A Showdown of Superstars! Riders Qualified for €1,250,000 LGCT Super Cup Grand Prix of Prague CSI 5*

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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