The heart of the equestrian sport beats in Aachen. Over 350,000 visitors travel to the famous showgrounds at the Soers in Aachen every year. They cheer on the world’s top equestrian athletes whilst they compete in five disciplines. More than 400 journalists cover the competitions across the world.
Their coverage is not just limited to the competitions, because for some time already Aachen has been much more than merely the location of an equestrian sport event. It is a major happening, a folk festival and a big party. Guests from the show business, media, industry and political sectors come to the traditional Soers showground, alongside families and equestrian sport fans from all over the globe. The TV coverage offers detailed information to those, who aren’t able to visit the show live. ARD, ZDF and WDR broadcast over 30 hours of coverage every year. Founded in 1898, the CHIO Aachen has long since joined the ranks of the top international events.
Schedule 14.07.2017 to 23.07.2017
Spectators 348,200 (2016)
Total prize-money 2.0 million euros
Journalists around 600 journalists from all over the globe
First international competitions 1927