(CNN)It’s a long-time favorite of the international jet set, but taking to the skies of Saint-Tropez this weekend will be show jumping’s biggest stars for the penultimate event in the Longines Global Champions Tour.

All of the top 10 riders in the season standings will be in action at the stunning venue next to the famous Pampelonne Beach near the glamorous French Riviera resort.And in the last event before the regular-season finale in New York at the end of September, the clock is ticking for riders to secure their spot at the exclusive LGCT Super Grand Prix at the GC Prague Playoffs in November.Briton Ben Maher is the overall defending champion and heads the standings this season following last week’s win in Rome, but Belgium’s Pieter Devos will be looking to regain his long-time lead.Visit CNN.com/Equestrian for more news, features and videosRead MoreREAD: Longines Global Champions Tour 219 schedule and resultsBen Maher and Explosion W celebrating another victory in Rome.Ben Maher and Explosion W celebrating another victory in Rome.Ben Maher and Explosion W celebrating another victory in Rome.JUST WATCHEDLGCT Rome: Ben Maher leaps to victoryReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH (16 Videos)Ben Maher and Explosion W celebrating another victory in Rome.Ben Maher and Explosion W celebrating another victory in Rome.LGCT Rome: Ben Maher leaps to victoryOlivier Philippaerts on ExtraOlivier Philippaerts on ExtraOlivier Philippaerts: Secrets of My SuccessMaikel van der Vleuten and Dana Blue on the way to victoryMaikel van der Vleuten and Dana Blue on the way to victoryLGCT Valkenswaard: van der Vleuten triumphsUS American Laura Kraut on Cedric clears an obstacle during the North Rhine Westphalia jumping prize at the CHIO World Equestrian Festival in Aachen on July 6, 2012.  Kraut took third place. The CHIO, the last major equestrian event before the London Olympics, takes place from 03 to 08 July AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/GettyImages)US American Laura Kraut on Cedric clears an obstacle during the North Rhine Westphalia jumping prize at the CHIO World Equestrian Festival in Aachen on July 6, 2012.  Kraut took third place. The CHIO, the last major equestrian event before the London Olympics, takes place from 03 to 08 July AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL        (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/GettyImages)Laura Kraut: Secrets of My SuccessEdwina Tops-Alexander: Secrets of My SuccessBen Maher, seen here sharing a moment with Explosion W, said the Dutch warmblood is "one of the best" horses he has ever had.Ben Maher, seen here sharing a moment with Explosion W, said the Dutch warmblood is "one of the best" horses he has ever had.LGCT London: Ben Maher and the London Knights on topJennifer Gates: Paris Panthers owner opens upDani G. Waldman and Lizziemary on the way to victory in Berlin.Dani G. Waldman and Lizziemary on the way to victory in Berlin.LGCT Berlin: Dani G. Waldman takes the victoryDarragh Kenny on the way to victory with Balou du ReventonDarragh Kenny on the way to victory with Balou du ReventonLGCT Chantilly: Darragh Kenny jumps to victoryBen Maher: Secrets of My SuccessChristian Ahlmann on the way to his fifth victory on the Longines Global Champions Tour.Christian Ahlmann on the way to his fifth victory on the Longines Global Champions Tour.LGCT Paris: New dad Ahlmann clinches winLGCT Monaco: Van der Vleuten soars to winGerman Daniel Deusser clinched victory at the Longines Global Champions Tour stop in Hamburg on Saturday. German Daniel Deusser clinched victory at the Longines Global Champions Tour stop in Hamburg on Saturday. Daniel Deusser: Secrets of My SuccessPieter Devos on Claire ZPieter Devos on Claire ZPieter Devos: Secrets of My SuccessMartin Fuchs on the way to victory with Chaplin.Martin Fuchs on the way to victory with Chaplin.LGCT Cascais: Martin Fuchs does the doublePeder Fredricson celebrates after winning the inaugural LGCT in the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm.Peder Fredricson celebrates after winning the inaugural LGCT in the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm.LGCT Stockholm: Fredricson clinches home winGermany’s Daniel Deusser and France’s Kevin Staut are not far behind, while Maikel van der Vleuten of the Netherlands leads the chasing pack.The event, in the wooded enclave of Ramatuelle near Saint-Tropez, is the penultimate chance for big-name riders such as Edwina Tops-Alexander, Scott Brash, Kent Farrington and Laura Kraut to qualify for Prague.In the Global Champions League team event, the London Knights are clinging to a one-point lead from St. Tropez Pirates with the Shanghai Swans 10 points further adrift in third. The LGCT New York event takes place from September 27-29, with the Prague Playoffs from November 21-24.

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