The Longines Global Champions Tour will make a sparkling debut in 2014 in the “diamond city” of Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp will become part of the world’s most prestigious show jumping circuit next year welcoming the world’s Top 30 riders for several days of top-level competition.
The addition of Antwerp to the Longines Global Champions Tour calendar introduces another exciting European destination to the series, which already includes Chantilly, Monte-Carlo, Hamburg, Cannes, Madrid, London, Valkenswaard and Estoril.
Longines Global Champions Tour President Jan Tops said: “I am delighted to welcome the City of Antwerp to the Longines Global Champions Tour series in 2014. We look forward to our first-ever event in this special city as part of our prestigious championship series and will be announcing further details next month.”
The Longines Global Champions Tour is heading for the 11th leg of the 2013 season in Vienna and will travel to Doha, Qatar for the final stage in November. The world’s best riders and the highest prize money in the sport are hallmarks of this premier show jumping circuit founded by Dutch Olympic gold medallist Jan Tops in 2006.