Across three continents and spanning 13 diverse countries with a total of 16 captivating destinations, the 2023 Longines Global Champions Tour has solidified its status as a global powerhouse in the world of equestrian sports. With a prize purse exceeding €36 million, it has brought together enthusiasts and athletes from around the globe for an awe-inspiring season.
From the enchanting landscapes of the Middle East to the bustling metropolises of the Americas and the iconic European cities that are the heart of the continent, the 2023 tour has reaffirmed its remarkable presence in some of the world most stunning venues.Whether set against the backdrop of world-renowned capitals, picturesque destinations, or the breathtaking Riviera, the tour has consistently delivered top-tier show jumping, unparalleled hospitality, and world-class entertainment to its dedicated fan base.
The Championship race has culminated in the final stage in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh, for the Championship Finals, and deciding the starting grid for the final culmination of the year’s sporting action in the ultimate final showdown in Prague, Czech Republic at the GC Prague Playoffs.
Once again, precision, power and elegance are combined in two thrilling Championship battles. LGCT and GCL winners, Olympic medallists and World Champions all compete in the highest echelon of the sport with the aim of a coveted podium finish at each leg of the 16-event strong season.
Now entering its seventh year, the Global Champions League (GCL) has attracted 16 formidable teams to the starting grid. These teams have meticulously crafted strategies and plans down to the finest detail, intensifying the rivalry between them to unprecedented levels. The result is an electric atmosphere at the events that truly must be witnessed to be fully appreciated.