Postcards From LGCT Cascais

The beautiful city of Cascais, Portugal played host to the eighth stop of the Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League this past weekend and the competition was hot at the seaside location. The Paris Panthers rose to the challenge, bringing home the win in both rounds of the Global Champions League while Nicola Philippaerts swooped in and secured his place in the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix at the end of the season.

Between a drop-dead gorgeous venue, stunning horses and some of the world’s top equestrian athletes all in one place, Cascais had a lot to offer equestrian fans from all over the globe. Check out some of our favorite images from the weekend’s competition and prepare yourself for the next leg of the tour June 28th through the 30th in Monaco.

Christian Kukuk on Limonchello NT. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Shanghai Swans – Pius Schwizer (SUI) on Chidame Z. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

VIP guests enjoyed the LGCT Grand Prix of Cascais-Estoril from the VIP Hospitality. Photo by Mario Grassia/LGCT

Gregory Wathelet (BEL) on Qualido takes the win in Class 4. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Chantilly Pegasus – Carlos Enrique Lopez Lizarazo (COL) on Ulhane de Conde. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

LGCT flags at Praia de Ribeira de Cascais. Photo by Mario Grassia/LGCT

Yuri Mansur Guerios on Amor. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Team Hamburg Giants – Sameh El Dahan (EGY) on Quick Z. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

A view of the Village. Photo by Mario Grassia/LGCT

Team St Tropez Pirates – Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS) on Inca van T Vianahof. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Team London Knights – Nicola Philippaerts (BEL) and Martin Fuchs (SUI). Photo by Mario Grassia/GCL

Leopold van Asten on VDL Groep Beauty. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Riders warming up their horses ahead of today’s 5* classes. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Last year’s Grand Prix winner, Danielle Goldstein, and Gregory Wathelet, winner of this year two big classes, talking at GC Live Studio. Photo by Stefano Grasso/LGCT

Eduardo Álvarez Aznar on Rokfeller de Pleville Bois Margot. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Team Cannes Stars – Karel Cox (BEL) on Dublin van Overis. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCL

Go Jumping!