The Turkish Airlines-Prize of Europe at the CHIO Aachen – from now on under floodlights
From Hans Günter Winkler, to Paul Schockemöhle, through to Ludger Beerbaum
It is one of the most traditional and most important classes of the CHIO Aachen: The Turkish Airlines-Prize of Europe. As of the World Equestrian Festival 2020 (May 29th-June 7th) the competition is going to be even more spectacular: The show-jumpers will compete under floodlights, the class is going to be staged in the evening.
Hans Günter Winkler on Halla – the most legendary pair the sport has ever seen, won the first edition of the classic, that was in the year 1957. Up until this very day, the list of winners reads like the who’s who of the jumping sport: Fritz Thiedemann with Meteor, Paul Schockemöhle with Deister, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum with Shutterfly, Marcus Ehning with For Pleasure or Ludger Beerbaum with Ratina Z. For Ludger Beerbaum it is still “one of the most important competitions, it has a decisive impact on the week for the individual riders, it is incredibly important to get off to a good start”. Namely, the Turkish Airlines-Prize of Europe ranks very highly in sporting terms, the veteran show-jumper is delighted about the fact that it is going to be staged under floodlights – at least for the spectators: “For the crowd it is sensational, for the riders it makes a difficult class even more exciting.” This year it was Ben Maher from Great Britain with Explosion, who claimed the prize-money for first place in the competition that is endowed with 125,000 Euro.
Tickets for the floodlit event are available online and from the hotline on +49-(0)241-917-1111.
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