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Nueva York, pone la “guinda” a una emocionante temporada para Madrid in Motion

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El próximo 27 de septiembre dará comienzo un excitante fin de semana de competición en la isla Neoyorkina de Governors Island. Una cita decisiva que, además de ser novedad en el calendario Global Champions League, determinará los cuatro equipos que clasificarán directamente para la final de los GC Playoffs de Praga.

Emoción, nervios y muchas ganas, por tanto, para el equipo patrocinado por Massimo Dutti y Marqués de Riscal, Madrid in Motion, que viaja a la ciudad americana precisamente ocupando el cuarto puesto del ranking con 290 puntos acumulados, y a solo 14 puntos del primer clasificado, los St Tropez Pirates. 

La competencia es dura, con cuatro equipos fuertes acechando, por lo que Maikel Van der Vleuten, Eduardo Álvarez Aznar y Michael G Duffy deberán competir con un claro objetivo: defender la posición. Para eso, viajarán con Beauville Z, Seringat, F y Lapuccino, cuatro armas perfectamente capaces de garantizar la plaza para la super final de Praga y ofrecer un buen espectáculo ecuestre. Crucemos dedos.

La primera calificativa se disputará el viernes 27 a las 15.45h, hora local y se podrá seguir en directo a través de la web de



Press Release: Star Strikers Revealed for Final GCL Face Off in New York


Photo: GCL / Stefano Grasso 

High stakes, enormous pressure and big expectations… The GCL team competition is set to reach fever pitch as the battle for supremacy rockets to its conclusion in New York.

Throughout the year the GCL team competition has seen more drama, tactics and excitement than ever before, with all 16 teams experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions this season.

Currently leading are the St Tropez Pirates with a score of 304 points, closely followed by the Shanghai Swans on 302 so far. Just 6 points behind are the former leaders and 2018 Champions London Knights, while Madrid in Motion are a further 6 points away with 290 overall.

As well as the Championship title, teams are fighting for a place in the GC Prague Playoffs GCL Super Cup, with the top four ranked teams fast-tracking to the semi-finals - a huge advantage in the fight for the 3 million euro prize pot and chance to etch their names into the history books.

This season the London Knights have taken the most wins, with four 1st places to their name - Madrid, Stockholm, Cascais/Estoril, and London. While the St Tropez Pirates have only secured one win this year (Hamburg), their consistently high placings have meant they now lead the Championship race by just two points.

The Shanghai Swans started the season off strongly with two back to back wins in Doha and Mexico City, however the team will be looking for a resurgence of form at the final event, with the hope of just stealing back the overall lead. Quietly chipping away are Madrid in Motion, the team securing two wins so far this season - both by father and son duo Eric and Maikel van der Vleuten in Cannes and most recently Ramatuelle/Saint-Tropez. While that dream combination won’t be together next week, the team have selected three formidable riders from their squad and will be hoping to keep the momentum of their recent form to secure their third win of the season.

And all eyes will be on the home city team New York Empire, lead by team owner and rider Georgina Bloomberg who was born and raised in the city. After a spectacular win in Valkenswaard earlier this season, the black, white and red team will be looking for plenty of local support as they seek to take a podium on home turf.

With tactics and strategy at the forefront of each team managers minds, we can exclusively reveal the team selection for the final season fight in New York.



Top Four Teams Rider Selection

St Tropez Pirates


Top Four Teams Rider Selection

St Tropez Pirates
Pieter Devos
Edwina Tops-Alexander
Dani G. Waldman

Shanghai Swans
Daniel Deusser
Peder Fredricson
Shane Sweetnam

London Knights
Martin Fuchs
Ben Maher
Olivier Philippaerts

Madrid in Motion
Eduardo Alvarez Aznar
Michael G Duffy
Maikel van der Vleuten

With a win worth 30 points, and every point counting in the final season score, there has never been more pressure on the team riders.

The first round of action will kick off on Friday 27 September at 15:45 local time. All scores carry through to Saturday 28 September where the conclusion of the 2019 GCL season will take place at 12:45 local time. Tune in LIVE via the Global Champions website and watch all the action free.

