Long awaited Global Champions Tour back in Valkenswaard this weekend
Above: Edwina Tops-Alexander and Good Limit at Tops International Arena in 2018. Photo Credit: Sportfot
This weekend, after a long enforced break, we finally get to enjoy the action from a Global Champions Tour leg. The staging of the show in Valkenswaard will be a huge boost to the sport after several months of limitations on live sports events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With several top-level classes, including a CSI5* GC Grand Prix of Valkenswaard presented by TENNOR and a two-round GCL of Valkenswaard presented by Stal Tops this is set to be a fantastic weekend of competition with over €600,000 in total prize money.
Australia’s Edwina Tops-Alexander will be competing this weekend with her 12 year old mare Identity Vitseroel (a relatively recent addition to Edwina’s stable) in the CSI5* and with Catenda in the CSI2.
Australia’s Jacob Wells will also be competing in the CSI2* on Diangella.
Edwina Tops-Alexander and Identity Vitseroel at Hubside Jumping 2020. Photo Credit: Sportfot
Jacob Wells and Diangella.
Tops International Arena is working closely with the Dutch authorities to ensure the event follows strict health and safety protocols.
All the sporting action will be streamed live on GCTV with lively expert commentary and analysis. Timings for the CSI5* events in AEST are as follows:
Friday 11th Sept at 10:15 pm – 1.45m – 2 Phases (25,400€)}
Saturday 12th Sept 1:00 am – 1.50/1.55m Table A-AC (51,100€)
Saturday 12th Sept 8:45 pm – 1.45/1.50m Table A-AC with jump-off (51,100€)
Sunday 13th Sept 00:30 am – 1.60m Grand Prix of Valkenswaard (presented by TENNOR) Table A with jump-off (300,000€)
Sunday 13th Sept 8:30 pm – 1.50/1.55m GCL of Valkenswaard (presented by Stal Tops) Table A – Round 1
Sunday 13th Sept 10:15 pm – 1.55m GCL of Valkenswaard (presented by Stal Tops) Table A – Round 2 (95,000€)
Monday 14th Sept 00:45 am – 1.50/1.55m Individual Competition Table A – Round 1
Monday 14th Sept 2:15 am – 1.50/1.55m Individual Competition Table A – Round 2
We wish Edwina and Jacob all the best for the upcoming competition!