A ‘very very happy’ Peder Fredricson scoops the 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour Title

Image of Peder Fredricson holding Longines Global Champions Tour Title

A ‘very very happy’ Peder Fredricson scoops the 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour Title It was ‘game, set and match’ on Saturday after Peder Fredricson wrote his name in history taking his first Longines Global Champions Tour title just hours after helping to secure the GCL team series crown for Valkenswaard United. The championship battle turned out to be a superlative showdown with a script that sporting dreams are made of. Spectators filled the arena positioned in every inch of space as the equestrian world watched on as the knife-edge…

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French produce perfect prelude to LGCT Tour Finals

French produce perfect prelude to LGCT Tour Finals Under the bright lights of the spectacular indoor arena at the X-Bionic Sphere, Samorin, Olivier Robert claimed his second win of the week as he proved his flying form ahead of the super Saturday showdown. The French champion’s win was a perfect prelude to the dramatic and tense Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL Finals, where the 2021 season champions of champions will be crowned. Robert smiled: I think Bosty helped me a lot as at the beginning, I didn’t want to…

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Spencer Smith Scores In Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix

Podium finish for Spencer smith with Chrisitan Ahlmann 2nd and Jur Vrieling Photo: Longines Global Champions Tour

Spencer Smith Scores In Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Šamorín While Championship Battle Will Go Down To The Wire At Next Week’s Finals In one of the most competitive jump-off’s of the 2021 season, it was Spencer Smith and Theodore Manciais who defied gravity and soared into first place claiming his first-ever Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix win under the lights in the spectacular arena of Šamorín. Smith denied Chrisitan Ahlmann of the win by 0.02s and of the penultimate prestigious golden ticket for the Longines Global…

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Ben Maher and Scott Brash ride head to head at LGCT London

LGCT London 2021

  Ben Maher and Scott Brash ride head to head for LGCT London LGCT London preview, 2021 Two of Great Britain’s most talented and celebrated riders, Ben Maher MBE and Scott Brash MBE, are set to go head to head this weekend as the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) London gets underway. Not only are our home riders incredibly talented, both have enjoyed considerable success on the LGCT circuit, with Maher (38) having won eight LGCT Grand Prix titles, and Brash (35) on a whopping 13! Brash being the only rider to…

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Longines Global Champions Tour Monaco Preview

From July the 1st to the 3rd, the Port Hercule will distinguish itself by welcoming the Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco

Longines Global Champions Tour Monaco Preview From July the 1st to the 3rd, the Port Hercule will distinguish itself by welcoming the Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco. A few weeks after the celebrated Formula 1 Grand Prix and the victory of Max Verstappen (NED), the Monoplaces and pit lanes will make way for horses and sand, to enjoy, again, a weekend of great sport. The event features the world’s best show-jumping horses and riders over three days of top level sport. 2021 marks the 15th Jumping of Monte-Carlo which…

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The Countdown to the Start of the TIA 2021 Season is On!

Tops International Arena

The Countdown to the Start of the TIA 2021 Season is On! The stunning state-of-the-art Tops International Arena (TIA) will host eight major show jumping events throughout the spring and summer of 2021. The world-class venue will welcome all levels of horses and riders from around the world to its sensational showground in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands. Kick-off is in April, with two back to back CSI3*, CSI1* and YH (dedicated 5, 6, 7-year-old classes) events on 9 – 11 April and 16 – 18 April. TIA, located in the heart of…

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LGCT Paris Moves Closer to the Eiffel Tower

LGCT Paris

The Longines Global Champions Tour – Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping is moving closer to the Eiffel Tower! In 2021, the world’s best riders and horses will compete within the grounds of Eiffel Tower between 23 – 27 June for an extravaganza of top-class sport and entertainment. Top French and international competitors will battle it out with their equine superstars over 5 days of thrilling competition at the brand new location of the Place Jacques Rueff, Paris, that is even closer to the Eiffel Tower than previous years! A unique and thrilling…

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LGCT and GCL Announces Reschedule due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard.

LGCT and GCL Announces Reschedule due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Show Jumping News :: Everything Horse The team behind the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) and the Global Champions League (GCL) have announced plans to reschedule the upcoming events in Mexico City, Miami Beach and Shanghai due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. A statement followed; We are working with the Alliance of Jumping Organisers (AJO) and the FEI (International Equestrian Federation) to find consensus about new dates this year for these upcoming events. The health and wellbeing of our…

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Daniel Deusser Kicks Off LGCT Title Campaign with a Win in Doha

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Daniel Deusser Kicks Off LGCT Title Campaign with a Win in Doha Show Jumping News :: Everything Horse Daniel Deusser kicked off his campaign for the 2020 Longines Global Champions Tour title with a stunning win in Doha against the cream of show jumping. The 1m60 CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Doha, thrilled spectators with a spectacular showdown with on-form German champion Deusser taking top honours at the first event of the season. Delighted with his win, Deusser also clinched the first golden ticket to the LGCT…