Exclusive: New York Empire Touch Down In The Big Apple for GCL Finals


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New York Empire riders Georgina Bloomberg, Scott Brash and Daniel Bluman declared themselves "ready for battle" ahead of the team showdown at the first-ever GCL Finals in the Big Apple. 

The New York Empire squad touched down in their home City yesterday and took the short ferry ride to Governors Island where the inaugural Longines Global Champions Tour of New York will kick off this Friday - with fans and guests being treated to some of the stunning views ever at a show jumping event.

Under bright blue skies and with perfect temperatures predicted for the event, the team cruised over to the historic Governors Island in eight minutes and as the boat docked they looked back with excitement at the impressive Lower Manhattan skyline and across to the Statue of Liberty.

Proudly sporting the team colours, New York Empire team owner Georgina Bloomberg said; “It is incredibly special to have the best of the best here. This city deserves a great horse show and we are bringing one of the greatest shows, the best riders and the best prize money."

“I think everyone that comes to the event this weekend, who might never have been to a horse show and know nothing about it, will leave as fans. It is a beautiful setting, you get to take a boat and the weather is going to be great but it is also just the best show. It will be top level show jumping with the best riders in the world and amazing horses - it doesn’t get much better than this.”

The home city team have brought serious horsepower to maximise their chances in the GCL Finals which kicks off with the first round on Friday afternoon and the climax on Saturday afternoon where 16 teams will go into combat for the final stage of the 2019 team championship.

Georgina, who was born and raised in New York and whose businessman and philanthropist father Michael served as New York City Mayor, said: “This is where I was born and raised, went to college and where my son was born, it is where all my happy memories are. I am proud to be a New Yorker and to bring everyone here and show them this is incredibly special. Our team is ready, we have come with our top horses and we are ready for battle. To come away with a team victory in the GCL would mean a lot to us. I would love to pull through for my teammates and have their hard work pay off. But as long as they come and they are happy with their experience here, get to see some of the city and hopefully leave being proud to ride for New York Empire."

GCL teams will be going all out to finish in the top four of the overall season ranking which means they will fast-track to the semi finals of the GCL Super Cup at the Playoffs in November.

The battle at the top of the GCL leaderboard is dramatically tight with only two points separating the leading team St Tropez Pirates from Shanghai Swans and with the formidable London Knights squad snapping at their heels too. All are strategically fielding their top talent for this weekend’s Finals. See the GCL Ranking here.

New York Empire star striker Scott Brash said: “New York is an amazing city. Governors Island is a fantastic venue for the horses. It is so important because the Global Tour is all about going to the best cities in the world so you cannot not go to New York. I think it is great that they have been able to find a venue that will accommodate the horses. It is just great to be here and to be a part of it all."

“We are unbelievably lucky to be jumping in New York. It has been a very challenging League (GCL) this year. We have a great team spirit, I think we have a really good team and we are all really hungry for the win here in New York. From the start of the season we always aimed for New York, we want to win on home turf. We know how much this means to Georgina, I have brought my best horse Mr President, Daniel is on his best one and Georgina has been jumping amazing all season so we are just hoping to be able to deliver and do our best this weekend. We want to win, that is what we are all aiming for.”

Daniel Bluman echoed Scott’s sentiments and said: “To have a horse show in New York City is pretty incredible, the venue is going to be great for the horses and riders, the location is perfect. I am very happy to be part of this team. We have a great team of people who always try their best."

“I am honoured to have been selected to ride here and hopefully we can deliver. Georgina is great as a team owner. She is very supportive and understands the sport, she is a rider, a competitor herself so she knows what it takes. It is good because when things don’t go well she understands why but it is fantastic when things do go well because she knows what it takes to win."

“We all have come here very strong with the horses on top form and it is the final event, so you are going to have a lot of teams and a lot of riders looking to finish the season very strong before heading to Prague, so we have to expect very difficult competition. The level is going to be high and there is a lot at stake.”

The action kicks off on Friday at 12:30 local time, with the first round of the GCL competition kicking off at 15:30. Watch live and exclusive via GC TV, on





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