|Rank||Team name||Points||Season prize money|
|1||Hamburg Diamonds||312.00||€ 2,269,614.36|
|2||Valkenswaard United||308.00||€ 1,616,971.18|
|3||Mexico Amigos||250.00||€ 1,051,515.00|
|4||St Tropez Pirates||244.00||€ 772,202.28|
|5||Miami Glory||241.50||€ 658,821.22|
|6||London Knights||217.00||€ 558,564.17|
|7||Doha Fursan Qatar||211.00||€ 536,877.30|
|8||Rome Gladiators||203.00||€ 516,365.18|
|9||Paris Panthers||202.00||€ 511,068.82|
|10||Shanghai Swans||196.00||€ 460,676.61|
|11||Madrid in Motion||189.00||€ 316,540.34|
|12||Vienna Eagles||174.00||€ 289,217.48|
|13||Chantilly Pegasus||174.00||€ 233,921.12|
|14||Cannes Stars||173.50||€ 236,574.30|
|15||Cascais Charms||158.50||€ 216,299.92|
|16||Berlin Lions||140.00||€ 104,846.14|
|17||Monaco Aces||136.00||€ 101,625.59|
|18||Moscow Bears||92.50||€ 48,458.30|
Over the course of the season, points will be awarded at each League competition as follows:
How does it all begin?
The first part of the League will be on the opening day of each event and this CSI5* 1.50/1.55m class will see teams’ combined scores taken forward to the second class.
After the League riders have completed their rounds, the class will open to individual riders. All riders in this class will be chasing Longines world ranking points and prize money.
What happens next?
The second part of the GCL competition also doubles as a qualifier for the LGCT Grand Prix. It will be a CSI5* 1.55/1.60m class. This takes place on Saturdays at every event before the LGCT Grand Prix.
Individual riders, not associated with teams, will be the first to start in this class to try to qualify for the LGCT Grand Prix.
Then the GCL teams will take centre stage, carrying through their combined faults from the first class. The results of the League riders will count towards their overall team score, but now their performance will also determine whether they qualify for the LGCT Grand Prix as individuals.
The overall winners of the League competition will be the team with the least combined faults and quickest time.
And the final part?
The top 25 riders from the League and Individual starters in the second class will qualify for the LGCT Grand Prix. The LGCT Grand Prix will feature one round and a jump-off. All riders will start on a clean zero score.
For the 2017 rules document, please click here.