Longines Global Champions Tour, 9-11 Nov, Doha, Qatar
SINCE kicking off in Mexico City in April, the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) schedule is taking in another 13 venues across three continents. A thrilling finale is set to unfold in Doha, where the purpose-built Al Shaqab stadium will host the LGCT showdown for the overall individual champion and the Global Champions League (GCL) team event conclusion.
This is showjumping as never seen before — elite riders, prestigious locations and unprecedented prize money. The vast, horseshoe-shaped Al Shaqab complex is set to provide a fitting backdrop, with state-of-the-art facilities and foot-perfect going in the dazzling main arena. Spectators have a bird’s-eye view from up high and on one side can look down into the warm-up ring.
Luxury hospitality packages are available, featuring a VIP dining experience and a privileged ringside seat. Despite the glitz and glamour, however, Al Shaqab welcomes all — from die-hard showjumping fans to horse-mad families. Visitors in previous years have been treated to a display of Arabian stallions and an all-round unforgettable experience.
NOT TO BE MISSED: The gladiatorial battle between leading team the Hamburg Diamonds (featuring John Whitaker) and close contenders Valkenswaard United.
THE NITTY-GRITTY: ticket prices are yet to be announced. globalchampionstour.com