UPDATED: New venue for Global Champions Tour Show Jumping Event
The world’s leading show jumping championships will now be staged at The International Quarter, adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, cementing the equestrian legacy from the London Olympic Games. The change of venue follows the refusal of an application to stage the event at the initial location, Kensington Gardens. The proposal was recently turned down by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
However, the capital will not miss out on world class show jumping this summer and the Global Champions Tour will take place from June 6th – 9th, with the full support of Mayor of London Boris Johnson. It will be one of the first international sporting events in the Olympic Park since the London Games and comes only weeks before the site opens fully to the public.
Previous article published on 17/03/2013:
Kensington Gardens welcomes new Global Champions Tour Show Jumping Event
This summer Kensington Gardens is set to host the world’s leading show jumping championship series as it debuts in the UK. The prestigious venue will welcome the Global Champions Tour of Great Britain, which will help to mark the Equestrian Olympic legacy.
The world’s top 40 riders, including Team GB gold medallists Nick Skelton, Scott Brash and Ben Maher, will all return to the capital to take part in this spectacular event. Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica, Charlotte Casiraghi and current Global Champions Tour champion Edwina Tops Alexander will be among those competing for a staggering £640,000 prize fund.
The event will run over four days from June 6th – 9th and will be part of an international series that visits the most stunning locations throughout the world including Monaco, Doha, Madrid, Cannes, Chantilly and Vienna.
Crowds will watch from a grandstand that seats up to 3,000 spectators and TV screens will be erected around the arena. A shopping village will also be present and corporate hospitality marquees will cater for 700 VIP guests.
Tickets for the event will be available shortly from www.globalchampionstour.com and are priced between £10 and £50.