In Loving Memory of Wim van der Leegte

November 19, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news of the passing of Mr. Wim van der Leegte, the esteemed owner of VDL Group, long-term partners of Longines Tops International Arena. Mr. van der Leegte was not only a visionary entrepreneur but also a true friend and supporter of our equestrian community.


The entire team at Longines Global Champions Tour and Longines Tops International Arena is deeply saddened by the loss of such a remarkable individual. Our thoughts go out to the entire van der Leegte family during this difficult time.


Wim van der Leegte's legacy extends far beyond the business realm. As the head of VDL Group, he played a crucial role in the success and growth of our beloved sport. His passion for show jumping and commitment to excellence resonated with all who had the privilege of knowing him. His presence will be sorely missed, and his contributions to the equestrian world will be remembered with gratitude and admiration.


In these challenging moments, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Wim van der Leegte.

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