Global Champions League 2018: Are you ready?

The Global Champions League is the World’s premier five-star show jumping event across many countries.

My vision is clear… Only the best for the best » Jan Tops, Founder and President of the Longines Global Champions Tour and Co-Founder of the GCL.

For the first time in the history of show jumping, top riders from different countries unite to compete on the same team ensuring electrifying competitions over a Championship season. The ground-breaking concept will deliver fascinating tactical battles and fierce rivalries in 17 stunning venues around the globe, culminating in the ultimate showdown at the GC Playoffs in Prague this December.​​
The world’s most unique teams will showcase spectacular sport, formidable partnerships, fierce rivalries and top-level entertainment across a total of 17 international events, battling it out over the GCL season for the prestigious team Champions crown.

🇲🇽 Mexico City
➝ Global Champions League: Miami Celtics (Denis Lynch, Michael Duffy)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇬🇧 Scott Brash w/ Ursula XII
🇺🇸 Miami Beach
➝ Global Champions League: Prague Lions (Anna Kellnerová, Gerco Schröder)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇦🇺 Edwina Tops-Alexander w/ California
🇨🇳 Shanghai
➝ Global Champions League: London Knights (Emily Moffitt, Ben Maher)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇧🇪 Gregory Wathelet w/ Coree
🇪🇸 Madrid
➝ Global Champions League: London Knights (Emily Moffitt, Ben Maher)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇬🇧 Ben Maher w/ Explosion W
🇩🇪 Hamburg
➝ Global Champions League: St Tropez Pirates (Laura Klaphake, Pieter Devos)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇳🇱 Harrie Smolders w/ Don VHP Z
🇫🇷 St. Tropez
➝ Global Champions League: Shanghai Swans (Pedro Veniss, Daniel Deusser)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇬🇧 Ben Maher w/ Winning Good
🇫🇷 Cannes
➝ Global Champions League: Valkenswaard United (Alberto Zorzi, Jur Vrieling)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇸🇪 Peder Fredricson w/ Hansson WL
🇵🇹 Cascais/Estoril
➝ Global Champions League: Paris Panthers (Gregory Wathelet, Darragh Kenny)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇧🇪 Nicola Philippaerts w/ H&M Harley
🇲🇨 Monaco
➝ Global Champions League: Rome Gladiators (Constant Van Paesschen, Marlon Zanotelli)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇮🇪 Shane Breen w/ Ispwich van de Wolfsakker
🇫🇷 Paris
➝ Global Champions League: Montreal Diamonds (Jos Verlooy, Harrie Smolders)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇪🇬 Sameh El Dahan w/ Suma’s Zorro
🇫🇷 Chantilly
➝ Global Champions League: London Knights (Ben Maher, Nicola Philippaerts)
➝ LGCT Grand Prix: 🇧🇪 Nicola Philippaerts w/ Chilli Willi
🇩🇪 Berlin – 27th-29th July
🇬🇧 London – 3rd-5th August
🇳🇱 Valkenswaard – 10th-12th August
🇮🇹 Rome – 6th-9th September
🇶🇦 Doha – 8th-10th November
🇨🇿 Prague – 13th-16th December

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🇨🇿 Prague: New Global Champions PlayOffs 2018

Prague PlayOffs

The new Global Champions Playoffs will be staged in the magical Czech capital Prague, one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a UNESCO World Heritage site, promising unforgettable excitement for millions of equestrian fans worldwide.
The premiere of the thrilling new format for team show jumping will take place from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th December 2018 at the dynamic O2 arena, which hosts major concerts and sports events, and will be the first indoor event on the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL calendar.
Prague, known as « the City of a hundred spires », will stage the play offs over four days at the O2 arena with top-level sport and great entertainment for approximately 14,000 spectators. The event will take place in the run up to Christmas when the fairytale city will have a special festive atmosphere where visitors can enjoy the contrast of Prague’s historic Baroque architecture and the famous Castle and the cool modern neighbourhoods and art and design zones. (Press release)

Current riders qualified for LGCT Super Grand Prix at GC Prague Playoffs:

1. 🇬🇧 Scott Brash (Mexico City)
2. 🇦🇺 Edwina Tops-Alexander (Miami Beach)
3. 🇧🇪 Gregory Wathelet (Shangai)
4. 🇬🇧 Ben Maher (Madrid)
5. 🇳🇱 Harrie Smolders (Hamburg)
6. 🇨🇴 Carlos Lopez (St. Tropez 2nd place after Maher won again)
7. 🇸🇪 Peder Fredricson (Cannes)
8. 🇧🇪 Nicola Philippaerts (Cascais/Estoril)
9. 🇮🇪 Shane Breen (Monaco)
10. 🇪🇬 Sameh El Dahan (Paris)
11. 🇩🇪 Daniel Deusser (Chantilly 2nd place after Philippaerts won again)
12. (Berlin)
13. (London)
14. (Valkenswaard)
15. (Rome)
16. (Doha)
17. 🏆 (Prague)


Prague Lions - Global Champions League

🇧🇪 Niels Bruynseels
🇩🇪 Holger Wulschner
🇨🇿 Ales Opatrny
🇳🇱 Gerco Schröder
🇨🇿 Anna Kellnerova


📌 02 arena – Českomoravská 2345/17, 190 00 Prague, Czech Republic.

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