• Tops Arena Valkenswaard, NL
  • 20-04-2023

    The WBFSH Studbooks Jumping Global Champions Trophy arrives at Valkenswaard

  • Morgane Libotte
    Morgane Libotte

    WBFSH Office/Press

  • As announced earlier, the WBFSH together with Tops Equestrian Events are partnering to offer a new and unique concept to the studbooks: The WBFSH Studbooks Jumping Global Champions Trophy.

    The inaugural event will take place from the 28th September to the 1st October 2023 in Tops International Arena, Valkenswaard (NED). One week after the traditional WBFSH World Breeding Championships of Lanaken.


    New & unique concept promoting the studbooks

    The WBFSH Studbooks Jumping Global Champions Trophy will unfold during four days, with five different categories:

    • 5 yo CSIYH1*
    • 6 yo CSIYH1*
    • 7 yo CSIYH2*
    • 8 yo CSIYH2*
    • Stallions 8 & 9 yo CSI-Sires

    Provisional competition program available here


    This new studbook team competition concept will gather teams composed of a minimum of four horses per category (max. five horses), appointed by the participating WBFSH studbooks.

    Each studbook can compete in several categories, but they do not have to send a team for each category.


    This is an exclusive opportunity for the studbooks to showcase themselves and their most promising young horses at top level; to promote them and their breeders in an authentic competition and on a world class stage with the Longines Global Champions Tour, one of the biggest show jumping organizers. An international elite auction will also be organized during this competition.

    Additional details on this will shortly follow.



    The qualifiers will take place in two arenas with different surfaces: sand and grass.

    The finals will be held in the grass arena.


    There are two qualifying rounds and one final for each age group. There is no jump-off against the clock for the final of the 5 yo category.

    During the second qualifying round, the horses start in the reverse order of the results of the first qualifier. The final will be between the best fifteen teams of each category, with only three horses per

    team, appointed by the “chef d’équipe”.

    N.B. A rider can ride a maximum of two horses in the same category, but cannot compete for different studbooks. There must be three different riders for the finale.


    Prize Money

    There will be both individual and team prizes, 25.000€ team prize and 5.000€ individual prize.



    Early-June                 Studbooks pre-selections

    15th of June               Studbooks confirm the number of participating teams

    June-September       Studbooks final selections

    11th of September     Definite entries and submission of athletes names

    27th of September      Last date for substitutions