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Aix-la-chapelle CHIO 5* 🇩🇪
23 June - 2 July
Activities & Events on Horse Pilot stand – CHIO Aix-la-Chapelle 2023
Pick-up, after sales & repair
We have a range of small equipment on hand to deal with the most common repairs (lost buttons, minor sewing, etc.). We will collect products requiring further repair in our workshops.
Bring your Horse Pilot airbag to our stand for a product check.
Introducing the new collection
Exclusive preview of the new collection. For the event, presentation of the new collection, demonstration of our Airbag vests and discovery of the Teknit Boot.
Test of the Teknit Boot
Come and discover our new Teknit Boot, one of the world’s most comfortable riding boots.
Test of our new airbag
In order to let you discover the technological innovations we are developing, we are organizing tests of our Airbag.
CHIO Aix-la-Chapelle World Equestrian Festival
The CHIO Aix-la-Chapelle, also known as the CHIO Aachen, has the longest tradition in Germany. The world’s best equestrian athletes come together to compete. Five disciplines are represented: show jumping, dressage, eventing, four-up driving and voltige.
Every year, no fewer than 350,000 visitors come to cheer them on and enjoy a spectacular event.
Show jumping has a long tradition at the Aix-la-chapelle. The international show jumping elite has already been meeting up here for many years striving to ride to victory in the coveted competitions of the CHIO Aachen. Around 40,000 spectators can experience national and international jumping competitions in the unique atmosphere of the Main Stadium – the program includes something for everyone.
The CHIO Aachen is one of the stages of the Rolex Grand Slam, one of the most prestigious tournaments in the equestrian world. The aim of this competition is to bring together the best riders in the equestrian world. The event will take place on Sunday, July 2, 2023, starting at 2:00 p.m., for a great moment in equestrian sport.
During a dressage competition in the Deutsche Bank Stadium of the CHIO Aachen it is almost that quiet that one can hear a pin drop. An extremely high amount of concentration is demanded from both the riders and their horses, if they want to receive the best scores possible. The audience of dressage fans in Aachen is well familiar with this nail-biting phenomenon, so they always wait until the final salute before they reward the rides with thunderous applause. Otherwise, it is only loud during the popular dressage freestyle tests, when the rides of the participants are accompanied by music.
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.
In this event, four horses lead a team of two drivers. Drivers have to prove their know-how and skill in a dressage competition, as well as the safe control of the carriage. In the four-handed cross-country driving course, drivers must navigate around, over and through obstacles to reach the finish line as quickly as possible. An impressive and spectacular competition during the CHIO Aix-la-Chapelle.
Acrobats are true artists on horseback. They seem to perform a host of acrobatic exercises almost effortlessly on the back of a galloping horse. Competitions are divided into individual classes, pas de deux and team classes, in which between two and three people dance on the horse at the same time. As in dressage, acrobats have to convince the judges in both compulsory and free events.
Key elements of the CHIO 5* Aachen
• Spectators: more than 350 000 spectators
• Horses and riders: 950 horses and 350 riders take part in the competition
• Journalists: approximately 600 journalists from around the world
• Exhibitors: 200 exhibitors will be present in the CHIO village
• Distribution: 30 hours are broadcast on national television
• First International Competition: 1927