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)
➝ Longines Global Champions Tour: 🇬🇧 Scott Brash w/ Ursula XII
🇺🇸 Miami Beach
➝ Global Champions League: Prague Lions (Anna Kellnerová, Gerco Schröder)
➝ Longines Global Champions Tour: 🇦🇺 Edwina Tops-Alexander w/ California
➝ Global Champions League: London Knights (Emily Moffitt, Ben Maher)
➝ Longines Global Champions Tour: 🇧🇪 Gregory Wathelet w/ Coree
🇪🇸 Madrid – 4th-6th May
🇩🇪 Hamburg – 10th-12th May
🇫🇷 St. Tropez – 31st May – 2nd June
🇫🇷 Cannes – 7th-9th June
🇵🇹 Cascais/Estoril – 14th-16th June
🇲🇨 Monaco – 28th-30th June
🇫🇷 Paris – 5th-7th July
🇫🇷 Chantilly – 13th-15th July
🇩🇪 Berlin – 27th-29th July
🇬🇧 London – 3rd-5th August
🇳🇱 Valkenswaard – 10th-12th August
🇮🇹 Rome – 6th-9th September
🇶🇦 Doha – 8th-10th November
🇨🇿 Prague – 13th-16th December
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)
Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix within Prague PlayOffs – qualified riders:
1. Mexico City: Scott Brash 🇬🇧
2. Miami Beach: Edwina Tops-Alexander 🇦🇺
3. Shangai: Gregory Wathelet 🇧🇪
2018 TEAM PRAGUE LIONS
🇧🇪 Niels Bruynseels
🇩🇪 Holger Wulschner
🇨🇿 Ales Opatrny
🇳🇱 Gerco Schröder
🇨🇿 Anna Kellnerova
Derniers préparatifs avant la première édition du Longines Global Champions Tour Paris Eiffel Jumping présenté par Gucci. Les chevaux sont arrivés aujourd’hui et certains en ont profité pour se détendre dans le paddock, au milieu d’un décor absolument exceptionnel.