28th May - 1st June 2014
- 28th May - 1st June 2014
Hamburg, Germany’s biggest port city and its ‘gateway to the world’ will host another fantastic LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR leg from 29th May to the 1st June 2014. Hamburg is a hugely popular venue that attracts huge numbers of people to its vast showground due to the world-class show jumping on offer. Last year’s winner, Germany’s own Christian Ahlmann narrowly stole the victory from fellow countryman Daniel Deusser in a dramatic jump-off. Last year over 81,000 spectators flocked to the event.
The cream of international show jumping talent will once again be out in force at Longines Global Champions Tour Hamburg, the third leg of 2014 season. At the Derby-Park Klein Flottbeck, families can enjoy picnics in the countryside setting where the German Jumping and Dressage Derby has been held for decades. Or take a trip into the city where you can enjoy a whole host of activities from sight-seeing to fine dining, music to museums.
Hamburg’s maritime history can be felt throughout the city, from its architecture to the restaurant menus, to the calls of gulls overhead, you can always feel the River Elbe is near. With a broad cultural diversity, the city has a wide range of vibrant neighbourhoods and multicultural eateries. Germany’s renowned music scene is truly apparent here, Hamburg nurtured the early promise of the Beatles and today its distinctive live and electronic music scenes thrive in quirky, harbour-side venues.
Longines Global Champions Tour Hamburg will be a pivotal point in the Championship series where riders can assert their dominance and Saturday’s Grand Prix will once again provide the climax to this great equestrian event, with record prize money and ranking points on offer. Other highlights include the much-loved Hamburg Derby on Sunday, concluding a truly special event for show jumping fans.