Some of the world’s most stunning cities like Paris, London, Shanghai and Doha, Qatar have seen it but now, for the first time, the Longines Global Champions Tour has lowered its anchors on the shores of Miami Beach. With spectacular blue waters of the Atlantic as a backdrop, this horse show made an epic jump by showcasing this sport in a magnificent setting. Many international equine athletes with their world-class horses coincided in this ocean-side arena to compete for the Longines GCT Grand Prix and the American Invitational for $879,000 in prizes across five 5* classes.
From Venezuela to Britain (with World Nº 1 show jumper, Scott Brash) and of course the U.S., this high quality Tour thrills riders like Jessica Springsteen (yes, daughter of iconic american singer Bruce Springsteen) who came exclusively for the occasion. Georgina Bloomberg, Edwina Tops-Alexander, Jennifer Gates and Athina Onassis de Miranda are also among the high-profile competitors.
Ancestral Rome will be the next sensational venue to join the 2015 series for the Tour’s 10th season as well as a new location for London. This year’s combined prize fund is over €10million (US$11.23million), making it one -if not the one- Tour that offers the richest prize money in this exquisite sport. globalchampionstour.com