WORLD EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
JULY 13th - 22rd, 2018
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.
To be eternalised on the winners’ board next to the entrance of the Main Stadium at the Soers – this dream came true today for Gregory Wathelet when he opened a new chapter in the history of the Rolex Grand Slam after riding to victory in the Rolex Grand Prix of the CHIO Aachen 2017.Read more
Team Oranje was unbeatable again in the Nations’ Cup of the four-in-hand drivers. Boyd Exell drove to victory in the Prize of the Talbot Family for the eighth time. And the Prize of the Heitkamp & Thumann Group went to Exell’s protégé, who could be decisive for the future of the driving sport.Read more
It is always said that dressage is complicated. When Isabell Werth won the Deutsche Bank Prize at the Aachen Soers for the eleventh time today, she made the fascination of dressage tangible with her Oldenburg-bred mare, Weihegold.Read more
Cheering can be so nice! Even when captured on a photograph, one can still feel the short moment of triumph, the second in which one knows: Mission accomplished! One has reached the top! The photographer from New Zealand, Libby Law, perfectly captured such a moment.Read more
Despite the pouring rain, it was of all people the Southern Europeans who triumphed in the LUMILEDS Prize, the Grand Prix Freestyle of the I-Tour this evening. First and foremost, the bronze-medallist from the 2015 European Championships, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat.Read more
It is a good job that equestrian athletes aren’t football players, wimps, or pansies! Namely, this evening the Lavazza Prize turned into a water fight. And it was fantastic fun!Read more
The name of the winner in the Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup is very fitting “the Youth from Paradise”. Her rider prophesies a big future for her.Read more
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.