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2020 Longines Global Champions Tour: AL SHAQAB, Doha Preview

AL SHAQAB Dohaarena Longines Global Champions Tour 2020

2020 Longines Global Champions Tour: AL SHAQAB, Doha Preview Show Jumping News :: Everything Horse :: Longines Global Champions Tour The 2020 Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL will kick off at the magnificent Longines Arena at AL SHAQAB in Doha, Qatar, this week. The official rider list is revealed today, with show jumping’s top riders and horses named for this opening leg! The first event of the new individual and team Championships promises to be an electrifying launchpad as athletes size up their rivals, preparing for a strong start…

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‘When in Rome’ for the Longines Global Champions Tour

Longines Global Champions Tour Rome

Over 100 riders of all ages representing 25 countries will descend on Rome for the 16th leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour which was officially launched by Government and Olympic officials at the spectacular Stadio Dei Marmi venue, on Tuesday 3rd September. The world’s best riders will be in the Italian capital for the LGCT Grand Prix and the GCL team showdown at a critical juncture in the 2019 season. The atmosphere in Rome is set to be sizzling and there will be free admission every day for the…

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LGCT Valkenswaard: Harrie Smolders Delivers Dutch Double To Close LGCT Valkenswaard

Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard.

Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard Harrie Smolders (NED) and his “rockstar” Cas 2 delivered the second Dutch victory of the weekend, closing off a phenomenal event full to the brim of top sport during the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard. Smolders took the win almost a second faster than speed merchant Simon Delestre (FRA) and Filou Carlo Zimequest, with Margie Goldstein-Engle (USA) finishing in third with Dicas. Harrie spoke after his win: It’s always a great feeling to win on home turf, and to close the weekend with a…

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LGCT Cannes: Dreher Dazzles as Cannes Gears Up for Saturday Spectacular

LGCT Cannes hans-dieter dreher and berlinda

Hans-Dieter Dreher (GER) and Berlinda dazzled in an edge-of-the-seat triumph during the second day’s action at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Cannes. The 1.50m Prix JW Marriott jump-off class set the scene perfectly for Saturday’s (8/6) GCL Cannes R2 and the LGCT Grand Prix of Cannes, with the promise of a blockbuster showdown featuring the world’s best horses and riders under the glittering lights on the French Riviera. A delighted Dreher said: [Berlinda] was amazing today, she’s really fast. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a win,…

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Daniel Deusser clinches triumphant home win and seizes LGCT ranking lead

Daniel Deusser clinches triumphant home win and seizes LGCT ranking lead

Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso Germany’s Daniel Deusser took over the Longines Global Champions Tour ranking lead after a triumphant home win in blazing sunshine in front of jubilant fans in Hamburg. Deusser and Jasmien v Bisschop were a fraction of a second ahead of Nayel Nassar (EGY) and Lucifer V who put in an electrifying performance in the high calibre jump off to clinch second place ahead of Peder Fredricson (SWE) and H&M All In, completing the LGCT Grand Prix podium. Deusser’s win propelled him into pole position in…

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Equestrian Industry Launches Own Fantasy Game

Germany’s Jos Verlooy and Jacobien Dwerse Hagen rode to win The Bunn Leisure Salver at the world-renowned Hickstead Showground, in West Sussex this morning.

The FEI and Feeling Sports have joined forces to jump into the esports revolution with the launch of the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Fantasy Game. For everyone with a love of horses and equestrian sport, wherever you are in the world, this is a game changer! Kick off … The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Fantasy Game season will kick off with the first of the Europe Division 1 qualifiers. Division 1 takes place at La Baule (FRA) on 17 May 2019, and promises to be a thriller as the…

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Danielle Goldstein and Lizziemary Win Shanghai LGCT Grand Prix

Danielle Goldstein. Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

Danielle Goldstein and Lizziemary Win Shanghai LGCT Grand Prix Danielle Goldstein (ISR) was crowned the leading lady of China with a scorching victory in the Shanghai Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix. A delighted Dani, who won the lion’s share of 610,000 euros, said: We all come here with a mission and I feel I accomplished my mission today.” Riding the magnificent, big-jumping mare Lizziemary and with trademark feathers flying in her hair, Danielle rocketed home as the fastest of nine top-class combinations who had qualified from 35 starters for…

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LGCT: Devos Delight in Shanghai Ahead of Blockbuster Weekend

Pieter Devos (BEL) and mare Jade v. Bisschop

LGCT: Devos Delight in Shanghai Ahead of Blockbuster Weekend On form Pieter Devos (BEL) rode his “amazing” mare Jade v. Bisschop to a stunning super fast win in the €200,000 SPD Bank 5* at the Shanghai Longines Global Champions Tour. Devos was first to go in the 9-strong jump off and fought off challenges from some of the world’s speed aces including Marlon Zanotelli (BRA), who came in second only 0.23 of a second slower with Pius Schwizer (SUI) in third. Chinese fans whooped in delight and gasped in surprise…

