1961 Big rush at the CHIO Aachen. The famous O-bus bridge from the city center to the show grounds was supposed to relieve the individual traffic to the show grounds and thus the parking spaces. The topic has remained a relevant one ...
1946 Due to participation of the occupiers in the first post-war competition, there was almost a little internationality in the course. In any case, 30,000 spectators at "their competition" experienced some normality again, even if only on two days.
1930 Alexis Baade also remained clear in the saddle of "Clemens" and thus won second place in the Valkyrie prize. Natural fences were already a characteristic of the Aachen course at that time.
1947 Crowded ranks in the main grandstand. For the World Show Jumping Championships in 1955, a massive new building should replace this roofed wooden construction from the Wilhelmine era.
1930s. The officers of the Hanover Cavalry School were rightly regarded as the guarantors of success in international equestrian sport. Their riding style according to the Italian school, which brings horse and rider into a natural balance, took a while to get used to in Germany.
1956 The second World Show Jumping Championship in Aachen is won by Cap. Raimondo d'Inzeo (ITA) with "Merano". First congratulator is his brother Lt. Piero d'Inzeo.
1931 Irmgard von Opel passes the great wall with her gray stallion "Nanuk". The outstanding amazone did not only shape the show events in Aachen. In 1934, she was to become the first woman to win the German Derby in Hamburg.
1925 Rush at the ticket office at the opening of the show grounds with its distinctive architecture. The garlanded covered wooden grandstand had room for 1,000 spectators.
1980 Tubular steel stands in the dressage stadium had replaced the wooden benches of the 1960s. But it became quite comfortable when plastic seats were added in 1979.
1947 Also proudly presented at the second post-war competition: Hans Lanckohr from Aachen/Horbach with "Liesel".
1965 Four-in-hand in front of the judge's house. Presentation of the teams, elegant horses, good harnesses, beautiful old carriages and classy presentation were especially valued. Since 1988, the "presentation" has been deleted from the FEI regulations.
1966 Natural fences have always been a characteristic feature of the Aachen course, even if they have been reduced over the years to improve visibility.
2013 The World Equestrian Games have made the Aachen show grounds the largest and most beautiful show grounds in the world. What is still missing: The east grandstand in the dressage stadium, which should increase the capacity to 6,300 for the 2015 European Equestrian Games.
1930 "To see and to be seen", that applied equally to the athletes and the spectators. Even back then, the CHIO Aachen was a sporting as well as a social event, for which people "dressed up".
1954 The "Double Nelson": With Gran Geste, Nelson Pessoa (BRA) won the Rolex Grand Prix/Grand Prix of Aachen and the Turkish Airlines Prize of Europe.
1929 Tandem and group jumping were one of the most spectacular competitions until the 1930s. The fences were a maximum of 1.20 meters high. Equal jumping and equal direction were judged.
1966 Single, double and multiple carriage driving has a long tradition at the CHIO Aachen. In the past, up to 25 % of the competitions were made up of various types of carriage tests.
1931 After a triple "hurrah" on his 70th birthday, now a privileged view of the course for Benno von Achenbach. To this day, his book "Anspannen und Fahren" (Harnessing and Driving), published in 1922, is considered the standard book for the driving sport.
1955 World champion show jumper Hans Günter Winkler in a storm of flashlights. As the defeated competitor congratulates Cap. Raimondo d'Inzeo (ITA) warmly to the winner.