18/12/2013

The Rolex Grand Slam crowns three champions in 2013

The Rolex Grand Slam crowns three champions in 2013

Like in other disciplines like tennis or golf, the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping crowned three exceptional champions.

17/12/2013

French track record in the Rolex Grand Slam of Geneva

French track record in the Rolex Grand Slam of Geneva

Headed by Philippe Guerdat, very watchful to his pairs' progression in view of the World Equestrian Games that will be held on home ground in 2014

16/12/2013

Steve Guerdat's priority to the Grand Slam

Steve Guerdat's priority to the Grand Slam

After the Olympic title in 2012 in London

16/12/2013

How Steve Guerdat built up his triumph in the Rolex Grand Slam of Geneva

How  Steve Guerdat built up his triumph in the  Rolex Grand Slam of Geneva

Remarkable conclusion in the third phase of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping

15/12/2013

Farewell Jalisca Solier

Farewell Jalisca Solier

This mare the Olympic champion Steve Guerdat calls his favourite said good bye on Saturday night in a sportive and popular ardour only le CHI of Geneva can show.

15/12/2013

Kent Farrington ecstatic ...

Kent Farrington ecstatic ...

During the Champions' Challenge presented by Rolex, twenty five competitors succeeded each other on the beautiful show ground of Geneva CHI.

15/12/2013

Qualification is confirmed, Pieter Devos can relax

Qualification is confirmed, Pieter Devos can relax

By winning the combination class on Saturday, the Belgian Pieter Devos associated to Dream of India Greenfield grabs his qualification for the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping held on Sunday (2pm).

15/12/2013

Kent Farrington and Willow, no discussion

Kent Farrington and Willow, no discussion

The young American Kent Farrington and his grey Willow reigned without discussion on Friday over the Crédit Suisse Grand Prix.

14/12/2013

Rolex Grand Slam and Top Ten. Rolex even more involved.

Rolex Grand Slam and Top Ten. Rolex even more involved.

Early 2013 the Swiss watchmaker gave a strong sign of its historical commitment to equestrian sports by creating the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping.

13/12/2013

Watch out, Hans Dieter Dreher will truly be there on Sunday!

Watch out, Hans Dieter Dreher will truly be there on Sunday!

He already qualified for Sunday after the first day of competition.

13/12/2013

CHI of Geneva, an early Christmas...

CHI of Geneva, an early Christmas...

It will be Christmas, with a present only the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping is able to offer.

12/12/2013

Who among Steve, Pieter or Eric…. ?

Who among Steve, Pieter or Eric…. ?

The world elite of show jumping meets up at the CHI of Geneva from Thursday 12th onwards for four days of top level competition on the large indoor arena of Palexpo.

10/12/2013

Rolex Grand Slam, a golden start list

Rolex Grand Slam, a golden start list

For the third leg of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping in Geneva, (12th to 15th December), last big show of the 2013 year, the public will be spoiled.

07/12/2013

Rolex Grand Slam, the much-coveted Geneva Trophy

Rolex Grand Slam, the much-coveted Geneva Trophy

The third leg of the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping will be held on Sunday, 15th December; the CHI of Geneva (12th to 15th December) is the venue.

13/09/2013

Rolex Grand Slam, the eyes turn toward Geneva

Rolex Grand Slam, the eyes turn toward Geneva

From 12th to 25th December, the best jumping riders in the world will turn their eyes towards the third leg of the Rolex Challenge, supported by the World Cup label.

12/09/2013

Warm welcome to the Rolex Grand Slam

Warm welcome to the Rolex Grand Slam

In spring 2013, Rolex wished to give its historical involvement in world jumping a particular impact. The Swiss watchmaker created the Rolex Grand Slam.

11/09/2013

More about Pieter Devos

More about Pieter Devos

The Belgian Pieter Devos could smile after his win with Candy (Nabab de Reve) in the Grand Prix of the Calgary CSIO, support to the second leg of the Rolex Grand Slam.

09/09/2013

Rolex rewards the Belgian Pieter Devos

Rolex rewards the Belgian Pieter Devos

The second leg of the Rolex Grand Slam is over. Associated to his mare Candy, the Belgian Pieter Devos (27 year old) clinches victory in a very accurate time.

08/09/2013

Rolex Grand Slam. And the winner is…… ?

Rolex Grand Slam. And the winner is…… ?

Forty one couples qualified for the highlight of the international week of Spruce Meadows in Calgary.

08/09/2013

Hans Dieter Dreher gives gold to the Mannschaft

Hans Dieter Dreher gives gold to the Mannschaft

Out of the eight teams on the starting list for this challenging Nations Cup held partly under the rain, only six were at the second round.

07/09/2013

Ben Asselin delivers, honour is saved !

Ben Asselin delivers, honour is saved !

Sixteen more jumps with two double and one triple combination, maximum height, a battering rain which does not make it easy for the eighteen competitors.

