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Sun, sand & saddles - showjumping on Miami Beach

Updated 10:13 AM ET, Fri April 6, 2018
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Every year, some of the world's best showjumpers spend a weekend competing in an unusual location: Miami Beach. WorldRedEye
The beach offers good conditions under foot... and the weather typically isn't bad, either. WorldRedEye
People hitting the beach have an unexpected chance to meet some of the world's top showjumping horses. WorldRedEye
Here's Irish rider Richie Moloney competing against a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean in the Longines Global Champions Tour 2017 season. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
This rider is José Alfredo Hernández Ortega, from El Salvador. He isn't a pro -- he competes as a hobby. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
This rider, on the other hand, is one of the world's top professionals: Jessica Springsteen. WorldRedEye
Jessica Springsteen and father Bruce pose in one of the luxury tents at the Global Champions Tour in Miami. Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour
Leading riders like Edwina Tops-Alexander, left, let their hair down after the day's events end. WorldRedEye
Events on Miami Beach take place over several days of hot, sunny weather. WorldRedEye
Horses prepare for the rigors of a day's competition in air-conditioned stables. WorldRedEye
U.S. Olympian Lauren Hough competes in front of an intrigued crowd. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Miami is the second of a number of iconic venues this year. British rider Scott Brash, on board Hello Sanctos, won the leg in 2017, going on to seal the Championship. Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour
The Global Champions Tour will next move on to Shanghai, China. WorldRedEye