The Stage is Set for the The Most Famous Dressage Arena in the World

The Deutsche Bank Stadium, where the dressage competitions are staged (Photo: CHIO Aachen/Andreas Steindl)
The Deutsche Bank Stadium, where the dressage competitions are staged (Photo: CHIO Aachen/Andreas Steindl)

World elite at the World Festival: After the top 40 show-jumpers and best 10 four-in-hand drivers in the world have already confirmed their participation at the World Equestrian Festival Aachen 2015 (May 29th-31st), a first-class line-up of competitors is now evolving in the dressage discipline too. The German national coach, Monica Theodorescu, has announced a team that includes, among others, Isabell Werth, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Fabienne Lütkemeier. The local matador, Nadine Capellmann, will also be riding into the most famous dressage arena in the world.

From the Netherlands, Adelinde Cornelissen has confirmed her participation and so has the US American rider, Steffen Peters. Among others, Tinne Vilhelmson, who has been extremely successful recently, will be competing from Sweden. However, the actual starting list won’t be finalised until shortly before the show after the ultimate entry deadline. The highlight of the dressage competitions is the Deutsche Bank Prize, the Dressage Grand Prix of Aachen, on Sunday, May 31st. On Saturday, the Philips-Prize, a Grand Prix competition, as well as the Prize of the Handwerk, the Aachen Quadrille Championships, are on the agenda. The overall prize-money for the dressage competitions totals 183.000 Euros.

The best show-jumpers, dressage riders and four-in-hand drivers are awaited in Aachen from May 29th-31st, at the “World Equestrian Festival Aachen 2015”, before one of the largest sporting events in the world this year, namely the FEI European Championships Aachen 2015 (August 11th-23rd), is organised there. The two events have an overall budget of 24 million Euros, the overall prize-money totals 3.16 million Euros.
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