Equestrian Enthusiasts Meet In Aachen

July 2014

TURKISH AIRLINES IS A TOP-LEVEL SPONSOR OF CHIO AACHEN, THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR EQUESTRIAN EVENT, HELD EVERY SUMMER IN THE CITY OF AACHEN ON THE GERMAN-DUTCH BORDER.

Equestrian Enthusiasts Meet In Aachen

The world’s leading equestrian event, CHIO Aachen is taking place this year July 11 to 20. The event, with top-level Turkish Airlines sponsorship, is playing host to upwards of 360,000 spectators. The top competitors in equestrianism will be competing for ten straight days in categories such as vaulting, jumping, dressage, dressage eventing and dressage for four-in-hand drivers. 
CHIO Aachen is not just a sports event but a folk festival at the same time. Spectators come from all over to follow the competition on the one hand while strolling around the town of Soers on the other, enjoying good food and drink and communing with nature. The festival also includes a number of musical events like Horse & Symphony with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra.
Some 800 reporters from 30 countries will be covering CHIO Aachen, Germany’s highest- paying event with prize money totaling 2.76 million Euros, which will also be broadcast live in 140 countries. Aachen, which has traditionally hosted equestrian competitions since 1898, also keeps up with the latest developments in technology. Thanks to the event’s emphasis on digital infrastructure, the races are safer, more transparent and more exciting to watch.
Michael Mronz, General Manager of the Aachener Reitturnier GmbH, and Temel Kotil, Ph.D., President&CEO of Turkish Airlines, a top-level sponsor of the event, both expressed their delight in this collaboration between two long-standing institutions.

For information: chioaachen.com