Pferd und Sinfonie

Cheque presented to the MENSCHENSKIND® e.V. Foundation

The “Horse & Symphony” concert is not merely one of the highlights in the supporting programme of the CHIO Aachen, it also supports a charity every year. Namely part of the proceeds are donated. In this way, a sum of 12,000 Euros came together in 2018, which went in aid of the MENSCHENSKIND® e. V. Foundation.

On Saturday evening, Carl Meulenbergh, President of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V., presented the donation cheque during the concert to Ursula Reisgen, Treasurer of the MENSCHENSKIND® e. V., and Hilde Hanf, Committee Member of the MENSCHENSKIND® e. V. They revealed that the donation will be used for around 50 children, who are to receive support in the form of “Therapeutic Riding” in 2018 at the therapy centres in the region that are recognised by the German Curatorship for Therapeutic Riding. The association has been promoting therapeutic riding for ill and critically ill children since 2007. On average, the duration of the therapy lasts from 2 to 3 years. “It is nice to see that these donations are implemented exactly where they are needed: For children and youths from the region, who are desperately in need of support,” commented Carl Meulenbergh.

About the MENSCHENSKIND® e. V. Foundation:
MENSCHENSKIND® Association for the promotion of the care and advice of sick children and their families e.V., was founded on March 18th, 1993 as an initiative of affected parents of ill and convalesced, disabled or deceased children together with doctors and nursing staff of the Children’s Clinic of the Bethlehem Health Centre in Stolberg. Currently the association has 228 members. Since being founded, the members of the association have been able to carry out various projects. Current projects include:
– Annual remembrance service for the families and siblings of deceased children
– A discussion group for the parents of premature babies for the past 20 years
– Therapeutic Riding
– Collaboration in the “Stolberg Refugees’ Dialogue”



Hilde Hanf (links), Ursula Reisgen and Carl Meulenbergh. Photo: CHIO Aachen/ Andreas Steindl

Hilde Hanf (links), Ursula Reisgen and Carl Meulenbergh. Photo: CHIO Aachen/ Andreas Steindl