Montreal will host a leg of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour in the Old Port of Montreal on September 19-22, 2019 ‒ the first such stop in Canada. Montreal will join the ranks of other major cities around the globe including Paris, Monaco, London, Shanghai, and Dubai on the LGCT calendar.
“I am delighted to add Canada to our circuit and to be staging a leg of the series in Montreal, Quebec. We have fantastic destinations around the world and it is important to continue to bring show jumping to new fans in major cities and to new audiences who can watch the events on our GC TV streaming and with our TV partners,” said Jan Tops, LGCT president.
The competition will feature more than 65 international riders in individual and team events, including several Olympic medallists. Next-generation Canadian and Quebec riders will also be invited to participate, allowing them to demonstrate their talent and develop their experience in front of a local and international crowd.
“We are honoured to have been chosen to host a leg in this impressive series, which features the best riders and horses on the planet,” said François Duffar, president of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Montreal. “We are especially looking forward to offering the people of Montreal and Canada the opportunity to appreciate this sport for the next five LGCT of Montreal years.”
Richard Mongeau, CEO of Equestrian Canada, said, “Hosting this novel competition in the country is an ideal showcase for our sport and our athletes. They will get to perform in front of their family and friends in Montréal and inspire our next generation of riders.”