Rising Above

Rising Above

Longines, the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the Longines Global Champions Tour and LGCT, is proud to announce the launch of an inspiring new content series titled "Rising Above."

The series, produced by Longines Global Champions Tour in partnership with Longines, is dedicated to showcasing the incredible journeys of the world's best show jumping athletes as they overcome obstacles both on and off the course.

"Rising Above" highlights the concept of perseverance, illustrating how determination and resilience can triumph over life's hurdles. Through powerful storytelling and compelling narratives, each episode draws a vivid portrait of our main characters, transforming them into real-life heroes who inspire us with their victories over personal and professional challenges.

Episode 1: Manifesto - Watch Now!

The manifesto is the first episode of the series introducing the heros, their sotries and what the concept of the whole series is about. Sit back and enjoy a teaser of what is to come free to your screens in July…

Learn all about Christian Ahlmann's journey of resilience and his relentless pursuit of excellence after facing an agonising setback after a fall at Longines Global Champions Tour of Mexico City last year. Follow his journey back to the top and how he managed to mentally triumph over the accident to win his first 5* competition after the accident, the LGCT Grand Prix of Paris.

Sanne Thijssen's story is one of determination as she defies expectations and proves her critics wrong. Watch Sanne explain how tough it was for her to justify herself to the world after people assumed her success was only because of her star horse, Con Quidam.

Legendary showjumper John Whitaker demonstrates that age is just a number in his remarkable career. Take a trip through the years with John and learn his advice for being at the top of the sport for so long.

Angelica Augustin Zanotelli has a quest to balance her professional ambitions with personal life. Having three children while still competing at the highest level takes its toll; find out how Angelica makes it possible.

Longines Ambassador of Elegance Edouard Schmitz's journey from being an outsider to becoming a key player in the showjumping world is a unique one. You don't have to be born into an equestrian family to make it to the top and Edouard explains just how welcoming the show jumping community is.

The story of Katrin Eckermann and her horses as they grew and achieved success together hit a big bump when her former owner took her horses away from her. But this only made her stronger. Listen to how she overcame this career changing obstacle.

Niels Bruynseels's didn't know if his heart was set on show jumping when he was a child. His battle against his fear of horses is a compelling journey Enjoy the story of how he emerged victorious.

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