On Sunday 14 December 2014, in Baku, Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice-President and Head of International Marketing of Longines, presented for the second consecutive year the Longines Rising Star Award together with an elegant Longines watch to a young rising star in the equestrian sports. This year, the winner is the Mauritian vaulter Lambert Leclezio who demonstrated his remarkable performance and elegance on horseback. He also received an elegant Longines watch of the Conquest Classic collection. This stainless steel and pink gold watch features an exclusive Longines self-winding mechanical column wheel chronograph movement, a traditional and authentic technical device.
Lambert Leclezio is the first ever vaulter to win a FEI Award. At just 17 years old, he becomes the first athlete to represent his country at Championship level. Thanks to his admirable courage and determination, he grabs sixth place in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
The FEI Awards were set up in 2009 and are presented each year to individuals and organizations notably contributing to progress and excellence in equestrian sports – both indoor and outdoor. The Longines Rising Star Award is more specifically intended for riders between the ages of 14 and 21 who have shown exceptional talent in their field as well as commitment. More generally, Longines attaches great importance to supporting young sportsmen and women.