Thrilling live feeling
Opening Ceremony on Tuesday evening – tickets are still available
There are only three days to go before one of the largest, most spectacular and diversified opening ceremonies that the Aachen Soers has ever seen. Just under 250 horses and over 750 participants are awaited for the official start of the CHIO Aachen.
A fantastic live experience awaits the visitors, with spectacular scenes, lots of horses and even more equine tradition. For example, all of the German state studs will be performing in Aachen – with herds running loose, historical carriages, sports horses and the highlight – a big state stud quadrille with 50 stallions. The current Olympic gold medallists will also be on board, including the victorious dressage team comprising of Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Isabell Werth and Dorothee Schneider as well as the first gold medal winner in eventing, Julia Krajewski, and the Olympic show jumping winner, Ben Maher.
What certainly can’t be missing of course: The partner country, Japan. Traditional, mounted archers will demonstrate their skills and the “Taiko Drummers” will ensure a mighty atmosphere at the Soers. This will all be enhanced by elaborate, colourful images, the cherry blossom will naturally also be celebrated and hundreds of extras will be participating. The ALRV member of the board and CHIO Aachen Sports Director, Birgit Rosenberg, announced a big surprise for the finale and the director, Uwe Brandt added: “We want to create a thrilling live feeling that gets under the skin.” And this will be further accentuated by the impressive floodlit atmosphere of the Main Stadium.
Anyone, who wants to experience the Opening Ceremony live, can still purchase tickets here.
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