The countdown is on to the spectacular new GC Playoffs in Prague in one month as riders and teams start the final preparations for the biggest showdown in show jumping.
All eyes will be on the first-ever indoor event on the circuit which will be staged just before Christmas at the O2 Arena in the Czech capital city from 13th – 16th December with an unprecedented 12 million euros in prize money.
A star-studded cast of the world’s top riders will be competing in the new Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix which will be a power-packed contest of the biggest talents from the LGCT series.
LGCT Super Grand Prix qualifier and Prague Lions rider Peder Fredricson said: “To win any of these shows you really have to be prepared to get out of your comfort zone – none of the riders are going to give away a victory so you have to go in and fight for it.
“For sure everyone comes to ride that class to win it. We’ll hope to have our horses in the best shape, and ourselves in the best shape, and of course we’ll try to win it.”
Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix
Scott Brash (GBR) – Mexico City winner
Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) – Miami Beach winner
Gregory Wathelet (BEL) – Shanghai winner
Ben Maher (GBR) – Madrid winner
Harrie Smolders (NED) – Hamburg winner
Carlos Lopez (COL) – Saint Tropez 2nd place after Maher won again
Peder Fredricson (SWE) – Cannes winner
Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) – Cascais winner
Shane Breen (IRL) – Monaco winner
Sameh El Dahan (EGY) – Paris winner
Daniel Deusser (GER) – Chantilly 2nd place after N. Philippaerts won again
Alberto Zorzi (ITA) – Berlin winner
Ludger Beerbaum (GER) – London 3rd place after Brash and Fredricson took 1st and 2nd)
Frank Schuttert (NED) – Valkenswaard Winner)
Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) – Rome 2nd place after Maher won again
Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) – Doha 4th place after top three had already qualified
Source: Press release from LGCT – Longines Global Champions Tour
Photos: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso