Season 2018


  • Madrid
  • 4-6 May 2018

Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid Show Schedule: 
(Please note, all times local and may be subject to change or alteration)

Please click here for the detailed CSI5* FEI Schedule / CSI2* FEI Schedule

For information about the GCL team competition, please click here


Where can I watch it? 

All the CSI5* rounds will be streamed live via our website featuring exclusive studio interviews, expert commentary and of course all the action from the arena. Check out GCT TV here to be directed to the live stream, or click here to see the full broadcast schedule. Selected CSI5* classes will also be streamed via our official Facebook Live channels. 


What does this all mean? 

For a brief explainer, please scroll down to the bottom of the page for a summary.* 


Friday 4th May
09:30 CSI 2* Trofeo Inaugural 1.15m (€2.000)
CSI 2* Trofeo Inaugural 1.25m (€3.000)
12:15 CSI 2* Trofeo Iberdrola 1.40m (€5.000)
14:45 CSI 5* Trofeo Air Europa 1.45m (€25.000)
18:00 CSI 5* Trofeo Caixabank - GCL of Madrid Round 1 - 1.50/1.55m                                         
(€50.000 to individual class winners)


Saturday 5th May
10:00 CSI 2* Trofeo CCVM 1.15m (€2.000)
CSI 2* Trofeo CCVM 1.25m (€3.000)
12:45 CSI 2* Trofeo Mahou 1.40m (€5.000)
15:15 CSI 5* Trofeo Massimo Dutti - GCL of Madrid Round 2 - 1.55m
(€145.000 to individual class winners)
18:45 CSI 5* Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid - 1.60m (€300.000)


Sunday 6th May
09:30 CSI 2* Trofeo King's College 1.15m (€2.000)
CSI 2* Trofeo King's College 1.25m (€3.000)
12:15 CSI 2* Grupo Eulen Final 1.40m (€25.000)
14:45 CSI 5* Trofeo Caser Seguros 1.45m (€25.000)
17:00 CSI 5* Copa S.M. El Rey - Trofeo Volvo 1.50/1.55m (€100.000)                                    


*What does this all mean?

Each Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL event can be separated into two categories - CSI5* and CSI2* classes. The CSI5* is the top level competition, where the top ranked riders in the world will compete for the highest prize money, over the biggest fences - up to 1.60m which is the highest in the sport. The CSI2* classes are slightly smaller in height, and offer opportunities for many local athletes as well as international rising stars. 

The GCL is the team competition, where riders unite like never before to compete for points in the overall Championship. All roads lead to the innovative new GC Prague Playoffs, which will see the top 16 teams compete in the ultimate showdown in December, so every point counts over the course of the Championship calendar. 

The Longines Global Champions Tour is the individual Championship, with the world's best battling for the LGCT Grand Prix win. This offers the biggest prize money of the weekend, valuable Championship ranking points, and a win would mean they qualify for a place in the GC Prague Playoffs, where the Longines Global Champions Super Grand Prix will take place. This will see the winners of each Grand Prix throughout the season return for a final locking of horns, to see who will come out on top after another electric season on Tour.