Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, has always been a favourite with riders, owners and partners alike. The spectacular, state-of-the-art Tops International Arena will host the 13th round of the Global Champions League from 11th - 13th August. The superb facilities created by GCL co-founder Jan Tops have raised the bar in equestrian sport new heights, cementing the venue as the epicentre of equestrianism in Europe.
2016 saw Madrid in Motion claim their second win of the season in front of passionate crowds, as the Championship drama unfolded. As the League gallops to its climax, every valuable point will count in this stage of the competition, as teams shuffle the order up and down the rankings.
Designed with the horse as the top priority, the show ground features an exceptional 125m by 85m sweeping grass arena, four further sand arenas featuring top class footing, canter tracks and lunging arenas, expansive warm up arenas, exceptional wash areas and facilities for grooms to provide top standard care and over 500 world class and beautifully designed stables available for visiting competitors. Within the impressive complex there is a shopping village, refreshments and entertainment areas - all of which are available for everyone in the family to enjoy, and tickets allowing the perfect view of the action under covered grandstands as the 2017 GCL Championship battle gallops towards the finish line.