CHIO Aachen Mourns the Loss of Piero d´Inzeo
Friday, February 14, 2014
The Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V. is mourning the loss of Piero d´Inzeo. The Italian show-jumper passed away in Rome on Thursday at the age of 90.
Piero d´Inzeo was able to win the Grand Prix of Aachen four times between 1952 and 1965. He visited the CHIO Aachen the last time in 2011, when Italy was the partner country of the event. It was unforgettable how he broke out in tears moved by the warm reception of the inhabitants of Aachen on the balcony of the Town Hall.
Following the reception, d´Inzeo took part in the CHIO Opening Ceremony together with Carl Meulenbergh, the President of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein and the German show-jumping legend, Hans Günter Winkler. "In Piero d´Inzeo we have lost an exceptional sportsman and great friend of the CHIO Aachen," stated Carl Meulenbergh, "we will never forget him in Aachen."
Piero's brother, Raimondo, who was two years younger, died last November – he too was a highly successful show-jumper.