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Longines and Global Champions Tour announce significant new long-term partnership

Tuesday, 05 December 2017
Longines Global Champions Tour 2017

Photo (c) LGCT / Stefano Grasso 2017 LGCT Champion Harrie Smolders. Photo (c) LGCT / Stefano Grasso.

Longines and Global Champions Tour have today announced a significant new long-term partnership.

A press release from Global Champions Tour reads:

"The global agreement will see Longines renew and extend its status as Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour circuit as showjumping continues to expand its reach and popularity in the modern sporting era.

In 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour will expand to new destinations. A spectacular new Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix will take place on Saturday 15th December in the Czech capital Prague along with the newly announced Global Champions League team Play Offs.

In the new Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix the winning riders of all the LGCT Grand Prix in 2018 will be eligible to compete for a further prize purse. 

Jan Tops, Founder and President of Longines Global Champions Tour, said: “I am delighted to announce this new extended partnership with Longines, which is another landmark for our series and I want to thank Longines for their vision, passion and incredible commitment to show jumping and equestrian sport. Since we launched GCT in 2006 we have strived to raise standards in all aspects of show jumping to benefit all stakeholders and we are committed to driving this further in future years with this tremendous support from our long-term partner Longines.”


Source: Press release from Longines Global Champions Tour // Picture © Stefano Grasso/LGCT

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