Prague, Czech Republic – October 03, 2019 – Marcus Ehning (GER) has spoken of being “thrilled” at his dramatic eleventh hour qualification for the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix showdown at the O2 Arena in Prague.
The countdown is on for the spectacular second edition of the GC Prague Playoffs with only 48 days to go before a stunning field of 18 of the world’s best riders go for glory in the coveted LGCT Super Grand Prix.
Ehning’s last gasp qualification came in New York last weekend where he secured the final golden ticket to the unique high calibre showdown in the capital of the Czech Republic where the LGCT Super Grand Prix will unfold on Saturday 23 November.
The German champion is up against a formidable pack of the sport’s leading talent showcased in our LGCT Super Grand Prix graphic:
Julien Epaillard (FRA)
Jérôme Guery (BEL)
Pieter Devos (BEL)
Dani G. Waldman (ISR)
Martin Fuchs (SUI)
Daniel Deusser (GER)
Niels Bruynseels (BEL)
Peder Fredricson (SWE)
Ben Maher (GBR)
Maikel van der Vleuten (NED)
Christian Ahlmann (GER)
Darragh Kenny (IRL)
Ludger Beerbaum (GER)
Shane Sweetnam (IRL)
Olivier Philippaerts (BEL)
Marlon Monolo Zanotelli (BRA)
Jessica Springsteen (USA)
Marcus Ehning (GER)
It promises to be a mouth-watering contest to delight show jumping fans around the globe and will be streamed live on GCTV.
Ehning said: “I am very happy to have finally qualified for the [LGCT] Super GP in Prague. I was very close to qualify for it last year and this year I really wanted to achieve it.
“It took the entire season but during this last event in New York Cornado NRW showed his superb quality and with the second place in the [LGCT] Grand Prix gave me the place for Prague. Because the [GC Prague Playoffs] was such a highlight I really wanted to be part of it this year. My goal was finally achieved in New York and I am thrilled to ride in the [LGCT] Super GP in Prague.”
Last year’s inaugural GC Prague Playoffs saw Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) win the LGCT Super Grand Prix and Madrid in Motion triumphed in the GCL Super Cup. The event was hailed a “milestone” in show jumping with a sell out crowd at the weekend. This year 16 teams head to Prague for the GCL Super Cup with the quarter finals kicking off on Thursday 21 November.
Equestrian fans and spectators new to the sport will be able to enjoy an array of exciting entertainment. Jérémy and Sélyne Gonzalez dance with their horses in their world famous show, while Lisa Röckener will display her perfect connection between sport and horsemanship. Guillaume Mauvais and his unique Comtois horses will delight Prague’s spectators, while The National Stud Kladruby – recently heralded as a UNESCO site – will also make an appearance during the weekend. Finally there will be Shetland pony races, as well as dressage and reigning displays for the public. Families can enjoy a special kids show on Friday, with discounted tickets available.
Visitors to the event will have fantastic views of all the sport and entertainment from their seats around the O2 arena and will be able to get up close with some of the top riders during a series of autograph sessions.
Tickets for this unmissable event are available and spectators can select full week packages to ensure they catch every second of thrilling sport and jaw-dropping entertainment. For more information and to book your place now, please click here.
Source: Press release from LGCT – Longines Global Champions Tour
Photos: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso