World class international show jumping will kick off in Valkenswaard in September with several top-level classes, including CSI5* Grand Prix presented by TENNOR and two-round GCL presented by Stal Tops team competition, with over €600,000 in total prize money.
The CSI5* climax from 10 - 13 September will complete four fantastic weeks of equestrian sport including great opportunities for young talent with competitions for Young Horses, Young Riders and CSI2* classes at the stunning Tops International Arena in the heart of Europe.
All the sporting action will be streamed live on GCTV with lively expert commentary and analysis to ensure show jumping fans world-wide can follow their passion following the restrictions on events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fans will be able to tune into GCTV and watch their favourites in action from the comfort of their own homes.
The staging of the shows in Valkenswaard will be a huge boost to the sport after several months of limitations on live sports events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tops International Arena is working closely with the Dutch authorities to ensure the event follows strict health and safety protocols.
Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, is the spiritual home of Global Champions, and has always been a favourite with riders, owners and partners alike. The superb facilities at the epicentre of equestrianism in Europe were created by Founder and President Jan Tops and have raised the bar in equestrian sport to new heights.
Designed with the horse as the top priority, the show ground features an exceptional 125m by 85m sweeping sand arena, four further 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.