Showjumping tour to come to Ireland

Irish-American property and sports billionaire Frank McCourt wants to bring his international showjumping tour – the Global Champions – to Dublin if he can convince the sport’s governing body to lift new sanctions making it impossible for riders to t

14th June, 2015
High stakes: the Longines Global Champion tour could be held in Dublin in the future.

McCourt told The Sunday Business Post he had filed an antitrust complaint in Belgium last week, accusing the Fédération Equestre Internationale of putting exclusivity requirements on riders and officials that bar them from competing in events it doesn’t organise, such as the Global Champions Tour.

“It was a last resort but something we are very hopeful we can win and that will allow us to move forward with our...

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