A Coruña, Spain – July 10, 2023 – Heading to A Coruña for the first time in the Longines Global Champions Tour history, the highly anticipated 10th leg of the season is set to captivate audiences at the magnificent Casas Novas Equestrian Center from 14 – 16 July.
Featuring an extraordinary line-up of world-class talent, next week’s rider list boasts the crème de la crème of the show jumping world. Taking center stage is current LGCT Championship leader Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) who is accompanied by world number one Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) who will be aiming to rocket up the overall season standings.
Fresh off his remarkable victory at the LGCT Grand Prix of Paris, Christian Ahlmann (GER) will be a formidable contender for the A Coruña title while home hero and crowd favorite, Eduardo Alvarez Aznar (ESP) will undoubtedly receive an outpouring of support as he represents Spain on home soil.
Gerrit Nieberg (GER) makes his debut on the tour this season, as an exciting addition to the A Coruña lineup, eager to make his mark and leave a lasting impression among the sport’s elite. Having secured an impressive second-place finish in last week’s LGCT Grand Prix, Harrie Smolders (NED) is determined to go one step further in the picturesque town of A Coruña. But he will have to battle it our with his Paris Panthers teammate, 3-time LGCT Champion, Ben Maher (GBR) whose presence at A Coruña adds another layer of excitement to the event.
A true legend of the sport, John Whitaker’s inclusion in the riders list ensures the competition will have to be on top form as he challenges the likes of Niels Bruynseels (BEL), Malin Baryard-Johnsson (SWE), Lorenzo de Luca (ITA), Max Kuhner (AUT), Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (ITA), David Will (GER), Philipp Weishaupt (GER), Denis Lynch (IRL), Bertram Allen (IRL), Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) and Spencer Smith (USA).
As anticipation builds for the Longines Global Champions Tour A Coruña, fans alike can look forward to an exhilarating three days of intense competition, showcasing the highest level of show jumping skills from an extraordinary lineup of riders.
The vibrant city of A Coruña is known for its rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and passionate equestrian community, A Coruña provides the perfect backdrop for this stage. Nestled along the stunning Galician coast in Spain, the city’s picturesque charm and welcoming atmosphere create an ideal setting for both riders and spectators. As the world’s top show jumpers gather in A Coruña, they will not only be vying for top honors but also immersing themselves in the city’s unique blend of tradition and modernity. The Longines Global Champions Tour’s debut in A Coruña promises an unforgettable fusion of world-class equestrian sport and the enchanting spirit of this remarkable city.
For those avid fans who are unable to attend the thrilling Longines Global Champions Tour A Coruña in person, they need not miss out on the electrifying action. The event will be broadcast live on GCTV, providing a front-row seat to all the heart-pounding moments at the crucial stage of the season. GCTV brings the excitement and spectacle of the series directly into their homes from anywhere in the world.
Source: Press Release from the Longines Global Champions Tour
Photo: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso