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About us

As the saying goes, innovation requires tradition. The CHIO Aachen has both: A history that dates back to the year 1898 and ultra-modern developments. And it has us, the faces behind the show: The Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V., organisers of the CHIO Aachen and the Aachener Reitturnier GmbH (ART), responsible for the marketing side of the CHIO Aachen since 1975.

Members ALRV

The Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V. (ALRV), organiser of the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen, is a non-profit association with long tradition. In 1898 it was founded by Arnold Deden, Gustav Rensing, Hubert Wienen and some local farmers and merchants (click here for more information regarding the ALRV’s history). Currently the association has about 450 individual members and 30 member companies who through their membership demonstrate their deep bond with the ALRV and the CHIO Aachen. Click here for the Articles of Association of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V.

The ALRV-membership embraces several advantages, among others the gratis distribution of the biannual CHIO-Magazine, a season ticket for the standing area and, on demand, a season parking ticket for the CHIO Aachen as well as an invitation to the annual General Assembly including the right to vote.