Saturday 10th September 2016, Stadio dei Marmi, Italy
The Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Rome will
start at the new time of 09:15 tomorrow (Sunday) following
cancellation today due to thunderstorms.
To safeguard the welfare of horses and riders, Longines
Global Champions Tour organisers in consultation with FEI
Officials decided to postpone the Grand Prix following
thunder and lightning storms in Rome today.
Marco Danese, Sporting Director LGCT: “Welfare of the
horses and riders is, and always has been, the top priority
of the Longines Global Champions Tour, which is why the
decision to postpone the Grand Prix until Sunday was made
today. The continued threat of lightning and heavy thunder
meant that conditions would be too dangerous to continue,
and therefore the joint decision was made in agreement with
organisers and participants.
“The event remains free to the public to attend, and we look
forward to welcoming everyone back for another spectacular
Grand Prix tomorrow morning.”
Sunday morning’s CSI5* 1.50m / 1.55m class, originally
planned for 11:45, will now be cancelled. Riders due to
compete in that class will now also be allowed to
participate in tomorrow’s Grand Prix. The €91,000 prize
purse will be added to the €300,000 on offer in the Grand
Eurosport will broadcast the Grand Prix of Rome tomorrow
starting at 12.45pm CET.
Please see the revised broadcast schedule for further
The order of competition tomorrow will be as follows:
08:00 - CSI2* PremiuMares 1.30m Accumulator
09:15 - Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Rome
13:15 - CSI2* PremiuMares Final against the clock
15:30 - Global Champions League of Rome