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Longines Global Champions Tour London

Congratulations to Great Britain’s Ben Maher who claimed a double victory at 2019 Longines Global Champions Tour London on his horse Explosion W winning both the individual Grand Prix and helping London Knights win the team event.

Watch this space for details of next year’s competition and in the meantime see our ‘What’s On’ page for spectator events coming up in the next few months. 

Royal Hospital Chelsea is the venue for the world’s premier showjumping series returning to the capital for three days of thrilling top-level equestrian sport.  Longines Global Champions Tour London tickets are on sale.

World-class showjumping is all set on the South Grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea which lead down to the River Thames featuring the breathtaking backdrop of the heritage buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

The Longines Global Champions Tour of London features the sport’s Olympic and world champions including three-time LGCT London winner Scott Brash and Olympic teammate and 2018 LGCT Champion Ben Maher.  This is a full list of the riders and horses taking part.

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A highlight on the social as well as equestrian calendar the London event on the Longines Global Champions Tour calendar is the 14th event on the circuit, coming at a key stage in the 2019 season when the ranking battle will be at full throttle for a place in GC Prague Playoffs. 

A fantastic family day out is guaranteed at this unique and exciting venue.  Alongside the showjumping there is a lively shopping village with kids’ activities, a variety of refreshments and food outlets to suit every taste.  Visitors also benefit from unique access to the warm up arena to see the elite horse and rider combinations preparing for competition.

Don’t miss this chance to see the greatest horses and riders in the world up close and in action at the home of the Chelsea Pensioners with top-level competition daily.

Action from 8.30am daily on Friday and Saturday and from 8am on Sunday.  This is the provisional timetable in full.

Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets‘ link.

Tickets for Sunday are available on the gate.

Travel tips: Information on public transport and parking is available from the Royal Hospital Chelsea website.

About the Longines Global Champions Tour: The Longines Global Champions Tour is the individual Championship, with the world’s best battling for the LGCT Grand Prix win.  This offers the biggest prize money of the weekend, valuable Championship ranking points, and a win would mean they qualify for a place in the GC Prague Playoffs, where the Longines Global Champions Super Grand Prix will take place.  This will see the winners of each Grand Prix throughout the season return for a final locking of horns, to see who will come out on top after another electric season on Tour.

Each Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL event can be separated into two categories – CSI 5* and CSI 2* classes.  The CSI 5* is the top level competition, where the top-ranked riders in the world will compete for the highest prize money, over the biggest fences – up to 1.60m which is the highest in the sport.  The CSI 2* classes are slightly smaller in height, and offer opportunities for many local athletes as well as international rising stars.

The GCL is the team competition, where riders unite like never before to compete for points in the overall Championship. All roads lead to the GC Prague Playoffs, which will see 16 teams compete in the GCL Super Cup this November, so every point counts over the course of the Championship calendar.

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