As the focus is firmly on the upcoming season finale, the Longines Global Champions Tour of Riyadh, we take a moment to look back at how the history unfolded in 2022.
In the individual Championship, Ben Maher was crowned the 2022 LGCT Champion of Champions. Making history taking the title for no more than the third time, he has catapulted himself into stardom.
Leaving no stone unturned in his journey to take the crown, Maher aboard his incredible Faltic HB jumped under the glittering stars of an Arabian night in the 15th and final leg of the 2022 Longines Global Champions Tour in the incredible Saudi Arabian capital city, Riyadh.
With a prize purse for the Championship and LGCT Grand Prix of Riyadh in 2022 combined to over €1.6million, the best horse and rider combinations in the world turned out in force to put on a show of world class show jumping with a full house.
In the post-event press conference, Maher spoke about his phenomenal season: “It feels a little bit surreal. The whole Global Tour really pushed the sport to the next level over the past years and I’ve taken part in many legs and am thankful to be involved. It has been great sport with all the best horses and riders in the world here and Christian and Pieter really pushed it to the end."
2023 sees the return of the best in the business, with a tighter than ever leader board, it really could be anyone’s game. The Riyadh Arena is set to play host to the 2023 Championship Finals, where the individual championship in LGCT, and the team’s championship in GCL collide, with the best horse and rider combinations the world has to offer will be battling it out for the last of crucial Championship points.