LGCT Season Opener Iminent in Doha for 2024

Longines Global Champions Tour 2024 Doha

The anticipation is palpable as the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) gears up for its inaugural event of the 2024 season in Doha, set to take place from February 29 to March 2. Fans can expect a thrilling display of fierce competition as the world’s top riders converge on the Longines Arena at AL SHAQAB, Doha.

Leading the charge is last year’s LGCT Championship runner-up, Maikel van der Vleuten, who is determined to kick-start his campaign with a strong start in Doha. Could this be the year he secured his first ever LGCT Title? Joining him are renowned riders such as world number one Henrik von Eckermann, along with previous LGCT Grand Prix of Doha winners Denis Lynch, Edwina Tops-Alexander, and Niels Bruynseels, all vying for the coveted top spot at the first event of the season.

One of the most anticipated moments of the tour is the return of Marco Kutscher, adding an extra layer of excitement as fans eagerly await his performance after his hiatus from the tour. The roster reads like a who’s who of show jumping legends, with Christian Ahlmann, Malin Baryard-Johnsson, Max Kuhner, Simon Delestre, Marcus Ehning, John Whitaker, Christian Kukuk, Pieter Devos, Jur Vrieling, Richard Howley, Eduardo Alvarez Aznar, Sanne Thijssen, set to showcase their skills in the iconic arena.

The under-25 talent is out in full force this week as the likes of Jodie Hall Macateer, Oliver Fletcher, Jeanne Sadran, Harry Allen, Sara Vingralkova and Antoine Ermann all present at the first event of the season. 

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Spectators attending the event can look forward to a weekend filled with luxurious hospitality, family-friendly activities, and, of course, world-class show jumping action. For those unable to attend in person, all classes will be streamed live on GCTV, providing fans with front-row seats to the excitement.

Tickets for the Longines Global Champions Tour of Doha are available now, offering an opportunity to witness history in the making as the 18th season starts with a bang. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit here.

Don’t miss out on the exhilarating kickoff to the 2024 LGCT season in Doha, where champions will be made and legacies forged in the arena of champions.


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