Longines Global Champions Tour date change due to weather

Longines Global Champions Tour date change due to weather


Thanks to intense temperature ailments, the Longines Worldwide Champions Tour is switching the routine

Pumped to head out to Miami Beach for the Longines Global Champions Tour?

Hold your horses.

Our relentlessly soggy weather has caused organizers of the hoity-toity event sponsored by the Swiss watchmaker to make some changes.

Known as the world’s premier show jumping series, Longines will indeed return here this week for its seventh year, bringing the Olympic-level equestrian sport to the sands in front of Collins Park, but for an abbreviated period. Thanks, Mother Nature!

Originally set to start Wednesday and run through Saturday, Longines will now be only a three-day long affair, commencing on Friday and wrapping up on Sunday.

Filmmaker/local observer Billy Corben posted a video of the site Tuesday on his Instagram, showing parts of tents blown off, saying the “venue was damaged by rising seas and beach erosion.”

“The show will proceed as usual,” said a LGCT statement emailed to the Miami Herald, which did not mention any issues caused by the inclement weather. “Nothing has changed beside the dates.”

Sounds like a prudent move.

A flood watch remains in effect through Wednesday evening for coastal Miami-Dade, according to the National Weather Service.

Friday is looking like clear skies and lots of sunshine. Phew.

Wannabe attendees can gather more information about the updated schedule on LGCT’s website.

“We understand the anticipation and excitement that comes with the event and would like to assure you that the team is working tirelessly with local experts to ensure that everything runs smoothly and is still an unforgettable experience for everyone involved,” says a statement. “The safety and well-being of our riders, their horses, and our guests are our top priority and as such, we have made some necessary adjustments.

“We appreciate your understanding in this matter.”

Longines Global Champions Tour

When: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Where: In front of Collins Park, from 21st to 22nd Streets.

Cost: Free

Information and schedules: www.gcglobalchampions.com

This story was initially published April 12, 2023, 2:30 PM.

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