Two weeks to go until CHIO Aachen, one of the most prestigious events of the year! We are happy to announce that this year Vaulting World will be on site for you. Shortly we will let you know where and when to meet us exactly, so remember to stay connected with us via social networks.

But first of all we would like to give you some basics for the event:

1) A bit of history

Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein (ALRV) is definitely the place to be from 13th to 22nd of July 2018, this is where the CHIO has been hosted since 1898 starting with horse racing and driving at that time as a German competition. The competition in 1925 was a great success due to the fact that they included more disciplines like jumping in about 19 competitions with 213 horses.

Two years later the event became international with the first “Grand Prix of Aachen”. Another two years later the first Nations Cup was celebrated with 2500 entries from 11 nations.

1921 the FEI was founded and introduced the term “CHIO” (Concours Hippique International Officiel). In 1933 CHIO Aachen was given the title.

After WEG 2006 in Aachen the organisation added vaulting and eventing competitions to the existing jumping, dressage and driving competitions and since then we are happy to see 5 disciplines in a top-class event every year.

In 2015 the FEI European Championships were held at that incredible location that has been growing and developing for years in Aachen. For the first time in the history of equestrian sports 5 disciplines combined their European Championships at one place at the same time. Definitely unique!

With about 350.000 visitors in 10 days, 550 competing horses (950 including shows), 350 competing athletes from 30 nations and so many spectacular side events CHIO Aachen is one of the most popular international events for all disciplines.

As Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum says: “Aachen is Aachen.” – no more words needed!

2) Vaulting at CHIO Aachen

But let’s take a deeper glance into vaulting in Aachen. The vaulting competitions at CHIO Aachen usually take place at the first weekend of the event (from 13th to 15th of July 2018). The Nations Cup on Sunday is the great highlight and tickets are usually sold out months before the event.

Below you can find the list of winners since vaulting has been included in 2007 and the Nations Cup Vaulting in 2008. In 2010 Pas-de-Deux has been added, too. In 2015 there was no CHIO because of the European Championships in Aachen, but Verden hosted the German CVIO.

Year Team Pas-de-Deux Female Male Nations Cup
2007 Team Neuss x Sissi Jarz Kai Vorberg x
2008 Team F.A.C.E. x Nicola Ströh Kai Vorberg Germany (Nicola Ströh, Kai Vorberg, Team Neuss)
2009 Team Neuss x Joanne Eccles Kai Vorberg Germany (Simone Wiegele, Kai Vorberg, Team Bleyer)
2010 Team Bleyer Rheinland Lisa Wild & Christina Leitgeb Joanne Eccles Kai Vorberg France (Anne-Sophie Musset, Nicolas Andréani, Team France)
2011 Team Neuss Theresa-Sophie Bresch & Torben Jacobs Joanne Eccles Patric Looser Germany I (Pia Engelberty, Jannik Heiland, Team Neuss)
2012 Team Neuss Joanne Eccles & Hannah Eccles Joanne Eccles Stefan Csandl Germany I (Sarah Kay, Erik Oese, Team Neuss)
2013 Team Neuss Theresa Thiel & Stefan Csandl Joanne Eccles Erik Oese Germany I (Corinna Knauf, Erik Oese, Team Neuss)
2014 Team Neuss Theresa Thiel & Stefan Csandl Joanne Eccles Erik Oese Germany II (Corinna Knauf, Viktor Brüsewitz, Team Norka)
2015 Team Neuss Kimberly & Cassidy Palmer Anna Cavallaro Viktor Brüsewitz Germany II (Christina Kuhirt, Thomas Brüsewitz, Gera-Marie Grün & Justin van Gerven)
2016 Team Norka Theresa Thiel & Stefan Csandl Kristina Boe Thomas Brüsewitz France (Manon Noel, Vincent Haennel, Team Noroc)
2017 Team Neuss Silvia Stopazzini & Lorenzo Lupacchini Janika Derks Thomas Brüsewitz Germany II (Janika Derks, Kristina Boe, Team Neuss)

(Source: CHIO Aachen)

3) CHIO Aachen 2018

Tickets might already be sold out for this year, but don’t hesitate to give it a try here. There will also be broadcasting on some German TV channels for some competitions such as the Nations Cup and live streams on

Check out the program to know what you can expect.

Find the participants of CHIO Aachen 2018 here.

Remember that Vaulting World goes CHIO Aachen 2018, we are excited to meet you there!

The winning performances of the Nations Cup at CHIO Aachen 2017: