26 April 2024

The Great Return: Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai Returns with a Star-Studded Lineup

The Great Return: Longines Global Champions Tour of Shanghai Returns with a Star-Studded Lineup

After a brief hiatus, the Longines Global Champions Tour is set to make a triumphant return to the vibrant city of Shanghai from 3 - 5 May 2024, igniting the equestrian world with anticipation as it prepares for an electrifying fourth stage of the season. With a star-studded lineup representing 16 nations, including renowned riders and rising talents alike, the stage is set for an adrenaline-pumping competition.

Shanghai, known for its dynamism and innovation, is ready to welcome back the LGCT with open arms, promising a spectacle that will captivate audiences worldwide. Following a short break from China, the tour returns with a bang to a brand new purpose-built venue of the Shanghai Juss International Equestrian Center, located at the Expo Park, poised to exceed expectations.

Among the illustrious names making the trip from Europe are world number one Henrik von Eckermann, the incomparable two-time LGCT Champion Edwina Tops-Alexander, and previous stage winner in Mexico, Nicola Philippaerts. Joining these luminaries are esteemed riders such as Pieter Devos, Daniel Deusser, Marcus Ehning, and Philipp Weishaupt, who is set to make his highly anticipated debut on the tour for 2024.

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Adding to the excitement are standout performers like LGCT Grand Prix of Miami Beach winner Michael Duffy and heavyweight Denis Lynch, while the young guns of Jodie Hall McAteer, Mike Kawai, Harry Allen, and Thibeau Spits are out in full force as well.

Furthermore, the event will showcase the immense talent of local Chinese riders, including Qinyu Pang, Ella Yunjing Wang, Kenneth Cheng, and Xingjia Zhang, who will undoubtedly capture the hearts of their fellow countrymen and women.

As the championship race heats up, the stakes have never been higher. With each rider vying for supremacy, the fourth stage of the 2024 season promises to a weekend full of world-class sport and entertainment

Join us in Shanghai as we witness the world's elite horses and riders converge for an unforgettable three days of Longines Global Champions Tour action. Get ready to witness history in the making as Shanghai returns to the global stage with a resounding roar. Tune in via GCTV to catch all the action!

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