07/09/2013

Qualify for the Rolex Grand Slam, a priority

Qualify  for the Rolex Grand Slam, a priority

Nick Skelton and Big Star, winners of the first leg of the Rolex Grand Slam in Aachen at the end of June, are absent from the CSIO of Calgary.

06/09/2013

Pénélope Leprévost in great spirits

Pénélope Leprévost in great spirits

First time at the CSIO of Spruce Meadows in Calgary for the French Pénélope Leprévost and she is already part of all the price giving ceremonies.

06/09/2013

Bosty « Nippon d’Elle is back »

Bosty « Nippon d’Elle is back »

Roger Yves Bost, recent European champion in Herning

05/09/2013

Kent Farrington and Christian Ahlmann to start with

Kent Farrington and Christian Ahlmann to start with

The Star-spangled Banner at the top of the Spruce Meadows's mast celebrated Kent Farrington's win with Blue Angel.

05/09/2013

Spruce Meadows Masters Calgary, kick off time !

Spruce Meadows Masters Calgary, kick off time !

Everything is huge in Calgary, the highways to reach the site, the walkways serving the three grass show grounds, and the fences, massive and finely designed.

01/09/2013

Nick Skelton's jeopardized ambitions

Nick Skelton's jeopardized ambitions

On Friday 30th August the British Nick Skelton, Olympic champion, is still in the lead of the Rolex Grand Slam

31/08/2013

Nick Skelton, legitimate ambitions

Nick Skelton, legitimate ambitions

The British Olympic champion is logically the leader of the Rolex Grand Slam after his thundering victory in Aachen two months ago.

30/08/2013

The Rolex Grand Slam across the Atlantic Ocean towards Calgary (Can)

The Rolex Grand Slam across the Atlantic Ocean towards Calgary (Can)

After Aachen on June 30th, the second of the three legs of the Rolex Grand Slam will take place during the Spruce Meadows Masters in Calgary (Can) from 4th to 8th September.

03/07/2013

Calgary Spruce Meadows for a second feat

Calgary Spruce Meadows for a second feat

The Rolex Grand Slam adventure becomes more real with the second leg of Calgary Spruce Meadows, Canada from 4th to 8th September.

02/07/2013

The Rolex Grand Slam is on

The Rolex Grand Slam is on

The first of the three Rolex Grand Slam challenges is secured for the British Nick Skelton and his fantastic stallion Big Star.

01/07/2013

Nick Skelton and Big Star on the way to the Rolex Grand Slam

Nick Skelton and Big Star on the way to the Rolex Grand Slam

One day after the first of three top level competitions,

30/06/2013

After winning in Aachen, Skelton and Big Star gallop towards Calgary

After winning in Aachen, Skelton and Big Star gallop towards Calgary

The rumour was saying that Nick Skelton and the incredible Big Star were favourites.

30/06/2013

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum «The most exciting dream »

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum «The most exciting dream »

The mythic Aachen site will be packed in a few hours to welcome a benchmark in the international 2013 calendar

29/06/2013

A Rolex exclusivity

A Rolex exclusivity

The Rolex Grand Prix held on Sunday in Aachen, first leg of the Rolex Grand Slam challenge initiated by the Swiss watchmaker, promises an exclusive sporting confrontation.

29/06/2013

Rolex Grand Slam, they talk about it

Rolex Grand Slam, they talk about it

Philippe Guerdat, the Frenchies’s coach, has of course the first leg of the Sunday Rolex Grand Slam in mind as a target.

28/06/2013

Netherlands at the top

Netherlands at the top

Everything was leaning on the Belgian Ludo Philipaerts’s shoulders who had imitated his son Nicola in the first round and signed a clear round.

27/06/2013

The Olympic champion Steve Guerdat as opener

The Olympic champion Steve Guerdat as opener

Everything is ready. The Soers show ground is beautiful.

27/06/2013

Will Paul Schockemöhle dare give a prognosis ?

Will Paul Schockemöhle dare give a prognosis ?

He won three times the Aachen Grand prix with El Paso, Talisman and Deister.

25/06/2013

It is time!

It is time!

On Tuesday 25th June, the opening ceremony officialised the launching of the sportive battles held at the Aachen World Equestrian Festival with Denmark as guest of honour.

24/06/2013

The Rolex Grand Prix to an outsider? Unlikely!

The Rolex Grand Prix to an outsider? Unlikely!

The great German champion Hans Günter Winkler used to say “To be someone on the show jumping planet, you need to win the Aachen Grand Prix”.

22/06/2013

Is the Mannschaft to be feared on home ground?

Is the Mannschaft to be feared on home ground?

Led by the Kaiser Ludger Beerbaum (Chiara), the Otto Becker’s German team wins in Rotterdam in front of USA and France. It is know to be hyper dominant, self confident...

21/06/2013

« Rolex Grand Slam », the ultimate experience!

« Rolex Grand Slam », the ultimate experience!

The Aachen CHIO starts on Friday with vaulting. But all the “super” riders of the jumping world already have their eyes on the « Rolex Grand Slam » Grand Prix held on Sunday 30th June...

