The provisional schedule for the first event of the 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour is now available! Spread over four days, the magical destination of Mexico City will welcome the world’s best horses and riders to the stunning Campo Marte grass arena for what promises to be an electric season opener.
The provisional schedule is as follows, with all times local. Please note, times may change, so please check the website for further details on the day:
Thursday 22nd March
10:30 // CSI2* 1.35m
14:00 // CSI2* 1.45m
17:00 // CSI5* 1.45m
Friday 23rd March
10:00 // CSI2* 1.45m
13:30 // CSI5* 1.45m
16:30 // GCL Team Competition Round 1 – 1.50/1.60m
Saturday 24th March
09:00 // CSI2* 1.35m
13:00 // GCL Team Competition Mexico City Final – 1.50/1.60m
16:30 // Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Mexico City – 1.60m
Sunday 25th March
08:30 // CSI2* 1.35m
11:30 // CSI5* 1.50m
13:30 // CSI5* 1.55m
16:30 // CSI2* 1.45m
Where can I watch it?
All the CSI5* rounds will be streamed live via our website featuring exclusive studio interviews, expert commentary and of course all the action from the arena. Check out GCT TV here to be directed to the live stream, or click here to see the full broadcast schedule. Selected CSI5* classes will also be streamed via our official Facebook Live channels.
Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) & Armitages Boy Flying with Style at the LGCT Mexico City
What does this all mean?
Each Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL event can be separated into two categories – CSI5* and CSI2* classes. The CSI5* 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 CSI2* 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 innovative new GC Prague Playoffs, which will see the top 16 teams compete in the ultimate showdown for the GCL Super Cup this December, so every point counts over the course of the Championship calendar.
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.
For more information on tickets and the location of LGCT Mexico City, please click here.
Source: News Release by LGCT – Longines Global Champions Tour
Photos: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso
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