It’s a long-time favorite of the international jet set, but taking to the skies of Saint-Tropez this weekend will be show jumping’s biggest stars for the penultimate event in the Longines Global Champions Tour.
All of the top 10 riders in the season standings will be in action at the stunning venue next to the famous Pampelonne Beach near the glamorous French Riviera resort.
And in the last event before the regular-season finale in New York at the end of September, the clock is ticking for riders to secure their spot at the exclusive LGCT Super Grand Prix at the GC Prague Playoffs in November.
The event, in the wooded enclave of Ramatuelle near Saint-Tropez, is the penultimate chance for big-name riders such as Edwina Tops-Alexander, Scott Brash, Kent Farrington and Laura Kraut to qualify for Prague.
In the Global Champions League team event, the London Knights are clinging to a one-point lead from St. Tropez Pirates with the Shanghai Swans 10 points further adrift in third.
The LGCT New York event takes place from September 27-29, with the Prague Playoffs from November 21-24.