Course jumpers challenge Olympic gold medallists
The ultimate duel at the Opening Ceremony of the CHIO Aachen: Ingrid Klimke and Julia Krajewski take on the course professionals – farewell to Isabell Werth’s Bella Rose
Humans or horses? Two legs or four? Who is faster? “Humans!” the course jumpers shout. “Horses!” Ingrid Klimke and Julia Krajewski shout. The Olympic eventing gold medallists want to know for sure and are challenging two of the best course jumpers – live during the CHIO Aachen Opening Ceremony on the evening of June 28th. Who will master the obstacles the fastest? Horse and rider or the course artists? Incidentally, the question is not as easy to answer as it seems. Because the horse and rider combinations have not always won the fast-paced duel in the past. However, anyone who is familiar with how ambitious Ingrid Klimke and Julia Krajewski are, knows that the two speedy female riders will want to win at any price. And with the support of tens of thousands of spectators behind them, they could just notch up the victory in the probably most exceptional race of the year.
It is going to be a much more relaxed affair when the third Olympic gold medallist, namely Isabell Werth, rides into the Main Stadium. Before she retires her “soulmate” horse Bella Rose from the top sporting circuit on Friday evening (1.7.) in the scope of a festive gala in the Deutsche Bank Stadium. The pair will also say “adieu” to their Aachen crowd during the Opening Ceremony. Tickets for the Opening Ceremony (June 28th, 8 p.m.) with no less than three Olympic gold medallists and a fantastic supporting programme are available online and from the hotline: +49-241-917-1111.
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