For the second consecutive year the organizing committee of the Longines Global Champions Tour- Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping, led by Virginia Coupérie Eiffel, has chosen to support JustWorld International. In close collaboration with Anne Botella, the JustWorld staff has taken over the management of the information booths and welcoming guests in the stands. For three days, from July 3 to July 5, more than 10,000 people learned more about the organization and its work with children around the world. Marina Hands, actress and JustWorld Ambassador, volunteered with the team to enlighten showjumping riders and guests about the amazing Ambassador Program and how much it helps to support the cause.
The Champs de Mars horse show, held at the foot of the famous Eiffel Tower in front of the Ecole Militaire, is where JustWorld volunteers assisted the show and helped to support JustWorld. “This is an exceptional opportunity to reach a new audience,” testified Jessica Newman. “The cause to help children is universal and affects everyone,” noted Ambassador Marina Hands. Marina and Jessica were invited by Pascal Boutreau and Marine Costabadie to the set of Equidia Life Saturday afternoon at the opening of the Global Champions Tour to discuss JustWorld. “Equidia and their team offer us tremendous support,” says Jessica.
There were about 20 riders who wore the JustWorld colors in the ring. In the CSI5*, Kevin Staut (FRA), Daniel Bluman (COL), Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) and Philippe Rozier (FRA) distinguished themselves with the unique blue and purple attire. Daniel finished 2nd in the jump-off on Friday with Conconcreto Believe, while Philip finished 4th with the horse Rahotep of Tuscany owned by Christian Baillet. New ambassador and former jockey, Dominique Boeuf, won the CSI1* and later Louise Rochefort, skilled rider and daughter of actor Jean Rochefort, officially announced her decision to support JustWorld International by becoming an Ambassador. “We have all experienced a magnificent weekend full of emotions and support,” concluded Jessica Newman.
Sofia Abramovich (RUS), Sevil Sabanci (TUR), Alicia Heiniger (SUI), Abdullah Al Mari (UAE), Olivia Chowdry (USA), Allison Toffolon (USA), Charlotte Augier de Moussac (CZE), and Yasmin Rizvi (USA) also wore the JustWorld colors and were in full support of the organization and its humanitarian causes.
Next up will be the Longines Jumping Chantilly from July 17-19, 2015. We hope to see you there!