In a further strategic expansion Longines Global Champions Tour will stage a spectacular new event in the Canadian city of Montreal next year, it can be announced today.
The global circuit, which stretches from The Americas to Europe and Asia, will include Canada for the first time and will feature a stunning new venue at the Old Port of Montreal with dramatic views of the City skyline.
Montreal, in Quebec province, is set on an island in the St Lawrence River and will be a thrilling stage for world class show jumping with the best riders and horses descending on the city for the new leg of the LGCT and GCL team series.
The new event will take place in September 2019 when the LGCT individual and GCL team series are racing towards the climax of the season and will attract an enthusiastic crowd in the horse-loving nation. One of the hallmarks of the LGCT circuit is to bring top-level show jumping to cities around the world to showcase the sport to new audiences.
With Shanghai, Doha, Paris, Mexico City, London, Berlin, Madrid and Rome already on the international calendar, the addition of Montreal will bring another dynamic, vibrant and cosmopolitan destination to the series.
Jan Tops, President Longines Global Champions Tour, said: “I am delighted to welcome Montreal to our circuit and to be staging a leg of the series in Canada. We have fantastic destinations around the world and it is important to continue to bring show jumping to new fans in major cities and to new audiences who can watch the events on our GC TV streaming and with our TV partners.”