LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR – LONGINES PARIS EIFFEL JUMPING

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Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping

LAST STEP BEFORE THE BIG EVENT OF THE SUMMER

In just 2 weeks, from June 21st to 23rd, the Longines Global Champions Tour – Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping will welcome the elite of global show jumping. Exceptionally relocated to the Plaine de Jeux de Bagatelle, the Parisian competition will look like a dress rehearsal just days before the major summer event.

A LINE-UP WORTHY OF THIS ANNIVERSARY EDITION

If 2024 is an exceptional year for the Longines Global Champions Tour – Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping, the rider line-up is equally outstanding, promising three days of top-notch sport. British world No. 2, reigning Olympic champion, and top favourite for this summer, Ben Maher will honour us with his presence, alongside Austrian world No. 7 Max Kühner, Scott Brash, and the Belgians Niels Bruynseels, Grégory Whatelet, Jérôme Guery, and Nicola Philippaerts.

A favourite with the Parisian public, multi-medallist Frenchman Roger-Yves Bost will also be part of the competition and will try to better his 2023 performance where, with his impressive grey Classius Clay VDV Z, he finished 2nd in the Longines Global Champions Tour – Grand Prix of the City of Paris. Alongside him, Olivier Robert, François-Xavier Boudant, and Kévin Staut, all three vying for an Olympic selection, as well as Julien Anquetin, Grégory Cottard, and finally Aurélien Leroy, particularly in good form at the moment, will also defend the tricolour colours.

Paris is his playground, and he intends to prove it once again. German Christian Ahlmann, a two-time winner of the main event (2019 and 2022), will be present and aims to further inscribe his name in the legend of the Parisian competition. Equestrian maestro and author of legendary jump-offs, his compatriot Marcus Ehning will, however, be a formidable opponent. Loyal to the capital, Brazilian Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, who set the arena alight in 2022 during his grand prix victory, will also try for a repeat. Team Olympic silver medallist in Tokyo, American Kent Farrington (world No. 6) will undoubtedly be one of the most feared riders of the weekend.

The French rising stars will also be ones to watch closely. Jeanne Sadran, currently having her best sporting season, Antoine Ermann, and Nina Mallevvaey will continue their ascent to the top level.

GCL

On the GCL side, the battle will be equally impressive. Leading the provisional standings, the Cannes Stars powered by Iron Dames will try to further widen the gap in the points race. There is no doubt that in Paris, where founder and President Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel has always made it a point to highlight women in sports, the first 100% female team in the circuit will be eager to shine. However, they will face stiff competition from the formidable Stockholm Hearts and Madrid in Motion.
A RICH PROGRAM

Horses and high-level sport at the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in the world await the public from June 21 to 23. Over three days, no fewer than 14 events are scheduled. From CSI 1* to CSI 5, everyone will have their place. The first major event of this sports weekend, the GCL team event in two rounds at 1.55m and 1.60m will take place on Friday evening. The next day, Saturday, June 22, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix presented by the City of Paris will see the world’s best compete. On Sunday, high-level sport will still be on the agenda with the CSI5 Eiffel Challenge at 1.55m. On Friday and Saturday evenings, after the competition, equestrian artist Lorenzo will perform, an opportunity to extend the magic and properly celebrate the 10th edition of the Longines Global Champions Tour – Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping.

ABOUT LGCT-LPEJ

“The LGCT-LPEJ was born from a deep desire to unite the legacies of my mother and father: the Eiffel Tower and a love for horses.”

Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel, Présidente LPEJ

Founded in 2014, the LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR – LONGINES PARIS EIFFEL JUMPING is a CSI 5* and 1* show jumping competition taking place, exceptionally, Plaine des Jeux de Bagatelle from June 21 to 23 due to preparations for the major 2024 event. For its 10th edition, the event once again welcomes the world’s best riders and horses, along with unique shows. A prestigious stage on the LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR circuit, the LGCT-LPEJ celebrates strong values: Sport, Culture, French Art de vivre, and Eco-responsibility in a festive, friendly atmosphere.

The LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR – LONGINES PARIS EIFFEL JUMPING attracts 30,000 visitors annually, including 2,700 guests at the Pavillon Eiffel, the ephemeral gourmet restaurant, as well as 250 riders, grooms, and horses. The free Village offers a wide range of activities, including pony discovery, workshops, exhibitions, shopping, champion training, and a horse wellness area. The Village will also host the finish of the Route Eiffel, an equestrian trek with a new route through the Bois de Boulogne this year.

Press release Agence 15Love

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