The waters are crystal clear. It’s 80 degrees with a slight breeze coming off of the sea. The sun is shining and there’s just a few clouds in the sky. Collins Park on Miami Beach is booming with the sights and sounds of the Longines Global Champions Tour. Spectators line the rail on the beach wearing bikinis, coverups, and fedoras with a camera or cell phone camera in hand. The horse gallops by and 3, 2, 1… JUMPS over the middle vertical in the triple combination on the rail just 30 feet from the ocean…
Wow. Talk about the ultimate equestrian experience! The Longines Global Champions Tour Miami Beach features world’s best horses and riders during the first week of April. The riders, horses, and spectators get to enjoy this relaxing beach setting after finishing a long winded Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida.
For the fourth year, this event is separated into two categories- CSI5* and CSI2* classes. The CSI5* is the top level, where the top ranked riders in the world compete for the highest prize money, over the biggest jumps – up to 1.60M. The CSI 2* is smaller in fence hight, and offers opportunities for many local athletes as well as international rising equestrian stars.
One of our favorite jumps in the arena was the simple skinny “Miami Beach” vertical facing the ocean.
Celebrity rider Jennifer Gates clears the ‘seahorse fence’ at the Longines Global Champions Tour in a classic white and navy ensemble matching her horse’s attire.
The crowd intensely stared as the horses jumped just inches away from their faces over the rail.
Olivier Philippaerts was spotted wearing the family H&M equestrian styled ensemble. Talk about one handsome team…
You couldn’t help but stare at these beautiful horses and riders in the arena at the Longines Global Champions Tour. It’s an incredible event, and if you ever get the chance to experience the thrills of this tour, be sure to check the schedule and mark your calendars for the next one!
Until then, we will keep dreaming from the sidelines.
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