Dressage: Isabell Werth
Show Jumping: Jos Lansink
Prof. Dr. Frank Hildebrand
As the westernmost city in Germany and located on the immediate border to the significant equestrian nations of Belgium and the Netherlands, the location Aachen lies in the heart of the international equestrian sport. Countless stars from the international equestrian sport scene live in the regions around the Cathedral City, which makes the border triangle extremely interesting for the equestrian sport both in terms of economic and marketing-related aspects.
The CHIO Aachen itself is a strong brand on the international top sport circuit. It stands for first-class equestrian sport, quality and internationality. The grounds at the Aachen Soers are without doubt one of the biggest and most popular equestrian facilities in the world. But it is not only a very special place for and during the event, thanks to the CHIO Aachen CAMPUS it is also a permanent and all-year-round centre for the international equestrian sport. In this way, the participants of the Excellence Programme can also profit from the unique infrastructure. We can make several outdoor arenas – optionally with grass or sand footing – available for the training sessions as well as two indoor riding schools (80 x 30 metres I 30 x 20 metres). The theory lessons take place in our modern office buildings.
For everyone, who wants to establish a further pillar in addition to the equestrian sport, many offers are available in the direct proximity: No other city can match the density and diversity of the universities, international schools and further training and advanced education options that North Rhine-Westphalia, which is located in the heart of Europe, offers.
Deutsche Bank Stadium
The participants for the Programme of Excellence 2021/22 have been determined.