CHIO Aachen as a meeting place for all
With free admission, the people of Aachen and their guests meet at the Soers on the “Open Day”. A varied show program, a festive church service in the Deutsche Bank Stadium and an entertaining supporting program for families, pony rides and dozens of other offers make the day an enjoyable start of the second tournament week.
Charity co-operation “Glücks-Bringer” (“bringer of luck”)
Supporting the disabled is a matter of personal importance for the ALRV. Since 1998, the “big stage CHIO Aachen” serves as platform to call national and international attention to the importance of therapeutic riding. Of course the German Curatorship for Therapeutic Riding (DKThR) and the Kinder-Unterstützungs-Fonds (KUF) of the DKThR are not only allowed to have an information booth in the CHIO village, but they also may collect money for the good cause. In the past years, the CHIO visitors donated several ten thousand Euros. Furthermore, the ALRV has donated a therapy pony named “CHIO” to the riding and therapy centre Lohner Hof e.V. near Aachen.
Therapy facilities in the region of Aachen: Lohner Hof Reit- und Therapiezentrum e.V., Eschweiler; Reittherapiezentrum Abenteuerland, Aachen; Zentrum für Therapeutisches Reiten, Stolberg; Reitstall Rattenhaus, Eynatten/Belgien.Eynatten/Belgium.
“Horse & Symphony”
The atmospheric concert in the Deutsche Bank Stadium together with the Symphony Orchestra Aachen is sold out annually. A part of the proceeds is donated to a good cause.
Everybody should be able to experience the CHIO Aachen. So the ALRV provides free tickets for kindergardens, schools, workshops for the handicapped and other institutions.
Owners of the “Aachen Pass” can buy tickets for the event days Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for the symbolic prize of 2 Euros (standing area), 3 Euros (non-roofed grand stand) and 5 Euros (roofed grand stands).
We make wishes come true
Several associations work to fulfill the wishes of children that are critically ill, and to enable them to make very special experiences. Repeatedly the ALRV has worked together with those associations to make such wishes come true. So there have been several co-operations in the course of the CHIO Aachen with associations like “Wünsch Dir was e.V.” and the “Make a Wish Foundation”.
Commitment for youth and young riders
Together the “Aachen Dressage Youngstars” and the “Aachen Jumping Youngstars – Salut-Festival” will form the “Aachen Youngstars” from 2017 onwards. The “Aachen Youngstars” is one of the most important horse shows for young riders in Germany. The ALRV is the organiser of the four-day indoor horse show in November/December. The entry for spectators is free.
German Youth Championships
Already in 2003, the ALRV had been co-organiser of the German Youth Championships on the CHIO show grounds. 2010, the ALRV organised the German Youth Championships in jumping, dressage and vaulting on the CHIO grounds. In 2017 the ALRV organized the German Youth Championships again on the show grounds of the CHIO Aachen.
CHIO Aachen CAMPUS
On the tradition-steeped show grounds in Aachen’s Soers, the ALRV has a worldwide unique infrastructure with the most diverse training and competition facilities – indoors as well as outdoors. The CHIO Aachen CAMPUS uses this infrastructure to open up a year-round offer for the equestrian sport with a focus on the promotion of young talent, training, education and digital.
Commitment but also for amateur sport
Support through ALRV’s infrastructure
The ALRV provides its show grounds to the Kreispferdesportverband Aachen e.V. for training sessions at cost prize (they only pay the operating costs). Also the riding associations from the region of Aachen can use the show grounds upon request for a reduced rent for horse shows.
Dedication for culture and international understanding
The CHIO-Museum on the ALRV grounds documents and illustrates the history of the ALRV and its tournaments since 1898. A lot of interesting exhibits and extraordinary objects from the long history of the tournament and of horse sport in Aachen can be inspected here. The entry is free of charge, opening hours during the year are on Wednesdays 12 noon to 5 p.m. and on Fridays 9 a.m. to 12 noon, during the CHIO, the opening hours times differ.
Since 2001, there has been an annual CHIO partner country. Upon invitation of the ALRV, the countries present themselves, and the resulting intercultural exchange enhances the CHIO’s unique atmosphere.
Aachen Horse Academy
The ALRV has been founder member of the international centre of horse culture “Aachen Horse Academy”, a foundation that is committed to the history of the horse and its significance for the history of development and culture of humans.
Activities for ALRV-members
ALRV-members enjoy regular and exclusive events.
Discounts on member fees
Upon request, volunteers of the CHIO Aachen and young members (up to 30 years of age) can get a discount on the ALRV member fees.