Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping



The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping is delighted to announce the exciting launch of an all new preview show. The programme, which will last 20 minutes, will be aired for the first time on the Rolex Grand Slam live stream and YouTube channel ahead of the Rolex Grand Prix at the CHIO Aachen on Sunday 7 July.


For the first edition, Rolex Testimonee Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum will act as the host of the show. United States-born but now a naturalized German, Michaels-Beerbaum is the first and only woman to have been ranked World No. 1 in show jumping, and knows what it is like to win the Rolex Grand Prix at the CHIO Aachen, having done so in 2005. Now retired from the sport, she focuses her time on her students and transferring her wealth of knowledge to help the next generation of riders, including her very talented daughter, achieve their goals.


The programme will be spilt into four sections, each focusing on different areas of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping and will allow fans exclusive access into the individuals which make up the sport’s ultimate prize, as well as learning more about the different Majors.


After a short introduction, the programme will firstly reflect on the last Rolex Grand Slam Major; for this debut episode the focus will be on The Dutch Masters. This segment will look back at the video highlights of the top three placed riders. This will then be followed by an interview with the current live contender of the sport’s most coveted prize. In this episode the Dutchman – Willem Greve – will speak about how it felt to be the first Dutch rider to win his home Major, and how he feels to be coming to the CHIO Aachen as the live contender.


Next, the show will explore legacies within the sport, the importance of family in an individual’s success, something which host Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum knows about with her daughter Brianne.  The show will then move onto an interview with one of the organisers of the specific Major. In this inaugural episode Birgit Rosenberg, Member of the Managing Board Aachen Laurensberger Rennverein (ALRV)  will discuss what makes the CHIO Aachen such a special venue, and why it is so often considered the ‘mecca’ of the sport.


Horse welfare is one of the most important aspects of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, and during the next portion of the show, this key aspect will be explored further, and will provide information on best practices for maintaining the physical and mental well-being of these magnificent animals, and how to ensure they remain in peak condition for competition.


As the show will be aired prior to the CHIO Aachen Rolex Grand Prix, Michaels-Beerbaum, using new and exciting data based on performances from the past year, will run through the predictions for the winner – this will provide a key insight for those tuning into the live stream.


Finally, the show will give an insight into all of the excitement and entertainment of the Majors away from competition. In this episode, influencer Mathilde from ‘Mathilde_et_sligo’ will share her experience about the various activities and attractions at the CHIO Aachen.


To find out more about how to tune into this exciting new programme, follow the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping social media channels.

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