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LGCT Mexico City: Jerome Guery’s Glory in Magnificent Mexico City LGCT Grand Prix

Belgium’s Jerome Guery and Quel Homme de Hus. Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

LGCT Mexico City: Jerome Guery’s Glory in Magnificent Mexico City LGCT Grand Prix Belgium’s Jerome Guery and Quel Homme de Hus pulled off a glorious victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Mexico City. Guery, and his powerful bay stallion, emerged triumphant after an exhilarating 12-strong jump off at the stunning Campo Marte show ground earning him a precious ticket to the LGCT Super Grand Prix at the GC Playoffs in Prague in November. Guery threw up his hands in sheer delight when his victory was confirmed…

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LGCT Mexico City: Pieter Devos Saves the Best for Last

LGCT Mexico City: Pieter Devos Saves the Best for Last Pieter Devos (BEL) and top mare Claire Z saved the best for last in an edge-of-the-seat jump-off during the second day of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Mexico City. With fans flocking to get his autograph, a beaming Pieter said: It is an unbelievable show here. We went last, which is always a good position to go, and it was a fast jump-off with a big ring with long galloping lines. I felt [Claire was] fast in Doha, and…

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The Longines Global Champions Tour Arrives in Mexico

The Longines Global Champions Tour Arrives in Mexico The scene is set for the second leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) to take place in Mexico City, in just a few days time. A selection of Great Britain’s most decorated riders, including Ben Maher and Scott Brash will compete against Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) and Harrie Smolders (NED) over the 2,250 metres above sea level setting. Naturally, the top international horses that accompany the riders are already arriving in Mexico’s capital city as anticipation builds for a thrilling showcase…

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Julien Epaillard’s Joy After Victory in Opening LGCT Grand Prix of 2019

Julien Epaillard and Usual Suspect D’Auge triumphed in the first Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of 2019 with a masterful galloping victory in Doha.

Julien Epaillard and Usual Suspect D’Auge triumphed in the first Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of 2019 with a masterful galloping victory in Doha. The Qatari capital played host to the opening leg of the season and it was a blistering jump off under floodlights around Uliano Vezzani’s galloping track at the spectacular AL SHAQAB venue. The French star was first into the five-strong jump off and punched the air in delight when he realised last man in Ben Maher and Explosion W had narrowly failed to beat him.…

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2019 LGCT and GCL Season Officially Declared Open at Qatar’s AL SHAQAB

2019 Longines Global Champions Tour Photo: LGCT/AL SHAQAB

2019 LGCT and GCL Season Officially Declared Open at Qatar’s AL SHAQAB The 2019 Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL series was officially launched today in a pre-season press conference, with the Championship declared ‘one of the best events in the world’ by local organisers. This year AL SHAQAB is the launchpad for the 14th season of LGCT and 4th year of GCL, with over 50 riders from 17 different countries heading to Qatar’s capital city to take part in this weekend’s competition. LGCT President and Founder, and GCL Co-Founder…

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10 Interesting Facts About Billy Twomey

10 Interesting Facts About Billy Twomey TOP international rider Billy Twomey has been a leading player on the show jumping circuit  for many years, with countless wins around the world. Here we talk to the Suregrow sponsored rider and find out 10 interesting facts about the talented Irishman. 1. Growing up in Cork, Ireland, Billy started riding as a child and began competing at the age of six. 2. Billy was always surrounded by horses as his mother Jill and aunt ran a riding school. 3. Horses are in Billy’s…

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Niels Bruynseels and Lady Cracotte Power to Victory in the Last Class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard

Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso

Niels Bruynseels and Lady Cracotte Power to Victory in the Last Class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard In a thrilling final showdown at the Tops International Arena, Niels Bruynseels (BEL) and Lady Cracotte powered to victory in the last class of the weekend in the Longines Global Champions Tour of Valkenswaard. The last day of competition at the venue – which celebrates 25 years of show jumping competition- saw plenty of drama, but it was the lightning fast Belgian rider Bruynseels who denied home hero Eric van…

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Scott makes LGCT history amid jubilation in London as Ben extends championship lead

scott brash makes lgct history

Scott makes LGCT history amid jubilation in London as Ben extends championship lead Scott Brash (GBR) made history at the Royal Hospital Chelsea winning the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of London presented by Sapinda for the second year running. To jubilation in the sold-out grandstands the British Olympic Gold medallist has now won the most number of LGCT Grand Prix ever. Piloting the 9 year old gelding Hello Mr President, Scott delivered a breathtaking performance in front of his home crowd, taking his eleventh LGCT Grand Prix win…

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