Longines Global Champions Tour 2014

Longines Global Champions Tour 2014

Longines Global Champions Tour 2014

A special thank you to Diana and David for the invitation to come see the Longines Global Champions Tour 2014, formally known as Jumping Antwerpen! Last year I went with Koen and really enjoyed it. This year I invited Hannah to join me, because she does some jumping herself. Such a good choice for a guest! I was able to learn a lot while we watched. Enthusiasm is also contagious, so being with someone who loves horses made the event that much more fun! The venue is beautiful and located on the dockside of Antwerp’s Scheldt River with a view of the cranes.

 

Walking beside the stadium

Exploring the venue

 

Walking through the dockside cranes

Walking through the dockside cranes

 

Taking a look at the arena before the next event begins

Taking a look at the arena before the next event begins

 

The cranes provide an impressive backdrop

The cranes provide an impressive backdrop

 

Watching the jumpers warm up

Watching the jumpers warm up

 

Our view from our seats

The view from our seats

 

Ready for the event to begin!

Ready for the event to begin!

 

Now a series of jumping photos!

Now a series of jumping photos!

 

Action shot

Action shot

 

Jumping shot

Jumping shot

 

I particularly liked that this jumper matched her outfit to her horse!

I particularly liked that this jumper matched her outfit to her horse!

 

Getting ready to begin his round

Getting ready to begin his round

 

I was trying to get a jumping shot in the background but I was too slow

I was trying to get a jumping shot in the background but I was too slow

 

Getting ready to jump

Getting ready to jump

 

Making her way around the arena

Making her way around the arena

 

The red ribbon on the horse's tail means that he kicks!

The red ribbon on the horse’s tail means that he kicks!

 

Action shot

Action shot

 

This rider from Japan came in second place

This rider from Japan came in second place

 

Watching the award ceremony

Watching the award ceremony

 

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