On April 7-9 the world’s top horses and riders will descend from around the globe upon the golden sands of Florida’s Miami Beach, where the first of the 2016 Longines Global Champions Tour series events will kick off, just inches from the sparkling Atlantic ocean where swimmers enjoy the crystal clear water.
The stunning new graphic features above depicting the layout showcases the amazing event set up, building on the incredible 2015 debut of this spectacular venue on the shores of Miami Beach — the likes of which have never before been seen in show jumping.Current World Number 1 Simon Delestre in action on the stunning shoreline. Photo: LGCT
Last year saw former World Number 1 Scott Brash steal the show with the Grand Prix win with his stunning Olympic Gold Medal winning horse Hello Sanctos. With the grandstand at full capacity, spectators lined the sandy arena and packed in to watch from the unique vantage point of the nearby lifeguard hut as the nail biting action unfolded.
Situated directly opposite Collins Park, round one of the 15 event strong 2016 season is set to be another iconic celebration of show jumping set against the backdrop of one of the most glamorous and unique destinations in the world. Last saw the event heralded as one of the most spectacular in the sport, with world watching as the top athletes in the sport battled it out under the stunning Miami sun.Full house, every viewing platform is filled as spectators witness the top horses and riders in the sport in action. Photo: LGCT
This year will see an even bigger area dedicated to the horses, with a larger warm up arena and more access areas for the public to view all the action. Access to this landmark event will once again be free to the public, with increased capacity allowing more visitors to opportunity to witness exhilarating sport right up-close. No tickets are required and seats are non-reservable and on a first come, first served basis so make sure you head down early to get the best view of the action!
Scott Brash and Hello Forever in action in 2015. Photo: LGCT
This year will also see the return of the fantastic shopping opportunities in the Prestige Village featuring top brands and the latest fashions. With something for everyone it’s sure to be a weekend to remember for all the family.
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