The CHIO in Aachen: Numbers, Data and Facts

Today the CHIO Aachen finally begin. The international tournament, where the best riders, vaulters and drivers in the world compete with their horses, will go on for 10 days. To get you in the mood, here are the most important figures, data and facts from 2019!

Laura Kraut beim CHIO Aachen / Foto: F. Sack

CHIO Aachen

  • Duration: 10 days

  • General sponsors: Mercedes-Benz, Allianz, Turkish Airlines & Rolex

  • over 1,200 volunteers

  • a new partner country every year - in 2021, to coincide with the Olympic Games, it will be Japan

  • CHIO = Concours Hippique International Officiel (french)

  • Official international tournament of the Federal Republic of Germany (the status “official” means that Aachen is the only German tournament that is allowed to organise Nations’ Cup competitions)

  • organization: Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V. (ALRV), founded in 1898

  • marketing: Aachener Reitturnier GmbH (ART), founded in 1975


  • one of the four stages of the Rolex Grand Slam (the other three are Spruce Meadows Masters in Canada, CHI Geneva in Switzerland and The Dutch Masters in the Netherlands)

  • Disciplines:

  • Jumping (Main Stadium, capacity: 40,000)

  • Dressage (Deutsche Bank Stadium, capacity: 6,300)

  • Eventing (jumping in the Main Stadium, dressage in the Deutsche Bank Stadium, cross-country on the cross-country course at the Aachen Soers)

  • Driving (Driving Stadium and Soers Marathon Course). Every year the marathon attracts tens of thousands of visitors on Saturday, free entry

  • Vaulting (Albert-Vahle-Arena, capacity: 1,100)

  • 340 riders, drivers and vaulters

  • 30 nations

  • 550 horses

Horse Accommodation

  • 430 permanent stables

  • 18,000 kg of oats

  • 18,000 kg of hay

  • 1,500 bales of straw

  • 600 bales of straw (for bedding)

  • Veterinarian Centre: Four stables, two examination rooms, X-ray room, darkroom, pharmacy, laboratory, 30 employees in the veterinarian area


  • 368,500 visitors

  • approx. 230 exhibitors in the exhibitor area

  • Total area of ​​the tents (including catering): 22,500 square meters

  • Dogs are not allowed on the entire site


  • over 600 accredited journalists

  • over 200 TV employees

  • nationally over 30 hours of TV coverage, of which over 25 hours are pure sports broadcasts

  • international broadcast in more than 140 countries


  • Nation Cups in all five disciplines

  • Soerser Sonntag (free entry)

  • Opening ceremony

  • Rolex Grand Slam

  • Lavazza Preis