The best showjumping nations in the world are attending the CHIO Aachen 2016 from July 8th-17th. On Thursday, July 14th, they will compete against each other in the Mercedes-Benz Nations’ Cup. In the evening, under floodlights, in front of 40,000 spectators – a sensational atmosphere. The first-class line-up of teams is headed by the World and European Champions: The Netherlands.
Their national coach, Rob Ehrens, has already announced that he will be sending his best team to the Aachener Soers, so among others the spectators can look forward to watching the double World and European Champion, Jeroen Dubbeldam, in action.
The German national coaches, Otto Becker and Heinrich-Hermann Engemann, will also be traveling to the imperial city with their best possible team. After all, Aachen will be the final decider for the riders on their way to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Besides these two nations, the teams from the title-holders Belgium, as well as from France, Great Britain, Canada, Switzerland and the USA will be participating at the CHIO Aachen 2016. “As such, our visitors can look forward to the presently strongest teams in the world," says show director, Frank Kemperman, overjoyed.
Source: Press release from CHIO Aachen/ Picture © Michael Strauch
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