Follow me around at the CHIO Aachen 2016

The World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen, represents a long tradition. Equestrian competitions have been organized in the old “Kaiserstadt” for far more than one hundred years. The glorious show grounds in the Aachen Soers are world famous. The stadiums belong to the most impressive sport facilities in the world. So let me take you on a journey to CHIO Aachen, the place to be for equestrians worldwide. riding arena outdoor with horsesBy entering the venue, you’ll soaked up the warm welcome you’ll receive from the hospitality team and you can immediately enjoy the local equestrian art sculptures.Horse art sculpture As we’re here to spot the latest lifestyle trends in the equestrian scene, let’s have a look at the Shopping Village. The CHIO-village consists of 200 international exhibitors in over 250 tents. A real shopping walhalla if you have some spendy feelings coming up. Even the CHIO-merchandising is on point. You can get yourself some CHIO branded homeware, try on the CHIO clothing line or buy a little fluffy “Karli, the mascot” souvenir.fluffy teddybear and horse homewareAs you all know, my obsession for riding boots is taking over when I’m attending an equestrian event. I am always on the hunt for some extraordinary boots to expand my collection. When I bumped into the stand of Reitstiefel Kempkens, I saw the perfect wardrobe, filled with beautiful leather boots. leather riding boots in colors Hermès never disappoints, neither this time. Beautiful scarfs are waving like flags among the big Rolex watch. The always classy equestrian collection was presented in a really nice way. When I had lunch at the riders bar, it was decorated with some Hermès homeware. A saddle with stirrups was hanging on the roof. Innovative.colorful scarfs waving rolex watch horse bridlesaddle horse tackBesides all the equestrian brands who presented their tack gear, a little shop caught my eye. Some beautiful homeware, equestrian inspired, was presented in a rustic atmosphere.equestrian homeware tableThose Gucci/Ralph Lauren inspired interior pieces are available at a very reasonable price. You can find them at the noconcept.eu store. We love the stirrup lamp and desk clocks.homeware table horse Off course, CHIO Aachen is much more than strolling around the shopping village and spotting the latest trends. On Sunday morning the CDI*5 dressage competition took place. A dream for every dressage rider to perform in this wonderful arena with all those spectators.Dressage arena with spectatorsTopsport is what we are here for! The Rolex Grand Slam of Showjumping is back in Aachen. Who is going to leave the most famous showground in the world as the winner? It was my first time walking on the holy grass of the main stadium and I can guarantee you, it was pretty impressive. (Check out the Youtube video)grass arena showjumping fences aachenGreen grass showjumping fences aachenGerman rider Philipp Weishaupt and his horse LB Convall jumped into victory in the electrifying atmosphere of the stadium. A major triumph!green grass showjumping fences big stadium with peopleAlways a pleasure to attend the CHIO Aachen. For extra footage and the course walk, check out the Youtube video.

See you next year!

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1 Comment

  1. August 2, 2016 / 12:02 am

    I wish I was there too! And Aachen is such a great city! I hope you get some touristy time too.

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