The second-ever Longines Global Champions Tour of New York will take place on Governors Island again and the official image for the event is revealed today with only three weeks to go until the spectacular penultimate stage of the 2022 championship race.
With the iconic Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and featuring New York Empire GCL team owner Georgina Bloomberg and her top horses will compete in the one-of-a-kind event.
The event is free entry to the public and the world-class show jumping be once again be staged on historic Governors Island after the first edition of the show in 2019. The popular New York retreat has an average of 24,000 visitors during September weekends enjoying unparalleled views, unbeatable sunsets and multiple activities.
Visitors can simply walk in and enjoy world-class sporting action, which will kick off from Friday 23th until Sunday 25th September, spanning a busy weekend on the Island. The showground will feature a lively Shopping Village, including kids’ activity zone, with direct views of the main competition arena to watch the world’s top show jumpers in action for three days. The unique venue is only around 800 yards from the tip of Lower Manhattan with an eight-minute ferry ride across the harbour. Ferries also bring visitors to Governors Island from Brooklyn’s Pier 6 on Saturdays and Sundays.
The stakes will be high at the LGCT of New York with top riders in the final stages of showdown to win the season Championship and the last couple of remaining places in the LGCT Super Grand Prix at the GC Playoffs in Prague in November. And in the GCL series race teams will have one of their last chance to make it into the top four in the ranking to fast-track to the semi-finals at the Playoffs.
The 172-acre Governors Island, a car-free oasis in New York Harbour, has been transformed into a unique venue for sport, art, culture and top-level equestrian sport, featuring US Champions, will bring an exciting new dynamic to the destination.