Longines Global Champions Tour in Valkenswaard to be Held in Top International Arena

Monday, June 29, 2015
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Luciana Diniz (Photo: Stefano Grasso /LGCT)
Luciana Diniz (Photo: Stefano Grasso /LGCT)

Tops International Arena will be officially launched to coincide with the annual leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Valkenswaard, the renowned international show jumping circuit. From 13th to 16th August 2015, hundreds of international riders will descend on the new facility for the twelfth round of the Tour.

The new Tops International Arena in The Netherlands will usher in a new era for the sport that is loved and watched by many millions around the world. Fans of show jumping will be able to enjoy the action from the two grandstands overlooking the main competition arena, which seats around 3,000 people. The Place de Concours has smart shopping areas, a champagne bar and delicious food and beverage outlets; all of which will combine to deliver memorable days for families and friends.

Jan Tops is pleased to open the arena."The development of the Tops International Arena has been a lifelong vision and I'm exceptionally proud to open the doors to you ahead of the official launch for a first look at our new development. As our sport constantly evolves, I believe that our new state of the art complex truly reflects the progression and growing popularity of show jumping worldwide, and will become the spiritual home for the Longines Global Champions Tour. Sport, entertainment and lifestyle are the core elements of the Tops International Arena, and combined with our vision for the Longines Global Champions Tour, we hope to introduce a new level of innovation to show jumping."

Valkenswaard is located at the heart of the European show jumping circuit. Twenty minutes outside of Eindhoven, it is easily accessible from most of Europe’s major cities, and within 1.5 hours drive from five international European airports.

The full address is: Tops International Arena, Maastrichterweg 249, 5556 VB Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.