04 September 2023

Welcome to Rome: Unveiling Equestrian Excellence at Circus Maximus

Welcome to Rome: Unveiling Equestrian Excellence at Circus Maximus

The enchanting city of Rome has long been synonymous with history, culture, and timeless beauty. This year's Rome event promises to be an unforgettable spectacle, where ancient grandeur and modern-day prowess converge, taking centre stage at the history filled Circus Maximus.

A Majestic Backdrop of Ancient Marvels

Nestled within the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Circus Maximus stands as a living testament to the grandeur of ancient Rome. Once the site of enthralling horse and chariot races, this sprawling ancient stadium holds an air of mystique that echoes with the whispers of emperors and gladiators. The stadium's history-rich aura is heightened by its proximity to the imposing ruins of the Imperial Palace, perched atop the Palatine Hill, creating an ambiance that transports visitors back through the annals of time.

As the sun sets over the Colosseum, a mere stone's throw away, the Circus Maximus emerges as a monumental venue, fusing the past and the present in a mesmerising fusion. This colossal amphitheatre, which witnessed the heart-pounding spectacles of yesteryears, is now poised to welcome the equestrian champions of today for a showcase of unparalleled athleticism and grace.

A Spectacle Beyond the Arena

Beyond the heart-pounding competitions, the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL at Circus Maximus promises to be a holistic experience. Amidst the exhilarating equestrian displays, the event will also showcase artistic exhibitions and performances, forming a harmonious tapestry of culture and sport. As visitors indulge in the breathtaking performances, they'll be treated to a sensory feast, where the beauty of art and the power of athleticism intertwine.

Embrace the Magic

Welcome to Rome, where the past intertwines with the present, where history echoes in the thunder of hooves, and where the world's finest equestrian athletes come together to create an unforgettable chapter in the story of sport. 

As the Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL team series unveils itself in the historic Circus Maximus, let us bear witness to a spectacle that transcends time, culture, and boundaries—a testament to the unbreakable bond between human and horse, and the enduring magic of Rome.

My vision is clear. Only the best for the best.
Jan Tops - Founder & President