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Mayor of London lends support to the GCT

Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Peter Phillips, Boris Johnson, Nick Skelton, Jan Tops and Walter von Kanel. The Mayor of London was yesterday joined by Team GB gold medallist, Nick Skelton, as they announced details of the LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR in the capital, set to be staged adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR, the world’s leading show jumping championships, will be staged at The International Quarter, which is adjacent to the iconic Olympic Park from June 6 – 9th 2013.

The event will cement the extraordinary equestrian legacy from the London Games and has received full support from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. The world’s top 30 riders will be competing, including GB gold medallists Nick Skelton, Scott Brash and Ben Maher. A grandstand for 3,000 spectators, paying from £10, will be erected around the arena with corporate hospitality marquees for 500 people alongside. Tickets for the event are available now from

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: 'I am thrilled to welcome yet another elite sporting event to London and in this case, one which is being hosted in Stratford next to our iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Equestrian fixtures were a real highlight of the Olympic and Paralympic Games not just in terms of the healthy medal haul but also the impeccable staging. I've no doubt the Longines Global Championships Tour will be an equally unbridled success re-affirming once more that London is a world class city for sport.'

Event organiser Peter Phillips of SEL-UK (Sports & Entertainment Ltd), said: “It’s great to have the London Mayor’s support for the event which will really build on the fantastic Olympic legacy of Great Britain’s equestrians.  It’s a great chance for the public to see Olympians in action, just a year after their success in London.”

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