Season 2014


  • Antwerp
  • 24-27 April 2014

Thousands of VIPS enjoy Antwerp’s fabulous first day

Release date: 01/01/1970

(Photos: Stefano Grasso/LGCT)

Over 2,000 VIPs enjoyed fine dining and world-class sport from the balconies of the VIP areas at Longines Global Champions Tour of Antwerp yesterday. Dignitaries, politicians, business men and women, and socialites watched the best show jumpers in the world compete for number one spot in the two exciting CSI5* competitions.

Photo: Winner Pénélope Leprevost

From a spectacular vantage point overlooking the beautiful arena, majestic dock cranes and River Sheldt, the hospitality area welcomed representatives from key sponsors, including BMW, Loewe, Merit Capital and Taittinger, as well as the usual glamorous show jumping crowd which follow the Longines Global Champions Tour. 

While sipping champagne, the guests enjoyed a thrilling afternoon victory for national rider and rising star Constant van Paesschen in the first CSI5* class and by a fine display of horsemanship from France’s leading lady rider Pénélope Leprevost, who won the feature class of the evening. 

Photo: The BMW Masters will be contested this evening at 9.15pm (local time)

Antwerp is enjoying its first year as a member of the prestigious LGCT. The ‘diamond city’ of Antwerp, famous for it’s diamond district, historic port and legendary fashion scene, has proven itself to be a fitting addition to the 2014 calendar. The elegance and style of the event will continue this evening with the feature class - the BMW Masters - where the winner can claim a BMW car. 

The BMW Masters start list promises to be a glittering affair in and out of the arena. In attendance will be celebrities from the world of Belgian fashion and art, including famous designers Nathalie d’Anvers and Sam Edelman. Follow all the sporting action on our live-streaming channel GCT TV and all the latest news and behind-the-scenes access via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.