As the second stop on the 2023 Longines Global Champions Tour taking place from 12 - 15 April, the glittering waters of the Atlantic Ocean and white sand of Miami Beach draw huge crowds, stiff competition and top-tier hospitality.
Horse and riders travel to the high-profile US destination, as the first of two American stops on the 16-leg Championship and undoubtedly one of the most highly sought-after by competitors and spectators alike.
With a dazzling display of top-level sport in the CSI 2* and CSI 5* classes, a shop-till-you-drop village destination, coupled with flowing food and beverages in the Global Champions Lounge and VIP areas, it certainly is the destination of choice for many followers of the Tour.
With one side of the arena a free-viewing area for the members of the public, fans flock to the sands to see their heroes up close, with hundreds of thousands of sporting superfans tuning into the live stream on GCTV.
Previous LGCT Grand Prix winners have included Katerin Eckermann, Edwina Tops-Alexander and Pieter Devos, while GCL winners have included the home team Miami Celtics and Prague Lions.
Riders are 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.