1st-3rd August 2014
- 1st-3rd August 2014
Valkenswaard, the spiritual home of the LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR, is always a favourite with riders, owners and sponsors alike. Show jumping legend Ludger Beerbaum says it’s his favourite show! This year, Stal Tops’ private equestrian estate will host the tenth leg of the Tour from the 1-3rd August.
The superb facilities created by Longines Global Champions Tour founder and president Jan Tops have reached new heights each year since the first International Concours Valkenswaard was held over 20 years ago. The Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard will be the main highlight on Saturday, while on Sunday the Derby will provide a spectacular finish to the show.
Last year's Grand Prix saw a key victory for Brazil's Alvaro de Miranda as it catapulted him into contention for the Championship title. Away from the excitement of the arena, the prestige shopping village and the superb facilities provide a delicious distraction. The event pulls out all the stops in the pursuit of high-quality service and hospitality, and the stylish VIP enclosure is always packed.
Before the Longines Global Champions Tour Valkenswaard gets underway, the hugely popular Horse Festival Valkenswaard will take place the weekend before. The combination of the festival and the Tour running consecutively attracts over 30,000 people to the pretty Dutch town where they enjoy the beautiful equestrian facilities and a feast of world-class sport.