The Longines Global Champions Tour is the world’s premier five-star showjumping event, held at 15 glamorous locations around the globe – from Miami to Monaco.
The series brings together the top 30 ranked showjumpers in the world, including Olympic, World and European Champions, who battle it out for big prize money. You can expect some of the most exciting competitions of any showjumping series.
H&C brings you highlights from every show, starting with Mexico City and finishing with the final in Doha in November.
ABOUT GCT LONDON
Another spectacular new destination joins the Longines Global Champions Tour circuit in 2017 with a prestigious event at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in the heart of London, marking the return of the Tour to the United Kingdom. The high calibre event will feature the sport’s Olympic and World Champions including Great Britain’s Rio Olympics gold medallist Nick Skelton and members of the London 2012 Olympic Games gold medal team. For the first time in history, the beautiful and historic grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea will host the event from 4th – 6th August.
The unique new venue of the Royal Hospital Chelsea is the location for the world famous Chelsea Flower Show each year. World class show jumping will take place on the South Grounds which lead down to the River Thames with the breathtaking backdrop of the heritage buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Founded by King Charles II over 300 years ago, it has provided care and comradeship for veterans, known the world over as the Chelsea Pensioners.
The UK has a strong equestrian community with millions of people riding and following the top British show jumpers as they compete around the world. The new London event on the Longines Global Champions Tour calendar will be the 12th event on the 15-event circuit, coming at a key stage in the 2017 season when the ranking battle will be at full throttle.