Showjumpers certainly know how to have a good time — and if that involves donning fancy dress, then so be it.
Saturday night (3 October 2015) at the Longines Masters of Los Angeles was the epitome of glamour, prestige, and fun with top-level showjumping and entertainment at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
As well as the Gucci Gold Cup, spectators were treated to the Charity Pro-Am Style & Competition — a unique team class made up of one professional rider and one amateur rider, riding for charity.
Each of the eight teams dressed up in costumes of their choice as they rode to a music selection complimenting their chosen theme. The team with the best style was decided by a celebrity jury composed of James Bond girl Denise Richards, actress Perrey Reeves from Entourage, and KTLA anchor Sam Rubin.
Each team was judged on the number of penalties over the fences, the team’s style and elegance, as well as the horse’s style.
Kaley Cuoco and teammate Tracy Wade were crowned the Charity Pro-Am Style & Competition winners dressed as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader to benefit Ride On. Jennifer Gates and Jack Towell embodied Wizard of Oz characters for Thrive Animal Rescue, and Hannah Selleck and Jane Richard Philips were Alice in Wonderland and the Queen of Hearts on behalf of Longines and Just World International.
Jennifer Gates and Cadence (pictured) and Jack Towell and Olympe de Brecey rode for Thrive Animal Rescue
Excitement levels are building in H&H HQ ahead of next week's Horse of the Year Show (7-11 October 2015) —…
Hillary Ridland and Zilliam Rose (left) and Mary Frances Looke and Labors Wonderboy rode for Park Place Foundation
Tracey Wade and Estano and Kaley Cuoco and Bionetty (pictured below) ride for Ride On
Jane Richard Philips and Zekina Z and Hannah Selleck and Callway Do Cabo (pictured below) sponsored by Longines for Just World International
Edwina Tops-Alexander and Summertyme and Sophie St. Claire and Lady Mecklenburg (pictured below) sponsored by Gucci for Amade
Don’t miss our full report from the Longines Masters of Los Angeles in the 8 October issue of Horse & Hound magazine