Three Aussies to take on LGCT in London this weekend
The world’s premier horses and riders will soon start arriving in one of the world’s great capital cities, London, for the 14th round of action on the Longines Global Champions Tour. Amongst these riders will be three of Australia’s leading ladies, Edwina Tops Alexander, Julia Lynch and Georgina Harvey.
Edwina Tops Alexander with Veronese Teamjoy and California
Georgina Harvey with Que Sera and Chillipepper
Julia Lynch with Copabella Vegas
Set in the grounds of the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea – home of the much loved Chelsea Pensioners and location for the famous Chelsea Flower Show – the battle for the 2019 title Championship is set to reach fever pitch, as the top international riders on the planet lock horns with the best of British riders, including multiple Olympians.
The unique venue of the Royal Hospital Chelsea will see thrilling show jumping take place on the South Grounds which lead down to the River Thames with the breathtaking backdrop of the heritage buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Founded by King Charles II over 300 years ago, it has provided care and comradeship for veterans, known the world over as the Chelsea Pensioners.
The UK has a strong equestrian community with millions of people riding and following the top British show jumpers as they compete around the world. The London event on the Longines Global Champions Tour calendar is the 14th event on the circuit, coming at a key stage in the 2019 season when the ranking battle will be at full throttle for a place in GC Prague Playoffs. Don’t miss a moment for this crucial leg of the Championship!
The event will be live-streamed on the Global Champions Tour website HERE. The times in AEST are as follows:
Friday 2 August
10:40pm AEST – CSI5* Two Phase – 1.45m (€25,000)
Saturday 3 August
01:30am AEST – CSI5* Round 1 GCL of London – 1.50/1.55m (€59,400 to individual class winner)
10:45pm AEST – CSI5* Round 2 GCL of London – 1.55 (€93,000)
Sunday 4 August
2:15am AEST – CSI5* LGCT Grand Prix of London – 1.60m (€300,000)
11:30pm AEST – CSI5* Jump-Off – 1.45m (€25,000)
Monday 5 August
01:30am AEST – CSI5* Jump-Off – 1.50/1.55m (€93,000)