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.
Exploring the venue
Walking through the dockside cranes
Taking a look at the arena before the next event begins
The cranes provide an impressive backdrop
Watching the jumpers warm up
The view from our seats
Ready for the event to begin!
Now a series of jumping photos!
I particularly liked that this jumper matched her outfit to her horse!
Getting ready to begin his round
I was trying to get a jumping shot in the background but I was too slow
Getting ready to jump
Making her way around the arena
The red ribbon on the horse’s tail means that he kicks!
This rider from Japan came in second place
Watching the award ceremony
Last year’s jumping event: