Excitement builds ahead of highly-anticipated Miami Beach event

12 March - Excitement is building as preparations begin for the construction of the unique and spectacular Miami Beach venue on the stunning sands of Florida's southern coast. Opposite Miami Beach's Collins Park, 220 horses, 10 tonnes of hay, 1900 bales of wood shavings, 8 tonnes of horse food and 1000 tonnes of competition arena surface will take up residence ahead of this show jumping extravaganza. There will also be seating for 1400 spectators and VIP hospitality for around 500 guests per day!

The Tour will launch its landmark 10th Anniversary season in Miami Beach, Florida from 2-4 April with three days of world-class showjumping featuring the coveted Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach Grand Prix and prestigious American Invitational. Visitors to this unmissable event will enjoy electric, 5-star sport for FREE as the very best showjumpers in the land do battle on the beautiful sands of Miami Beach, just metres from sparkling ocean waves.

World No1 Scott Brash (GBR) and World No4 Kent Farrington (USA) will be joined in Miami Beach by USA's double Olympic Gold medallists McLain Ward andBeezie Madden, and World Silver medallist Margie Goldstein-Engle; 2012 Olympic Champion Steve Guerdat (SUI) and 2008 Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze (CAN); 2012 Olympic Silver and 2014 World Gold medallist Gerco Schroder (NED); France's 2014 World Silver medallists Kevin Staut and Simon Delestre; 2010 World Gold medallist Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER) and 2012 Olympic Gold medallist Ben Maher (GBR).