Season 2018


  • Valkenswaard
  • 10-12 August 2018

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

Click here for the detailed CSI 5* - CSI 2* - CSI 1* - CSI YH 1* FEI Schedule.

For information about the GCL Team competition, please click here


Where can I watch it? 

All the CSI 5* 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 CSI 5* 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 10th August
Main 08:00 CSI YH 1* Against-the-clock 1.30/1.35m (€2.000)
Sand 09:30 CSI 2* Small Tour Two phases 1.35m (€1.200)
Main 10:30 CSI 1* Two phases 1.20m (€1.300)
Main 11:45 CSI 1* Two phases 1.35m (€1.500)
Sand 12:45 CSI 2* Big Tour Two phases 1.45m (€5.000)
Main 13:00 CSI 1* Two phases 1.10m (€1.000)
Main 14:30 CSI 5* Two phases 1.45m (€25.000)
Sand 15:15 CSI 2* Medium Tour Two phases 1.40m (€1.500)
Main 17:15 CSI 5* GCL of Valkenswaard Round 1 - 1.50/1.55m (€60.000 to individual class winners)


Saturday 11th August
Main 08:00 CSI YH 1* Against-the-clock 1.30/1.35m (€3.000)
Sand 08:00 CSI 2* Big Tour Against-the-clock 1.45m (€24.700)
Main 10:15 CSI 1* Against-the-clock 1.35m (€3.000)
Sand 10:30 CSI 2* Medium Tour Against-the-clock 1.40m (€1.800)
Main 11:30 CSI 1* Against-the-clock 1.15m (€1.200)
Main 12:45 CSI 1* Against-the-clock 1.25m (€2.000)
Sand 13.30 CSI 2* Small Tour Against-the-clock 1.35m (€1.500)
Main 14:30 CSI 5* GCL of Valkenswaard Round 2 - 1.55/1.60m (€93.000 to individual class winners)
Main 18:15 CSI 5* Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard - 1.60m (€300.000)


Sunday 12th August
Main 08:00 CSI 1* Against-the-clock with jump-off 1.15m (€3.000)
Sand 08:00 CSI 2* Small Tour Against-the-clock with jump-off 1.35m (€4.000)
Main 09:15 CSI 1* Against-the-clock with jump-off 1.25m (€5.000)                         
Main 11:00 CSI 1* Final with jump-off 1.35m (€8.000)
Sand 12:00 CSI 2* Big Tour Final with jump-off 1.45m (€25.000)
Main 12:45 CSI YH 1* Final with jump-off 1.30/1.35m (€5.000)
Sand 14:45 CSI 2* Medium Tour Against-the-clock with jump-off 1.40m (€7.000)    
Main 15:00 CSI 5* Against-the-clock 1.45m (€25.000)
Main 17:00 CSI 5* Against-the-clock with jump-off 1.50m (€93.000)


What does this all mean? 

Each Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL event can be separated into two categories - CSI 5* and CSI 2* classes. The CSI 5* 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 CSI 2* 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.