LGC Monte-Carlo: A rendezvous with elegance and top-level sport
After celebrating its twenty years anniversary and the 10th edition of the Longines Global Champions Tour in 2015, the Jumping International of Monte-Carlo promises once again great sport emotions next 24 to 26 June 2016.
Glamorous leg of the circuit, this unique showjumping competition, nestled under the ramparts of the Palais Princier, at the heart of the Port Hercule, will host the world’s best riders for three days of competition in a prestigious setting.
The Jumping International of Monte-Carlo, one of the leading leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour guarantees an excellent group of riders. The main aim for the elite of showjumping: to win the Grand Prix du Prince, endowed with €320.000 (€100 000 for the winner). All weekend, the crowd can come cheer the riders during the national and international classes. A fascinating universe to discover: as the horses mingle with the port setting of the imposing yachts, the lodges welcome the royalty and grand fortunes who came to attend the show. Next to the warm-up arena stand the shops in the Village of exhibitors, where, between two classes, the fans can walk and cross their favorite champions.
A great program in perspective for three days driven by the same equestrian passion with national classes during the day and the top-level ones following. Spectators looking for thrills will not want to miss the major events of the weekend: the Longines Pro-Am Cup Monaco, Friday 24th at 9:30pm and the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco, Saturday 25th June at 6:30pm. The exciting competition will conclude by the great novelty of the Longines Global Champions Tour circuit this year, a new team class that will take place on Sunday at 2:45pm, the Global Champions League, where twelve teams will compete on a course in a festive atmosphere.
NEW- the vet-check, compulsory passage point for every horse competing at the Jumping of Monte-Carlo, will take place directly on the Port Hercule, on Thursday June 23rd.
Previously done on the Cagnes-Sur-Mer racecourse, the check will, this year, happens directly on the competition site, as decided by the organization, but the arrival of the trucks will take place on the evening of Wednesday 22nd, a technical feat for this port location that surprises every year the fans and the curious.
On Thursday 23rd, in the morning, the vet-check for the Global Champions League that will take place, and in the afternoon, it will be the one of the five stars. Each one will be followed by a warm-up so that the couples try and get used to the Jumping International of Monte-Carlo arena.