Tickets can now be purchased at www.oxersport.com with prices between € 10 and € 15, as well as weekend packs for € 30 (€ 20 for federated). Children between 7 and 13 years old will have a 50% discount on the indicated prices, while children under that age will have free admission
The Longines Global Champions Tour finally opens its first major event on European soil with the celebration of the 110th edition of its International Show Jumping Competition, one of the mandatory dates of this prestigious tour that takes place in 16 cities around the world. Also known as the 'Formula 1 of equestrianism', which with its sixteenth edition returns to Madrid with all the glamor of world-class jumping and is the first major equestrian event in Spain after the toughest months of the pandemic.
Between the 21st and 23rd of May, the elite of the international equestrian scene, in need of top-level challenges to complete their preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games and the next European Championships, will gather around the grass arena of the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, returning to the capital of Spain the title of world reference in equestrianism throughout the weekend.
In total, there will be around 130 riders and 200 horses, including 7 riders located in the top 10 of the world ranking, as well as several Olympic and world cup champions, who will fight for victory in the events scheduled for the Weekend. This year, the prize money is € 960,950.
With safety as the main priority, the organizing committee has worked closely with the authorities, as well as the governing bodies of the LGCT and the FEI, to ensure that the event fully complies with the strict health protocols established by the measures against the covid-19.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the competition will start with three CSI1 * competitions, in which obstacles with heights between 1.15m and 1.40m will be jumped, until completing the nine classes scheduled for the weekend, in which a total of €42,000 will be distributed in prizes. Among the participants of these competitions, the public will be able to recognize Cayetano Martínez de Irujo, Kevin González de Zárate, the young Diego Ramos, current European team champion, and other riders yet to be confirmed.
Next, the long-awaited CSI5 * will take place, in which we will be able to see riders of the highest-level jump, in a total of six scoring events for the Longines FEI ranking. The highlight of this powerful weekend will arrive late on Saturday, with the dispute of the Longines Global Champions Tour Madrid Grand Prix -with obstacles at 1.60m and an endowment of €300,000 in prizes-, which was won in the 2019 edition by the Swiss rider Martin Fuchs, number three in the world.
The icing on top of the cake will be on Sunday with His Majesty the King’s Cup, Caser Seguros Trophy - heights of 1.50m and 1.60m and a prize of €100,000 -, which in the last edition went to the Dutch rider Frank Schuttert.
Among the most prominent Spanish representatives in these competitions are Eduardo Álvarez Aznar, current leader of the national ranking and best ranked Spanish in the Longines Ranking FEI world ranking, and Sergio Álvarez Moya, current Spanish champion.
Global Champions League
In addition, as has happened in the last four editions of this event, the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid will also host the Global Champions League team competition, in which 16 private teams take part. The host team, Madrid in Motion, owned by Marta Ortega and third in both the 2019 general standings and in the grand final of the playoffs held in Prague, hopes to have the full support of Madrid’s public to overcome its current eighth position, catch up with the leader - the Dutch team Valkenswaard United - and get closer to a new outright victory, like the one recorded in 2018.
In addition, the event attendees of this spectacular competition will be cheering the team Prague Lions, which is currently holding the 7th place on the ranking, because of their Spanish team member Sergio Álvarez Moya.
However, not everything will be competition in this event in which you always enjoy the best atmosphere, both around the three food truck areas, with national and international food for all tastes, and in the pop up area, with more than 40 stands of exclusive products from the best artisan brands in fashion, jewelry, shoes and glasses, among many other items. In addition, in the shopping village there will be no shortage of popular stands for the sale of equestrian and specialized equipment.
The smallest of the house will be able to ride for their first time and have a great time in the now traditional pony area, brushing, feeding and riding these horses to suit them. In addition, in the children's leisure area offered by the Grupo Eulen, the little ones will be able to entertain themselves with various activities such as drawing and origami, while their parents take a break in the amenities area for families, a stage to rest and have something with all the security measures against covid-19, in which they will have lockers, wardrobe and mobile phone charger.
This year, Land Rover will be the official sponsor of the Longines Global Champions Tour Madrid 2021. An agreement that reflects the brand's historic relationship with the equestrian world for more than 30 years. From 12 a.m. to 8 p.m., all attendees who come to the Land Rover stand will have the opportunity to request a dynamic test of this emblematic model, both on the road and in 4x4 driving, in which the excellent off-road performance of this iconic model can be tested. In addition to the Land Rover Defender, event attendees will be able to see first-hand the Range Rover Fifty, a limited edition of the authentic Premium SUV made in honor of the model's fiftieth anniversary.