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Photo credit: Dirk Borst/ Longines GLobal Champions Tour

This year, the Longines Global Champions Tour will take from the August 16-18th. It will be the 9th leg of this season and its home for many riders, grooms, sponsors and visitors. The facilities, created by GCT founder and President Jan Tops, are superbly. Since we started 20 years ago, up until now, we still challenge ourselves to meet the highest standards every single year. From the magnificent and neat turf of the arenas, to the excellent VIP facilities, the event offers and meets high quality services and entertainment for our visitors.

The VDL Groep Grand Prix will be one of the highlights of the ninth leg of the Longines Global Champions tour on Saturday August 17th. Last year, the chic marquee of the VIP area, was packed with riders, owners and sponsors. Show jumping fans mingled in the lounges and bars around the arena and shopped at the Place du Concours trade stands. Before the Longines Global Champions tour starts, the Valkenswaard Horse Festival begins on the weekend of the 9-11th August. The second weekend, the Longines Global Champions Tour and Valkenswaard Horse festival fall simultaneously together. Valkenswaard, near Eindhoven and close to the borders of Belgium and Germany, experiences a growth in tourism thanks to the 30,000 or more spectators, who visit the Festival Longines Global Champions Tour.

We look forward to welcome you at the Longines Global Champions Tour and Festival in Valkenswaard.