LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR
The 2019 Longines Global Champions Tour began in February with the best riders and horses in the world ready to take on the challenge of winning the prestigious Individual Champion title.
The tour consists of 20 stops that always take place in incredible places around the world: Doha, Mexico City, Miami Beach, Shanghai, Madrid, Hamburg, Cannes, Stockholm, Cascais-Estoril, Monaco, Paris, Chantilly, Berlin, London, Valkenswaard, Rome, Ramatuelle/St Tropez, Montreal, New-York and Prague.
In addition to their battle for the overall ranking, the riders will also compete for a place in the GC Prague Play-offs, scheduled this year in November at the O2 Arena in the Czech capital. The winners of each LGCT Grand Prix will be invited to participate in the second edition of the Longines Global Champions Super Grand Prix, the ultimate competition for the best of the best.
The championship circuit has taken off in Doha, Qatar, and will showcase top-level sport in incredible destinations on four continents this season, with the LGCT Grand Prix every Saturday.
GLOBAL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
The 4th GCL season started in Doha, Qatar in February. The format unique of the GCL allows riders from different countries to compete in the within the same team for the first time in the history of show jumping, offering a breathtaking show combining rivalry and team spirit, in a modern and dynamic format. SCM teams must also present a rider under 25 years of age giving young talents a chance to compete on the world stage.
The GCL events take place over two days at each stage of the circuit, alongside the Longines Global Champions Tour. Highly motivated teams are beat all season to qualify for the GCL Super Cup which is held during GC Prague Play-offs, where they will compete in the shift phases of final, semi-final and final of the GCL Super Cup.