Sweden will be a new destination on the Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League in 2019 adding another spectacular capital city to the international circuit.
The world’s top riders will compete in Stockholm as the championship series, offering the highest prize money in the sport, plays out in Scandinavia for the very first time. The stunning city, made up of a series of islands on the shores of the Baltic Sea in south-eastern Sweden, will be another eye-catching showcase for world class equestrian sport.
In the last few years the Tour and League have made a series of strategic expansions to major global cities and riviera destinations including Miami Beach, Shanghai, London, Berlin, Mexico City, Paris and Rome. The city centre and tourist locations attract new fans to the sport and the spectacular locations enhance the viewing experience for audiences watching on TV and online.
Jan Tops, President of Longines Global Champions Tour and Co-Founder Global Champions League, said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of Sweden’s capital city Stockholm to our global circuit for 2019. Sweden is a great horse nation and we are looking forward to working with our partners in Sweden and the City of Stockholm to deliver a truly world class event. We are fortunate to have a number of cities keen to join our calendar and it is important in this modern sports landscape to take show jumping to city centres to give new fans an opportunity to see this fantastic sport.”
An equestrian-themed week will see the highest calibre show jumping competition as part of the Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League individual and team series. The new event in the horse-loving nation will take place over the course of a week and as well as international show jumping and dressage, entertainment and activities for families will be presented as part of Stockholm Summer Horse Week.