International Stars Set For 2021 LGCT Season Kick-Off

Show jumping’s premier horses and riders have arrived in Qatar’s dazzling capital city Doha, for the first round of action on the Longines Global Champions Tour 2021.

The season will kick off at the magnificent Longines Arena at AL SHAQAB in Doha, Qatar, next week 4-6 March and the official rider list is announced today for this hotly anticipated opening leg of the new season.

Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso


48 international riders are joining the CSI5* event with some of the most dominant names on the circuit present including:


Pieter Devos (BEL)

Marcus Ehning (GER)

Maikel van der Vleuten (NED)

Penelope Leprevost (FRA)

Peder Fredricson (SWE)

Christian Ahlmann (GER)

Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS)

Gregory Wathelet (BEL)

Eric Lamaze (CAN)

Scott Brash (GBR)


The health and safety of everyone at Al Shaqab remains the highest priority and strict COVID-19 precautionary measures will be enforced to ensure the safety and well-being of riders, equestrian fans and all who are involved with the event. In line with the Ministry of Public Health’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, the venue capacity will be restricted to 10 percent. Tickets can only be purchased at the venue in person on event days.

All the action will be streamed live on GCTV throughout the event.