Mexico City will join the Longines Global Champions Tour, incorporating the new Global Champions League, in 2016 as part of the group’s 15-event calendar.
The new 2016 calendar sees the circuit make a further strategic expansion across the American continent with the addition of a spectacular new event in Mexico City.
Jan Tops, founder and president of Longines Global Champions Tour, said: “It’s an extremely exciting time to be in show jumping, and I look forward to welcoming Mexico City to our list of fantastic destinations worldwide in 2016. We will continue to invest in our sport to bring show jumping to wider audiences and to more cities around the world so that it is accessible to more and more people who can see the best athletes in action. Our expansion in the Americas will continue to grow our audience where there is a particularly strong interest in equestrian sport. This year will be fundamental in the progression of show jumping as we push the boundaries of innovation and development for our fans who watch on TV, online and as spectators.”
The new Global Champions League team competitions will take place at every Longines Global Champions Tour event this year. Olympic and World Champions will be in action every Friday, competing in teams made up of different nationalities in a unique new format.
Teams competing in the new Global Champions League will be battling for a share of a $8,154,000 prize purse, including an overall bonus to be shared at the end of the season in Doha, Qatar.
The 2016 season will see a total of 15 events, with further details for London or Paris to be confirmed shortly.