Opening Ceremony, Horse & Symphony and co.
First-class competition sport – that is what has distinguished the CHIO Aachen for years. The World Equestrian Festival wouldn’t be what it is without its special kinship to the sport, gripping emotions and the unique flair. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Soers year after year, because they share a passion – and want to spend an unforgettable time here. So, the supporting programme is a significant part of the event. A thrilling show programme is integrated into the 10 days of top-class equestrian sport, which offers diversity and goose bump moments. The CHIO Aachen is more than an equestrian show!
Soers Sunday (open day)
- free entrance
- shop and snack in the CHIO Village (from 11:00 am)
- entertaining show programme for families (from 1 pm)
- festive ecumenical church service in the Deutsche Bank Stadium (11:30 am)
Farewell to the Nations
A tradition since 1953: The emotional closing ceremony of the CHIO Aachen. Accompanied by the sounds of the German folk song "Muss I denn" and waving with white handkerchieves, participants and spectators say good-bye to each other.
Open Day, July 15th, 2018.
The people from Aachen and their guests from the entire region meet up at the Soers for the “Open Day”, for which there is no admission charge. An action-packed show programme, a festive ecumenical church service in the Deutsche Bank Stadium and an entertaining supporting programme for families including face-painting for children, pony rides and many other offers turns the day into an enjoyable prelude to the second week of the event.
Opening Ceremony 2018
The official Opening Ceremony of the CHIO Aachen 2018 on Tuesday, July 17th (Main Stadium) is the first colourful highlight of the event. After the huge success of the Opening Ceremony last year, the Opening Ceremony of the CHIO Aachen 2018 is also going to be a spectacular evening event. This year the country theme is China, a country that stands for a long circus tradition.
In addition to the artists from the national circus, a colourful, magnificent and spectacular show awaits the visitors. The lion and dragon dance is inseparably associated with the Chinese culture. A very spectacular show act is “Manao – Drums of China”: The 12 young ladies already opened the Olympic Games in Peking with their tremendous drums.
Parties at the Soerser Winkel
When the sports programme is over, nightlife starts at the "Soerser Winkel"!
Days and nights at the Soers do not end with the last rider. After the sports programme celebrations continue just behind the NetAachen Grand Stand. Here you can find the programme:
Friday, July 13th: White Party with DJ „Art of live“
Saturday, July 14th: Black Box Party with DJ “Art of Live”
Tuesday, July 17th after the Opening Ceremony: Live-DJ
Wednesday, July 18th starting from 7.30 p.m.: Amigos in Concert
Thursday, July 19th: DJ “Art of Live”
Friday, July 20th: „Wheels“ Cover Band – live
Friday, July 20th (in the Taittinger tent): DJ “Art of Live”
Sunday, July 22nd: Live-DJ
HIP HOP at CHIO
Longest night on July 20th
admission: 9:30 p.m.
DJ SK ONE (Lollipop / Rudas Studios)
DJ MAD (Soul Express)
DJ Nacho (Rumbateca) Danero (Aachen at night / Nox)
Weazy (Café Madrid)
Guests with the stamp „Hip Hop am CHIO“ get free admission in the club Nox at the same evening.
Farewell to the Nations
The emotional closing ceremony of the CHIO Aachen on July 22nd, 2018.
A tradition since 1953: Accompanied by the sounds of the German folk song “Muss I denn” and waving with white handkerchieves, participants and spectators say good-bye to each other.