Canine and Equine Sports combine for a thrilling event.
New York, N.Y. – The American Kennel Club and EEM will host the first-ever 2019
AKC Agility Premier Cup presented by EEM to be held in conjunction with the Longines
Masters of New York. The event will take place on Thursday April 25th from 4 P.M.- 9
P.M. at NYCB Live at the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
This family-friendly event marks the first time AKC Agility will be held at an Equestrian event, demonstrating the amazing abilities of both horses and dogs in their respective sports. The top 60 canine agility competitors and their handlers from around the country will be invited to compete at the Invitational. Twelve dogs will be entered at each jump height (8”,12”, 16”, 20”, and 24”) for $10,000 in cash prizes. The winner will also have their name engraved on the AKC Agility Premier Cup trophy that will be displayed in perpetuity in the AKC New York Headquarters.
"Agility is an exciting event that is fun to watch for all ages,” said Carrie DeYoung, Director of Agility for the American Kennel Club. “There are so many fascinating similarities between the dog and equine sports. Through this event, the public can learn about agility and cheer on the dogs while learning how it relates to equestrian competitions.”
The Longines Masters of New York is a first-class sporting event that attracts the world’s top ranked equestrian athletes and a large international audience of equestrian enthusiasts. In addition, the event attracts spectators from the arts, fashion, business, high-society as well as local families and those passionate about animals. The grand finale of the international series after Paris and Hong Kong, the Longines Masters of New York offers unparalleled sport, live music, luxury shopping, refined dining, and more. Located at the newly renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in the heart of New York horse country, it is a must attend event.
"We are honored to partner with the AKC for the Agility Premier Cup. The incredible bond between a dog and its trainer is very similar to the relationship between a horse and a rider that make our sport so unique. We felt partnering with the AKC for an agility competition was a natural fit." said Christophe Ameeuw, CEO of EEM and founder of the Longines Masters Paris-Hong Kong-New York series.
Don’t miss out this unique event. Get your tickets now: https://www.ticketmaster.com/longines-masters-of-new-york-tickets/artist/2430591
Highlights of this exciting competition will be aired on AKC.TV available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.
About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
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About EEM World
EEM is committed to bringing the equestrian sport to the global marketplace through its portfolio of annual 5* show jumping events. 5* events are the highest category of competition recognized by the Fédération Équestre Internationale, the global equestrian governing body, where the best riders compete for top prize money. Inspired by the Grand Slams in tennis, EEM created the Longines Masters Series in Paris, Hong Kong, and New York, and the Riders Masters Cup. The EEM events are recognized as among the best competitions in the sport while also providing a unique entertainment and lifestyle environment. EEM is an affiliate of GF Sports, a live events and sports media entertainment company created by New York-based private equity firm GF Capital Management & Advisors, LLC.