Today the 2003 CHIO Aachen kicks off offering the equestrian world one week of the world's best dressage, show jumping and driving. On Tuesday, CHIO Aachen the vet inspection for its international competitors takes place, together with a sizzling opening party on the fair ground.
On Wednesday, the CDIO Grand Prix - group 1 and CDI Prix St Georges are contested. Germany selected Ulla Salzgeber (Rusty), Heike Kemmer (Bonaparte), Klaus Husenbeth (Piccolino) and Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff (Renoir Unicef) as CDIO team and other nations have to compete these four giants in the lion's den at Aachen.
On Thursday monrning the CDI Grand Prix will be ridden, while the afternoon programme is booked with the CDIO Grand Prix, in which the group 2 riders come in action.
Firday's programme has four tests scheduled: the CDI Intermediaire I, the CDI Intermediaire II, the German national quadrille championships and the CDI Grand Prix kur.
On Saturday, the CDIO Grand Prix Special and CDI Intermediaire I kur fill up the dressage programme. Afterwards, the Rhinelander FEI Pony Quadrille we be featured in the main dressage arena before the CDI Grand Prix Special starts.
On closing day Sunday, the CDIO Grand Prix kur will dazzle the crowds as well as the legendary fare wall ceremony in the main show jumping ring.
The American dressage team is present at Aachen for the CDIO competition. Lisa Wilcox, Debbie McDonald, Guenter Seidel and Steffen Peters constitute the American team, while George Williams will compete as individual rider.
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