World-class event in May!
The best show-jumpers in the world have already confirmed their participation at the World Equestrian Festival – Rolex Grand Slam: Scott Brash wants to write history
He won the prestigious Rolex Grand Prix in `s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands on Sunday, and yet the rider Daniel Deußer is already looking ahead to the World Equestrian Festival in May. On the one hand, because of the terrific atmosphere in Aachen, and on the other hand, of course, because of his successful performances at the Soers over the past years.
Last year’s winner of the Rolex Grand Prix, Christian Ahlmann, sums up what makes Aachen so special: “Aachen simply has the coolest crowd.” Other top German stars such as Ludger Beerbaum and Marcus Ehning have already confirmed that they will taking part in May too.
And the international elite will also be competing at the traditional showgrounds at the Soers in Aachen too. The French stars Kevin Staut and Pénéope Leprevost, the Swiss Olympic gold medallist Steve Guerdat and the world ranking list number one Scott Brash – are all raring to compete in Aachen. “That’s obvious“, said Brash, “this impressive stadium is simply sensational.” It is going to be an exceptional show for Brash, because after his victory at the CHI in Geneva, he has the chance to be the first rider in history to win a bonus in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. “Yes“ the likeable Scottish rider smirks, “that would be really fantastic, if I am able to pull it off.”
The Show Director, Frank Kemperman, is especially looking forward to his fellow countrymen: “Of course, the Dutch world champions will also be competing here.” The organisers have invited the top 28 riders in the world ranking list, according to current information, apart from a few exceptions, all of them will be competing in Aachen.
2015 is a special year in the history of the organisers, the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein (ALRV): In addition to the FEI European Championships Aachen 2015 (August 11th-23rd), the World Equestrian Festival will also be staged at the Aachener Soers in May. The competitions will be organised in the three classic CHIO disciplines jumping, dressage and driving from May 29th-31st. An attractive supporting programme will round off the equestrian sport event.
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