Longines Global Champions Tour: Ave Roma, The World’s Top Horse Riders Greet You

The Longines Global Champions Tour is back in Rome with great fanfare to the most famous and glorious arena of the ancient world, the Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held for the Roman Ludi in honour of Jupiter and the Consualia, the celebrations dedicated to the god Conso, during which donkey, mule and horse races were held.

 

Longines Global Champions Tour

 

The 2022 edition of the Longines Global Champions Tour makes a stop in Rome again. The ‘Formula 1 of Show Jumping’  takes place from 2 to 4 September, included among the Great City Events of Roma Capitale. Entrance is free for all competitions and shows.

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The 7th edition of the Longines Global Champios Tour in Rome

For the seventh consecutive year, the Longines Global Champions Tour is offering fans and onlookers in Rome a spectacular three-day event with 15 competitions (9 in the CSI2*, 6 in the CSI5*) that will host 122 athletes representing 24 countries from all continents and more than 200 horses, with a prize pool of 650,000 euro.

Longines Global Champions Tour

 

Thirteenth stop of the season and third last act of the tour, Rome celebrates the world’s elite of show jumping: many champions have arrived to compete in the two top competitions of the Longines Global Champions Tour and the Global Champions League, starting with the Swedish world number one Henrik Von Eckermann, double gold medallist at the last World Championships in Herning, to the Olympic champion for Tokyo 2020, the British champion Ben Maher, and the current circuit leader, the German Christian Ahlmann, to the winner of the 2021 edition, the Sweden Peder Fredricson, currently number 3 in the world ranking.

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The Highlights of the 2021 Edition

SCHEDULE

02 SEP CSI2* 1.15m Two Phase Special PRESENTED BY PREMIUMARES
Event time 08:00AM GMT+2

02 SEP CSI2* 1.25m Two Phase Special PRESENTED BY PREMIUMARES
Event time 09:00AM GMT+2

02 SEP CSI2* 1.40m Two Phase Special PRESENTED BY PREMIUMARES
Event time 10:45AM GMT+2

02 SEP CSI5* 1.45m Two Phase
Event time 01:15PM GMT+2

02 SEP  GCL Rome R1 – 1.55m Against the clock
Event time 04:15PM GMT+2

02 SEP GCL of Rome R1 – 1.55m Against the clock – Individual Classification
Event time 04:15PM GMT+2

03 SEP CSI2* 1.40 Against the clock PRESENTED BY PREMIUMARES
Event time 09:50AM GMT+2

03 SEP CSI2* 1.30m Against the clock PRESENTED BY PREMIUMARES
Event time 11:40AM GMT+2

03 SEP CSI2* 1.15m Against the clock
Event time 11:40AM GMT+2

03 SEP GCL of Rome R2 – 1.55m Against the clock
Event time 01:35PM GMT+2

03 SEP GCL of Rome R2 – 1.55m Against the clock – Individual Classification
Event time 01:35PM GMT+2

03 SEP LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR Grand Prix of Rome
Event time 05:30PM GMT+2

04 SEP CSI2* 1.15m Against the clock with jump-off PRESENTED BY PREMIUMARES
Event time 12:00PM GMT+2

04 SEP CSI2* 1.45m Against the clock with jump-off PRESENTED BY PREMIUMARES
Event time 12:00PM GMT+2

04 SEP CSI2* 1.30m Against the clock with jump-off PRESENTED BY PREMIUMARES
Event time 02:30PM GMT+2

04 SEP CSI5* 1.45 Against the clock PRESENTED BY LUNGOPARMA WINES
Event time 02:30PM GMT+2

04 SEP CSI5* 1.50 Against the clock with jump-off
Event time 04:15PM GMT+2

Longines Global Champions Tour

Longines Global Champions Tour Roll of Honour

2006 – Ludo Philippaerts (Belgium)
2007 – Nick Skelton (Great Britain)
2008 – Jessica Kurten (Ireland)
2009 – Michel Robert (France)
2010 – Marcus Ehning (Germany)
2011 – Edwina Tops-Alexander (Australia)
2012 – Edwina Tops Alexander (Australia)
2013 – Scott Brash (Great Britain)
2014 – Scott Brash (Great Britain)
2015 – Luciana Diniz (Portugal)
2016 – Rolf Goran Bengtsson (Sweden)
2017 – Harry Smolders (Netherlands)
2018 – Ben Maher (Great Britain)
2019 – Ben Maher (Great Britain)
2020* – Daniel Deusser (Germany)
2021 – Peder Fredricson (Sweden)

See you this afternoon for the first exciting challenge of the circuit Global Champions League.

by Denisa Kucik

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