The 2020 World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen, which was scheduled for May 29-June 7, has been postponed until an undetermined date later in the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“For quite some time now, we have already been in intense communication with the International Equestrian Federation FEI, the German Equestrian Association, the authorities and our partners,” said Frank Kemperman, chairman of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V. (ALRV), organizers of the CHIO Aachen, and Michael Mronz, general manager of the CHIO marketing company, the Aachener Reitturnier GmbH (ART). Taking the current coronavirus crisis into account, the aim behind these discussions is to weigh the options of what is the best solution for the CHIO Aachen and for all of the visitors, athletes with their horses, partners and staff of the show.
The original venue date at the beginning of June cannot be adhered to: “It makes no sense to stick to the planned date, the current and future health and safety of all persons involved in the show has absolute priority for us,” reported Frank Kemperman. “Our primary goal is thus now to organise the CHIO Aachen at a later date in the year.”
As soon as the new date for the CHIO Aachen 2020 has been finalized, it will be announced immediately. The CHIO Aachen organizers will then also inform the ticket customers about all further necessary details. Due to the current circumstances, the offices of the CHIO Aachen will remain closed until further notice.
Every year, top international equestrian athletes contest each other in five disciplines at CHIO Aachen: show jumping, dressage, eventing, four-in-hand driving, and vaulting, cheered on by around 350,000 visitors.