Today marks the unveiling of the Global Champions Arabians Tour (GCAT), a groundbreaking initiative that sets the stage for a new era in Arabian horse sport.
With a steadfast commitment to respecting the beauty of the Arabian horse and upholding integrity every step of the way, GCAT is poised to become the world’s most prized and dynamic Arabian horse series.
Respecting beauty with integrity, GCAT is committed to promoting the unique beauty and grace of pure Arabian Horses through an innovative international platform. The tour introduces a brand-new format, featuring events held in state-of-the-art venues located in iconic locations across Europe and the Middle East. These venues are carefully selected to provide an unparalleled experience for both participants and spectators.
“We are shaping a new era and crafting a lasting legacy in Arabian horsemanship,” said GCAT Chairman Faleh Al-Nasr. “The Global Champions Arabians Tour is not just a series of events; it is a celebration of the timeless bond between humans and these majestic creatures. We aim to elevate Arabian horse shows to a different level, connecting people and cultures through a shared passion for these extraordinary animals.”
The inaugural season of GCAT promises to be historic, with an unprecedented prize pool of €17 Million, setting a new standard in Arabian horse sports. This significant investment reflects our dedication to recognizing and rewarding excellence in horsemanship.
Doha, Qatar – February
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – February
Muscat, Oman – April
Cannes, France – June
Valkenswaard, Netherlands – July
Rome, Italy – September
Paris, France – December
Jan Tops, Founder & President of Global Champions, added,
“GCAT represents a milestone in the world of equestrian sports. The tour is designed to be inclusive, embracing a global audience through live events and digital content. This innovative approach ensures that the beauty of Arabian horsemanship is accessible to anyone, anywhere.”
The highlight of the GCAT season is the crowning of the Season Champions, positioned as the pinnacle awards of Arabian horse sport. These awards will showcase the finest specimens of Pure Arabian Horses, and the most skilled Handlers, competing at the highest level for the title of Season Champion in their select categories.
As GCAT takes center stage, it promises to foster a deeper appreciation for Arabian horses, uniting enthusiasts, and showcasing the rich cultural heritage associated with these magnificent animals. With its commitment to integrity, innovation, and excellence, GCAT is set to leave an indelible mark on the world of equestrian sports.
The confirmed 2024 dates will be announced in the upcoming days.