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The presentation of the partner country 2020 at the CHIO Aachen 2019.

The presentation of the partner country 2020 at the CHIO Aachen 2019.


The partner countries enjoy a long tradition at the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen. They bring a special atmosphere to the CHIO Aachen since 2001.

Breath-taking landscapes, rich tradition, high-speed trains, temples and pop culture: Japan has many facets. A great deal of which can be experienced at the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen 2020 – especially during the Opening Ceremony on the evening of June 2nd, 2020.


Of course, the focus of attention is on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.  “The Olympics will play a dominating role in the Opening Ceremony – cheerful, colourful and sporty”, commented Frank Kemperman, Chairman of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V. (ALRV), organisers of the event.


From Japan, among others, a 130-man strong marching band and mounted archers will be taking part. In addition to a traditional group the archers – “Yabusame” – are also sending over a modern “Ladies Group”. The visitors can look forward to plenty of music, including not only the “Taiko Drums”, but also to a traditional, Japanese sound, the “Shamisen”. Japanese tradition will play a major role, the spectacular cherry blossom will be portrayed as well as Japanese pop culture with manga and cosplay.


Japan will also be highly present in the CHIO-Village with its own zone, among others the guests from the Far East will present their traditional tea ceremony and a kimono exhibition. Tickets for the opening pageant (June 2nd, 2020, 8 p.m.) are available online or from the ticket hotline on: +49-(0)-241-917-1111.



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Previous partner countries

A long tradition


  • 2019 France
  • 2018 China
  • 2017 Netherlands
  • 2016 Swedem
  • 2014 Switzerland
  • 2013 Denmark
  • 2012 Rio de Janeiro
  • 2011 Italy
  • 2010 North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 2009 Flanders
  • 2008 Russia
  • 2007 Portugal
  • 2005 Austria
  • 2004 Normandy
  • 2003 Hungary
  • 2002 Netherlands
  • 2001 Spain