The Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL team series return to the vibrant city of Madrid from 4th – 6th May for the first European leg on the circuit. Last year, 9 out of the World’s Top 10 riders locked horns for a sensational battle, with the then World Number 1 Kent Farrington (USA) fittingly coming out on top. As a prestigious addition to the Championship calendar in 2013, Madrid is a globally significant capital which buzzes with sophistication and energy, with this event marking the fourth stop on the 2018 season calendar.
Madrid’s exclusive country club, the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, will host LGCT and GCL at its equestrian centre, where the best riders and horses in the world will compete in the stunning grass arena. The elegant Club de Campo Villa de Madrid is a well-known venue in the city and an important hub for those passionate about equestrianism.
With excellent equestrian facilities and two golf courses – including one designed by the late Seve Ballesteros – this unique venue brings together elite level competition and the glamour of world-class show jumping in the historic Spanish capital. The show ground is only a few kilometres from the famous monuments and architecture within the heart of the city, including the Plaza de Cibeles, with its stunning Cibeles Fountain. Previous years have seen home heroes serenaded on the podium, and with world-class action promised once again, it’s set to be an exhilarating first European stop on the Tour.
Source: Press Release by Oxersport
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