WELCOME AT THE
WORLD EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
JULY 13th - 22nd, 2018
CHIO Aachen Ticker
The red carpet is traditionally rolled out for the horses at the renowned World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen. However, on one evening the interest of the photographers shifts to the entrance of the Champions' Circle, when the guests from the media and sport, society, politics and business circles arrive for the CHIO Aachen Media Night.Read more
Naturally, the Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup is – as the name would suggest – a competition for young horses. Nevertheless, the obstacles are 1.40 metres high. However, Daniel Deußer and his Belgian warmblood mare, Killer Queen by Eldorado van de Zeshoek, let the course look like a beginner’s class for young horses. They galloped to the finish line clear in the best time of 70.57 seconds. Daniel Deußer: “I didn’t actually put my foot down, but if one had counted the canter strides, I bet she took four less than the other horses. She simply has a huge canter.” And not only that, she also has the attitude that horses need to be able to excel in a stadium like the Soers: “She has a lot of temperament, lots of thoroughbred in her, but an extremely clear head,” is how her rider describes her. “It doesn’t matter where, she always jumps brilliantly, she doesn’t let herself be distracted by anything.” She demonstrated this impressively today – Deußer incidentally was of the same opinion: “The way she jumped here today, I am convinced that she will also compete here in the Prize of Europe or Prize of NRW in one or two years’ time!” Daniel Deußer can drink a toast with his yard and training colleague, Lorenzo de Luca, later today. The Italian show-jumper was namely in the lead with his also eight-year-old Evita van’t Zoggehof by Golden Hawk until Deußer came and relegated him into second place (71.34 seconds). Marcus Ehning finished third with the Wesphalian-bred For Contest-daughter, Filippa K, followed by Christian Ahlmann and Cornwell by Cornado. Interesting for breeding fans Both the Italian rider de Luca and Daniel Deußer are at home in Belgium and ride for the Stephex Stables, who also own both horses. And that is not the only thing they have in common. Both of their mares were bred in Belgium, the one is registered as a BWP (Belgisch Warmbloedpaard), the other as a SBS (Belgium Sporthorse). Both descend from extremely successful mare lines. Killer Queen’s dam, Derly Chin de Muze, carried the Canadian rider, Eric Lamaze, over the Olympic course in London in 2012. The other dams Werly Chin, Qerly Chin and Kerly were also highly successful at international level. Evita van’t Zoggehof’s grand dam, the Selle Français mare, Fragrance de Chalus by Jalisco produced a stallion that is also well-known in Aachen, Mylord Carthago (Pénélope Leprevost/FRA) as well as diverse further international sports horses and graded stallions. Which points out once again that breeding certainly isn’t a matter of chance!Read more
First time at the Soers, first competition, first victory – his debut at the CHIO Aachen couldn’t have gone better for the French rider, Mathieu Billot.Read more
The dressage competitions start tomorrow at the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen 2018. Alongside Sönke Rothenberger, Laura Graves is the name mentioned most frequently in this connection and after Rothenberger’s horse, Cosmo, sustained an injury and the pair had to withdraw, she is indeed Werth’s fiercest component.Read more
It has long since become tradition that the partner country of the CHIO Aachen is welcomed on the market place in Aachen. And so the citizens of Aachen crowded in front of historical Town Hall on Monday evening when this year’s partner country China presented an exciting show...Read more
The “European Young Riders Academy” that is supported by the CHIO Aachen partner Rolex dedicates itself to promoting young show jumping talents European-wide. One of the aspiring stars of this project is the British rider, Harry Charles.Read more
The CHIO weekend in July 2018 was a total success for the German vaulters, who won all of the major competitions in the Prize of Sparkasse. As the crowning glory they also claimed the top two places in the Nations Cup – and delivered a nail-biting duel in the process!Read more
The CHIO Aachen is the official equestrian show of the Federal Republic of Germany. This is where all of the Nations’ Cups in the five disciplines dressage, jumping, eventing, driving and vaulting are staged. World-class equestrian sport meets up with a very special atmosphere in Aachen. Every year around 350,000 spectators from all over the globe come to the Aachen Soers to experience the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen.
Rolex Grand Slam of Showjumping
The show-jumpers’ Rolex Grand Slam is the beginning of a new era in the field of equestrian sport. The quest to win the most difficult-to-obtain trophies in the world of equestrian sport unites the top riders from all over the globe.
The Major tournaments Aachen, Spruce Meadows, Geneva and ´s-Hertogenbosch – all prestigious names on the international equestrian sport circuit, which are now connected by a spectacular bonus system.
CHIO Aachen Village
Fashion and lifestyle, everything about horses, catering highlights and much more: Visit the CHIO Aachen Village – the perfect place to shop and enjoy.