As the name already implies, in this discipline the horses and riders have to face manifold challenges: Eventing combines dressage and jumping with a cross-country course, which is the highlight of the discipline. During the CHIO Aachen the three individual competitions are each staged on a separate day over the course of two days. This makes it three times as exciting for the participants and spectators: The winners and runners-up aren’t decided until all of the horse and rider pairs have crossed the finish line of the cross-country course, which runs through the beautiful Aachen Soers.
- Cross Country test
- Cross-country course Soers
- Length of course max. 3.990 metres
- About 25 obstacles (35 efforts to jump)
- Speed: 570m/min.
- "Prize of the Minister for the Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia": Special prize for the winning rider in the "SAP Cup" given by the Minister for the Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Ms. Ursula Heinen-Esser, MdL
DIGITAL CROSS-COUNTRY COURSE
SAP and CHIO Aachen are co-innovating to bring Equestrian Sports closer to the fans.
In a comprehensive field test the course data of the international starting field of the CICO3* will be tracked and can be followed live by interested spectators via the CHIO Aachen App. As most of the spacious course in the Aachener Soers cannot be overseen by the viewers, this additional information provided by Technology Sponsor SAP, for example the current speed and obstacle details, allow fans to follow the riders progress across the course and hold their breath for their favorites. All of this is rendered possible by specialized sensor devices and the data being provided directly for the mobile consumption by SAP Cloud Platform.
Furthermore, you can live through the breathtaking rounds of Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke “from the saddle” via an innovative combination of course and camera data.