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Longines Global Champions Tour 2019 season in photos

Updated 1137 GMT (1937 HKT) November 25, 2019
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Prague: The season champions walk into the O2 arena ahead of the Longines Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix at the GC Prague Playoffs. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
To cap a stellar season, Briton Ben Maher (center) adds the Super Grand Prix crown to his second straight Longines Global Champions Tour title. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Maher and his impressive mount Explosion W in action in Prague. Global Champions Tour
Martin Fuchs flies high on Clooney 51. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Shanghai Swans won the Global Champions League Super Cup, the season finale for the team event. STEFANO GRASSO
New York: The iconic skyline of dominated the final round of the regular season which took place on Governors Island off Lower Manhattan. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Belgian Pieter Devos held a narrow lead over defending overall champion Ben Maher. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
But Britain's Maher took the Grand Prix title to secure back-to-back Longines Global Champions Tour crowns. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Maher's trusty steed was the impressive Explosion W. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Saint-Tropez: Jessica Springsteen rode RMF Zecilie to her very first individual victory on the Global Champions Tour. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Springsteen, daughter of famed rocker Bruce, was a popular winner at the glamorous beach side venue on the French Riviera. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Rome: Italy's famed Carosello IV Reggimento Carabinieri a Cavallo put on a display for the Global Champions Tour spectators in Rome. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Britain's Ben Maher, the defending overall champion, clinched the Rome Grand Prix to climb to the top of the season standings. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Valkenswaard: Maikel van der Vleuten and Dana Blue on the way to victory in Valkenswaard. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
The Tops International Arena, in the Netherlands, is a wonderful venue to host the Valkenswaard leg of the tour. Julien Epaillard
London: Winless all season, defending overall LGCT champion Ben Maher hits back with a bang on Explosion W on home soil. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Shane Sweetnam goes airborne on Alejandro at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Berlin: Dani G. Waldman and Lizziemary triumphed in Berlin. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Germany's Ludger Beerbaum and Cool Feeling missed out by just 0.35 seconds. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Chantilly: Darragh Kenny rode to victory on Balou du Reventon in front of the spectacular Chateau de Chantilly north of Paris. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Ben Maher and Explosion W in action at Chantilly. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Paris: The Eiffel Tower and the Champ de Mars provided a stunning setting for round 11 of the Longines Global Champions Tour.
New dad Christian Ahlmann jumped to his fifth victory on the global circuit. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Monaco: The glitzy riviera resort of Monaco held the 10th and halfway stop of the Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Dutchman Maikel van der Vleuten riding Beauville Z dazzled under the floodlights in the principality. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Dutchman Maikel van der Vleuten won the Monaco leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour riding Beauville Z. LGCT / Stefano Grasso
Cascais: Switzerland's Martin Fuchs clinched double victory by winning both the Longines Global Champions Tour event and partnering Ben Maher to triumph in the Global Champions League for London Knights on the Portuguese coast. Stefano Grasso/GCT
Britain's Maher, the defending LGCT overall champion, rode his Explosion W to second in the individual Grand Prix in Cascais. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Stockholm: Peder Fredricson celebrates after winning the inaugural LGCT in the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
The Swedish capital welcomed the Global Champions Tour for the first time in June 2019. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Cannes: The "City of Stars" on the French Riviera hosted round seven of the Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Belgium's Niels Bruynseels riding Gancia de Muze edged British Olympic gold medalist Scott Brash to win his first LGCT Grand Prix event. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Hamburg: Home favorite Daniel Deusser rode Jasmien v. Bisschop to victory in the Hamburg leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour. Stefano Grasso/GCT
Spectators enjoyed lavish hospitality in the German city as the world's best show jumpers competed just yards from their seats. Stefano Grasso/GCT
Madrid: Fuchs rode Chaplin to victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix, as well as partnering Maher to win the Global Champions League title for the London Knights. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Madrid: Van der Vleuten on Dana Blue finished a narrow second behind Fuchs in the Spanish capital. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Shanghai: Danielle Goldstein rode Lizziemary to the Longines Global Champions Tour title in Shanghai in early May. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Israel's Goldstein beat Irishman Darragh Kenny on Balou du Reventon by just 0.08 seconds in the jump-off. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Miami Beach: The spectacular waterside setting provided a picture-perfect backdrop for the Miami Beach event. Pictured: Georgina Bloomberg riding Chameur 137. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Belgium's Pieter Devos and his 11-year-old Claire Z triumphed in an eight-rider jump-off for his first GCT win since 2014. StefanoGrasso/LGCT
Devos beat Harrie Smolders and Don VHP Z by 0.04 seconds in a nail-biting finish. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Mexico City: Jerome Guery and Quel Homme de Hus celebrated their first LGCT victory in Mexico. Stefano Grasso/Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Guery's stallion was given to him by his best friend two months before the event but they gelled to win a 12-horse jump-off. Stefano Grasso/Stefano Grasso/LGCT
The Campo Marte venue, at more than 2,000 feet above sea level, hosted the equestrian events at the 1968 Olympic Games. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Doha: France's Julien Epaillard and Usual Suspect d'Auge raced to victory in the jump-off in the season opener in Doha. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
The event was held at the state-of-the-art Al Shaqab Equestrian Facility in Doha. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Britain's Maher came into the 2019 season as overall LGCT defending champion. Stefano Grasso/LGCT