The Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League (GCL) bring together the world’s top show jumpers to compete in prestigious international locations.
Returning to the Royal Hospital Chelsea on 3–5 August, the London leg will be the 13th event on the tour, coming at a key stage when the ranking battles between top riders and teams will be at full throttle.
Battling it out
In 2017, there was an edge-of-the-seat showdown between British Olympians Scott Brash and Ben Maher, as the pair took a one-two result against the very best international riders in the world, much to the delight of the packed grandstands. They were joined at the prize-giving ceremony by the Chelsea Pensioners, which created a fantastic atmosphere at this historic and unique venue for top-level equestrian sport.
This year, the GCL team ranking contest couldn’t be fiercer, with the red-coated London Knights currently in the lead. The competition will be hitting full throttle in London as the Knights, who include British riders Ben Maher and Emily Moffitt, will be looking for home city support as they fight for valuable points to help qualify them for the finals which will be held in Prague.
With just under a month until the spectacular Longines Global Champions Tour of London kicks off at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, an exclusive film featuring British Olympic Gold Medallists Ben Maher and Scott Brash can be revealed.
The top horses and riders in the world will be in action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the event, with the first round taking place on Friday. Saturday will see the GCL London final and the LGCT Grand Prix, and Sunday will see a final day of top sport with a thrilling jump-off class to finish.