Before the "Longines Grand Prix" is staged on Sunday, the international participants of the "Longines Equestrian Beijing Masters“ visited the Great Wall together with some of the Chinese competitors. Many of the world's top riders will be competing in Peking, including Scott Brash, Ben Maher and Ludger Beerbaum, the current Top 3 of the Longines world-ranking list. The two British show-jumpers already clocked up the fastest times in the descent on the summer toboggan run after the hour-long walk along the Wall.
In Peking, it is not just about who wins the Masters, the main focus lies on the development of the equestrian sport in China. In addition to the sport and the supporting programme, a great deal of know-how is also being conveyed in workshops or while walking the course together with the top Chinese riders. The Chinese organisers are also pacing their bets on an international exchange, they are namely being supported by the Aachener Reitturnier GmbH.