The Most Famous Grand Prix in the World at the World Equestrian Festival Aachen 2015

Right to left: Frank Kemperman, Marcel Philipp, Isabell Werth, Carl Meulenbergh, Michael Mronz and the CHIO mascot "Karli".
Right to left: Frank Kemperman, Marcel Philipp, Isabell Werth, Carl Meulenbergh, Michael Mronz and the CHIO mascot "Karli".

The "Rolex Grand Prix" and "Deutsche Bank Prize" are also being staged in the year of the European Championships – May 29th to 31st – Deutsche Bank partners for 60 years

The year 2015 is going to be an exceptional year for equestrian sports. The traditional showgrounds at the Aachen Soers will namely be hosting the world elite twice next year. Before the FEI European Championships in five disciplines are staged in August, the organisers will be continuing an old tradition on the last weekend in May: Competitions in the three classic CHIO disciplines show jumping, dressage and driving will be staged, including the most famous and most prestigious Grand Prix, the "Rolex Grand Prix, the Grand Prix of Aachen" and the "Deutsche Bank Prize, the Dressage Grand Prix of Aachen".

"In this way, we are building a bridge between tradition and modern," stated Carl Meulenbergh, President of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein (ALRV) on Monday. On the one hand, the "World Equestrian Festival" in May with the traditional disciplines, on the other hand the European Championships in August with the completely novel concept of staging five disciplines in one location.

"The City of Aachen will be an excellent host twice next year," promised Aachen's Lord Mayor, Marcel Philipp, who appreciates the special significance of the equestrian event: "Many other cities are very envious of us in this connection."

The programme of the "World Equestrian Festival Aachen 2015" from May 29th to 31st was presented earlier today in Aachen's Town Hall. "The ticket sales for the dressage also commence today," explained Michael Mronz, General Manager of the Aachener Reitturnier GmbH. As is common knowledge, the tickets for the dressage are always sold-out very quickly, "so anyone, who wants to experience the unique atmosphere in the Deutsche Bank Stadium, should hurry." And it is certainly worth visiting because "the best riders in the world will be competing", commented Show Director, Frank Kemperman.

Including of course the best dressage rider of all time, Isabell Werth, who is already looking forward to May 2015: "Riding in Aachen is almost like competing at home. This mixture between show and sport, lifestyle, atmosphere and emotions doesn't exist anywhere else." Having won the competition ten times, Werth is the record-holding winner of the Deutsche Bank Prize, the Dressage Grand Prix of Aachen.

It is also thanks to the Deutsche Bank that the dressage riders will be competing at the Soers in May 2015. Next year, the bank will have been partners of the event in Aachen for 60 years already, which means the motto of the equestrian sport year 2015 "From tradition to modern" also perfectly describes the relationship between the bank and the equestrian show in Aachen. "The Deutsche Bank is not only an important partner, but also a driver of the development of the international dressage sport," stated Michael Mronz. He added that the "Deutsche Bank Prize, the Dressage Grand Prix of Aachen“ is not only the competition with the highest prize money, but the Deutsche Bank Stadium, which was expanded in 2014, is also the discipline's most important "stage" in the world.

A spectacular supporting programme will round off the last weekend in May at the Soers. Historic carriages will be exhibited and presented around the city in the scope of the "Concours d`Elegance presented by the Tesch Family". And the "Horse & Symphony" concert that is famous far beyond the gates of Aachen, which offers a fantastic live show programme accompanied by the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, will also be staged on the last weekend in May. "Great sport and a great show" promised Frank Kemperman.

All further information and tickets for the World Equestrian Festival Aachen 2015 are available at: www.chioaachen.de
Ticket hotline: +49-(0)241-917-11 11




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