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The LGCT: The world's best show jumping

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LGCT runs April 6 - November 11

Prestigious competition now in 12th year

London & Berlin added to 2017 calendar

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The 2018 Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League take place in 17 cities across the globe.

From March’s opener in Mexico to the December’s inaugural Prague Play Off, the world’s best show jumpers will do battle for record-breaking prize funds.

Last year a sister event was launched – the Global Champions League, where teams of four riders from different nations compete against each other.

READ: Five reasons to love showjumping

Follow the progress of these prestigious competitions on CNN Sport below.

Mexico City


Date: March 22-25, 2018

Location: Campo Marte, Avenue Paseo de la Reforma

LGCT Winner: Scott Brash

“My horse Chaplin gave his heart for me and I’m very happy”

LGCL Winner: Miami Celtics

WATCH: LGCT hits Mexico City

Miami Beach

Miami Beach Longines Global Champions Tour tease

Date: April 5-7, 2018

Location: Miami Beach

LGCT Winner: Jérôme Guery (Belgium)

“My horse listened to me perfectly and it was an amazing day”

LGCL Winner: London Knights

LGCL Winner: Prague Lions


Shanghai Longines Global Champions Tour

Date: April 20-22, 2018

Location: China Art Palace

LGCT Winner: Lorenzo de Luca (Italy)

It is my first year on the Global and I have a super group of horses at the moment.”

LGCL Winner: St. Tropez Pirates

WATCH: Showjumping elite sparkle in Shanghai

LGCT Winner: Gregory Wathelet


kent farrington lgct madrid

Date: May 4-6, 2018

Location: Club de Campo Villa de Madrid

LGCT Winner: Kent Farrington (USA)

“It was extremely close. I took an extreme risk and it paid off”

LGCL Winner: Cannes Stars

WATCH: Ben Maher and Explosion rock to double victory in Madrid


casall ask

Date: May 10-12, 2018

Location: Derby-Park Klein Flottbeck

LGCT Winner: Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (Sweden)

“It’s a dream come true to say goodbye to Casall Ask like this”

LGCL Winner: Miami Glory

St. Tropez

LGCT Cannes wrap tease

Date: May 31 - June 2, 2018

Location: Pampelonne Beach

LGCT Winner: Sergio Alvarez Moya (Spain)

There were so many riders in the jump off today, but it turned out to be fantastic”

LGCL Winner: Valkenswaard United


Zorzi LGCT Monaco

Date: June 28-30, 2018

Location: Port d’Hercule

LGCT Winner: Alberto Zorzi (Italy)

“I’m so excited to win my first Grand Prix”

LGCL Winner: Vienna Eagles


LGCT Paris review tease image

Date: July 5-7, 2018

Location: Champ de Mars

LGCT Winner: Julien Epaillard (France)

My horse is only nine years old, this is his first five star show”

LGCL Winner: St Tropez Pirates

WATCH: Epaillard wins battle of the Eiffel Tower


lgct cascais tease

Date: July 6-8, 2017

Location: Hipodromo Manuel Possolo, Estoril

LGCT Winner: Danielle Goldstein (Israel)

“We come out and we work every day, so it’s a dream to win”

LGCL Winner: Mexico Amigos


LGCT chantilly review tease

Date: July 13-15, 2018

Location: Château de Chantilly

LGCT Winner: Harrie Smolders (Holland)

“To win the team competition and the Grand Prix on the same day with the same horse is very special.”

LGCL Winner: Hamburg Diamonds


ludger beerbaum berlin

Date: July 27-29, 2018

Location: The Sommergarten

LGCT Winner: Christian Ahlmann (Germany)

“Codex jumped amazingly.”

LGCL Winner: Valkenswaard United


lgct london scott brash

Date: August 3-5, 2018

Location: Royal Hospital Chelsea

LGCT Winner: Scott Brash (Scotland)

“He was amazing today. At the last jump, he really tried his best for me.”

LGCL Winner: Miami Glory



Date: August 10-12, 2018

Location: Tops International Arena, The Netherlands

LGCT Winner: Lorenzo de Luca (Italy)

“He tried everything for me. It was quite fast. I’m very happy.”

LGCL Winner: Hamburg Diamonds


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LGCT & GCL Rome: Harrie Smoulders reigns

Date: September 6-9, 2018, 2018

Location: Stadio dei Marmi

LGCT Winner: Evelina Tovek (Sweden)

“It’s the biggest win of my career - it’s amazing.”

LGCL Winner: Hamburg Diamonds


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LGCT & GCL Doha: Smolders does the double

Date: November 8-10, 2018

LGCT Winner: Bassem Mohammed [Qatar[

“I’m so happy for this result, and I hope it’s not the end, it’s just the start”

Location: Al Shaqab

LGCL Winner: Valkenswaard United

Location: Al Shaqab, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar.