As breaths are held in anticipation, the spotlight is now firmly fixed on the iconic city of Rome, where the next chapter of the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) and GCL team series is set to unfold. The historic Circus Maximus, a venue that has witnessed countless spectacles throughout history, is ready to play host to the penultimate stage of the 2023 championship.
Equestrian enthusiasts, history buffs, and sports aficionados alike are in for a grand treat as the LGCT brings top-tier show jumping action against the backdrop of ancient ruins and modern luxury.
Circus Maximus: A Historical Backdrop
Nestled within the heart of Rome, the Circus Maximus is an ancient chariot racing stadium that dates back to the Roman Empire. While the venue has transformed over the centuries, from hosting chariot races to being a hub for public gatherings, it has retained its iconic status. Now, it enters a new era as it welcomes the Longines Global Champions Tour for the third time, blending history with modernity in an exhilarating showcase of equestrian prowess.
The juxtaposition of contemporary show jumping against the backdrop of the towering Palatine Hill and the ruins of ancient Rome creates a captivating contrast, where the past and present seamlessly merge in a celebration of sport and culture.
The Championship Race
The Rome leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour is a pivotal juncture in the individual and championship race's. With riders vying for top podium position, and and seeking to get their hands on all important points that could secure their position at the top of the leader board in Riyadh, the proceeding stage of the season. As athletes soar over the meticulously designed obstacles, each jump holds the promise of victory or defeat. The LGCT and GCL Championship titles hang in the balance, and every rider's performance could reshape the standings.
Among the athletes set to participate are world-renowned equestrians who have achieved legendary status within the show jumping community such as home grown hero Lorenzo de Luca, multi LGCT championship winner Ben Maher, and world number one, Henrik von Eckermann.
Get Your Tickets Now!
Witnessing the Longines Global Champions Tour at the Circus Maximus is an opportunity that melds sports and history in a unique and unforgettable experience. If you're eager to be a part of this thrilling event, now is the time to secure your tickets. Immerse yourself in the world of equestrian excellence, where modern champions ride in the footsteps of ancient heroes, and history is made with every jump.