Skelton wants Global Champions Tour in UK every year

05 June 2013 / 18:20

Olympic gold-medal winning showjumper Nick Skelton wants to see the Longines Global Champions Tour in London every year as it arrives in the UK for the first time ever.

Skelton, who won gold in the team competition at the London 2012 Olympics last summer alongside Scott Brash, Peter Charles and Ben Maher, is one of 13 Brits set to compete.

Brash and Maher are among the British riders joining Skelton at what is being heralded as the most important international showjumping event to hit Britain since London 2012.

It is also the first major sporting event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since the Games and Skeleton would like to see the Tour regularly touchdown in the UK.

“Hopefully we can have it every year. At the Olympics there were people who had never been to a horse show before which is why it is good to have an event like this in a city,” he said.

“I think it will be well received and we will get some good crowds getting a chance to see the world’s best riders.”

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