The Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Stockholm is a tightly fought competition with the best of the best taking to the city’s historic Olympic Stadium to fight for top podium position. The arena has a strong heritage in equestrian sport dating back over 100 years, including the Olympic Games in 1912 and 1956 and the World Equestrian Games in the summer of 1990.
The 2022 title was taken out by Christian Ahlmann aboard the impressive Dominator 2000 Z, who won their second Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of the season after the most legendary jump-off.
Home hero Henrik von Eckermann had to settle for second place in the LGCT Grand Prix of Stockholm powered by Fabege by just 0.11s with King Edward after winning all three other CSI5* classes so far this weekend. However, he doesn’t go home empty-handed as Ahlmann has already qualified for the LGCT Super Grand Prix in Prague handing the prestigious golden ticket to the Swede. Bronze place on the podium was secured by first to go in the spellbinding jump-off Marcus Ehning and his super stallion Stargold.
Speaking after taking the lion's share of the €334,000 prize purse in 2022 Ahlmann smiled: “It was unbelievable, all the people here you can tell are horse people and know the sport, they are behind every rider and it feels great - I am more than happy. Dominator is an absolute superstar. This win is a very big step for the overall championship. We had a great season so far but it is only half-time. I am very pleased with my horses and my whole team who work really really hard and I really hope that everything stays sound and focused and we can make it at the end of the season.”
Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Stockholm Hall of Fame
2019 Scott Brash & Hello Jefferson
2021 Henrik von Eckermann & King Edward
2022 Christian Ahlmann & Dominator 2000 Z
In 2023, riders are again fighting for a golden ticket to the GC Prague Playoffs, where each individual winner will earn a place in the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix - the ultimate face-off in November where the season’s winning riders will battle for the lion’s share of €1.25 million euros.
Tickets are available for Sunday in Stockholm, where the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Stockholm will be decided - one not to miss!