Britain’s Olympic gold medallists at stunning new venue for Longines Global Champions Tour
Britain’s Olympic heroes will take on the rest of the world’s best riders as Longines Global Champions Tour heads to the beautiful surroundings of Syon Park by the River Thames and world famous Kew Gardens in west London. World No1 and reigning Longines Global Champions Tour champion Scott Brash will be joined by a world class field from Friday July 24th to Sunday July 26th. Top-level show jumping will take place in the stunning grounds of Syon House, the stately home in London of the Duke of Northumberland. With prize money of around £600,000 and 40 ranking points to the winner, the event will feature a series of world class 5* competitions throughout the summer weekend at this exciting new destination for show jumping.
Longines Global Champions Tour President Jan Tops said: “We are looking forward to being in London for the third year and delighted to be staging our 2015 event during our 10th anniversary year at the beautiful location of Syon Park.”
Syon House, which dates back to the 16th century, featured in the Academy-winning film Gosford Park, written by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and has often been featured as a location for movies and TV.
The thrilling 2015 series opened in spectacular style in Miami Beach last month and the battle for the No1 spot on the overall ranking has already been intense with Scott Brash, Luciana Diniz and Bassem Hassan Mohammed jostling for the leadership. Last year Scott and his London Olympic Games gold medal horse Hello Sanctos triumphed in front of an ecstatic British crowd and in 2013 his British team mate Ben Maher also delivered a patriotic victory taking the honours in the Grand Prix in London. This year they will be up against a strong field of riders from North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.
As well as competitions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday featuring the world’s top riders, there will also be 2* amateur classes where talented young stars of the future will be in action each day at Syon Park.
Syon House will provide a historic and elegant setting with its beautiful parkland and gardens designed by Capability Brown and classic interiors by Robert Adam in the 18th century. The Longines Global Champions Tour event will be a great day out for families and will also feature world class VIP Hospitality.