In the various riders correctness criteria are organized. One is Longines Global Champions Tour where jump riders from the international world only too happy to participate.
Jumping on the top-level
The Longines Global Champions Tour is for jumping at the highest level. All games have five stars, the highest degree of difficulty. Top international rider, noted the very high in the world, makes its appearance in this regularity criterion not only honor, but also a lot of prize money at stake.
President and founder of the event is Jan Tops, which for many years at the highest level of the sport meedraaide.After he first called CSI Valkenswaard in life, a somewhat smaller scale, international competitions, he found in 2006 that it was time for a new phase and he founded the Global Champions Tour. The emergence of these games was a major step in the sport.
Global Champions Tour operating over fourteen competitions take place in 12 countries. The bulk of the heats in logically operated in Europe, because most of the best riders will be there. But there are also events such as in Shanghai and Doha.
Typical of the Global Champions Tour is that the events taking place at a unique locations. Thus, we ride in Chantilly with the famous Castle in the background and has the crowd in London not only sight on the slopes, but also on the “London Eye”.
In 2014 for the first time was also a competition in Antwerp, which was held in the port.
Main sponsor Longines
After many years, the main sponsor Rolex was almost all equestrian sports at the highest level, even the Longines has recently upgraded one of the main sponsors in the equestrian world. Longines is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches and caters to an elite audience. Even the rider everything more accessible to ordinary citizens, the sport still always about prestige and luxury, and want to always capitalize on Longines this massive sponsorship.
Perform well at Longines Global Champions Tour can be a lucrative business. The total prize pool distributed over the entire season, is not less than EUR 9 million. Provides also participate in LGCT much attention in the media, which can lead to the appreciation of the horses or better deals for professional riders.
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