrived at the Long Beach Convention Center at 7am to prepare for the rigorous and action-packed four-day elite show jumping event taking place from September 29 – October 2.
The Longines Masters of Los Angeles partnered with Emirates SkyCargo, one of the largest international airline cargo operators in the world, for the safe transportation of the 43 horses. To put this feat into perspective, horse racing typically transports only five or six horses at a time. The horses travelled on board the aircraft in custom designed horse stalls and were accompanied by veterinarians and grooms to ensure their health and safety throughout the trip. European Horse Services, a leading provider of equestrian transport, spends months coordinating this delicate process.
Immediately upon their arrival at the convention center, the 43 horses, some of which are Olympians, were escorted to stables built out exclusively for this event. There they will remain in quarantine for 48 hours before uniting with their rider teammates before the competition kicks off on September 29th.
Visit our Facebook photo album for photos of the regal athletes landing at LAX, arriving at LBCC, shots inside the stables as and the grand arrival process. To witness the arrival visit the Longines Masters Facebook page and view the Facebook live.