AWSOME 5 STAR SHOWJUMPING IN ROME ringed by 59 classical statues

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This weekend Rome will host the elite of the world of show jumping in a stunning new event on the 2015 LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR calendar. Beautiful, inspirational Rome has been attracting visitors for over two millennia and continues to be one of the most exhilarating destinations in the world.

One of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe, Rome’s historic heart contains iconic monuments and artistic masterpieces from the magnificent Colosseum and the Pantheon to the Sistine Chapel and the ruins of the Roman Forum. Visitors can take in Renaissance palazzos and Baroque fountains or simply stroll through beautiful piazzas and soak up the vibrancy of the city of La Dolce Vita.

Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world and has a sporting heritage dating back to the Roman Empire. Longines Global Champions Tour of Rome will be staged at the impressive Stadio dei Marmi, which is ringed by 59 classical statues depicting different sports. The stadium is one of the arenas in the Foro Italico sports area, home to the Italian Olympic Committee.

Italian riders will be competing in front of a passionate local and international crowd as the battle for the series championship reaches a crucial stage with competitors locked in a gladiatorial battle for the honors.

The impressive Stadio dei Marmi in Rome is the host for the Italian leg of the Tour, an exciting new addition to the 2015 championship circuit, and will see three full days of competition from Friday 11th September to Sunday 13th September. Each day will feature CSI5* classes, as well as CSI2* classes for amateur riders throughout, and the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Rome will take place on Saturday 12th September, starting at 12:30 local time.

How awesome does this look like it’s going to be?

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Therese Stub Alhaug
Therese Stub Alhaug


Therese is the editor of Equilife, and is truly dedicated to equestrian sports and horses. She started riding as a little girl, and enjoys her free time with her two horses back home. Portrait interview is her favorite topic, as it has the gift to inspire others through peoples stories, knowledge, training and general life-philosophy, and certainly, their lives with horses.

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