The Longines Global Champions and Global Champions League have officially revealed a new destination on the tour, the Sommergarten at the Funturm in Berlin. Berlin debuts the event, called Global Jumping Berlin, on July 28th-30th, 2017 and will host Round 11 of the LGCT and GCL. The event will have a over 1 million Euros in prize money to offer over the course of the competition. I see you Berlin, I see you!
The location, the Sommergarten at the Funkturm, in Berlin is located in the heart of the city on the exhibition grounds of the Messe Berlin. The garden is peaceful, displaying a paradisiacal showground surrounded by rustic trees and greenery. Berlin joins the line up of the Longines Global Champions and Global Champions League tour locations, which include Miami Beach, Paris, London, Rome, Monaco, Mexico City, Cannes and Doha and these locations are even more ridiculously beautiful than they sound. For the past ten years, Hamburg has been the only German leg of the tour but now, the best international horses and riders in the sport will be able to metaphorically duke it out in Berlin.
President and Founder of the Longines Global Champions Tour and Co-Founder of the Global Champions League, Jan Tops, stated “As one of the most important capital cities in the world, we believe Berlin will be a fantastic new location for our international series, Germany is a hugely enthusiastic horse nation and we are looking forward to welcoming an expert and enthusiastic audience to an event which is attended by the best athletes in the world“.
The program of Global Jumping Berlin includes the prestigious LGCT Grand Prix, hosted on Saturday July 29th as well as the always thrilling Global Champions League where team Berlin Lions will be looking for the win on home turf.
As the largest city in Germany as well as being the capital, Berlin boasts a plentiful nightlife and exuberant atmosphere. There will be no shortage of excitement and adrenaline in the air as the best of the best in the sport of show jumping take on all that Berlin has to offer while we live vicariously through them via live stream.