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London adds international showjumping to summer of sport

The International Quarter, adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will stage a round of the Global Champions Tour 6-9 June. Britain’s Olympic show jumping gold medallists will be competing along with the world’s top 30 riders for record prize money of around €750,000.

A grandstand for 3,000 spectators, paying between £10 and £50, will be erected around the arena with corporate hospitality marquees for 700 people alongside. A shopping village and a giant TV screen will also be available for the public.

It is a great opportunity to stage the competition at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, creating a true link to the legacy of the London Games. We have already received strong support from the local community and look forward to delivering an exciting sporting event for everyone,

said Peter Phillips of SEL-UK (Sports & Entertainment Ltd), the event’s organiser.

One of our Legacy hopes was that we would be able to bring world class showjumping back into the heart of the city where so many Olympic dreams were made; we feel extremely fortunate to see these hopes realised,

said Iain Graham, Chief Executive for British Showjumping.