20/06/2013

Aachen, journey through the centre of the Soers

Aachen, journey through the centre of the Soers

From 21st to 30th June, the five disciplines of the Aachen Official International Horse Show (CHIO) will bring together some 500 sport horses and 300 competitors coming from 30 nations...

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16/12/2013

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15/12/2013

Farewell Jalisca Solier

15/12/2013

Kent Farrington ecstatic ...

15/12/2013

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15/12/2013

Kent Farrington and Willow, no discussion

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Rolex Grand Slam and Top Ten. Rolex even more involved.

13/12/2013

Watch out, Hans Dieter Dreher will truly be there on Sunday!

13/12/2013

CHI of Geneva, an early Christmas...

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Who among Steve, Pieter or Eric…. ?

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Rolex Grand Slam, a golden start list

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Rolex Grand Slam, the eyes turn toward Geneva

12/09/2013

Warm welcome to the Rolex Grand Slam

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More about Pieter Devos

09/09/2013

Rolex rewards the Belgian Pieter Devos

08/09/2013

Rolex Grand Slam. And the winner is…… ?

08/09/2013

Hans Dieter Dreher gives gold to the Mannschaft

07/09/2013

Ben Asselin delivers, honour is saved !

07/09/2013

Qualify for the Rolex Grand Slam, a priority

06/09/2013

Pénélope Leprévost in great spirits

06/09/2013

Bosty « Nippon d’Elle is back »

05/09/2013

Kent Farrington and Christian Ahlmann to start with

05/09/2013

Spruce Meadows Masters Calgary, kick off time !

01/09/2013

Nick Skelton's jeopardized ambitions

31/08/2013

Nick Skelton, legitimate ambitions

30/08/2013

The Rolex Grand Slam across the Atlantic Ocean towards Calgary (Can)

03/07/2013

Calgary Spruce Meadows for a second feat

02/07/2013

The Rolex Grand Slam is on

01/07/2013

Nick Skelton and Big Star on the way to the Rolex Grand Slam

30/06/2013

After winning in Aachen, Skelton and Big Star gallop towards Calgary

30/06/2013

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum «The most exciting dream »

29/06/2013

A Rolex exclusivity

29/06/2013

Rolex Grand Slam, they talk about it

28/06/2013

Netherlands at the top

27/06/2013

The Olympic champion Steve Guerdat as opener

27/06/2013

Will Paul Schockemöhle dare give a prognosis ?

25/06/2013

It is time!

24/06/2013

The Rolex Grand Prix to an outsider? Unlikely!

22/06/2013

Is the Mannschaft to be feared on home ground?

21/06/2013

« Rolex Grand Slam », the ultimate experience!

20/06/2013

Aachen, journey through the centre of the Soers

Aachen

The heart of the equestrian sport beats in Aachen. During the ten days of the event, over 350,000 visitors travel to the famous showgrounds at the Soers in Aachen every year. They cheer on the world’s top equestrian athletes whilst they compete in five disciplines. More than 600 journalists cover the competitions across the world.

Their coverage is not just limited to the competitions, because for some time already Aachen has been much more than merely the location of an equestrian sport event. It is a major happening, a folk festival and a big party. Guests from the show business, media, industry and political sectors come to the traditional Soers showground, alongside families and equestrian sport fans from all over the globe. The TV coverage offers detailed information to those, who aren’t able to visit the show live. ARD, ZDF and WDR broadcast over 30 hours of coverage every year. Worldwide, 340 hours of CHIO coverage are transmitted to 198 countries. Founded in 1898, the CHIO Aachen has long since joined the ranks of the top international events.

Spruce Meadows

Spruce Meadows, wholly owned by the Southern Family, is the most versatile event location in the world. It was the founding family’s dream to create “a unique atmosphere of friendship, trade and top sport“. This dream came true thanks to the aid of a dedicated group of entrepreneurs, volunteers, journalists, athletes, employees, fans and officials. Everything the jumping sport has to offer – ranging from youth, amateur through to professional sport – is at home in Spruce Meadows. Since 1976 CSIO 5*, CSI-W 5*, CSI 5* and CSIO-W 5* jumping events are organised at the grounds annually between June and September. Seven arenas and two indoor arenas spread out over grounds measuring 553 acres offer ideal conditions for 1,000 horses to stable.

When the Spruce Meadows 'Masters' CSIO 5* begin each September, the entire globe focuses its attention on the world’s top jumpers. The sport’s best compete from Wednesday to Sunday in the attempt to win some of show jumping’s most coveted events and international recognition. Spruce Meadows is a magical place, which unites the heart of the jumping sport and the fantasy of a city and which attracting 500,000 spectators every year to it FEI Tournaments.

Geneva

Since 1926, the CHI Geneva is one of the world’s famous show-jumping events. Not only thanks to its long tradition but also thanks to its constant strive for exceeding expectations, important success factors to the 5* show.

Every year an average of 37,500 spectators visit the largest indoor jumping arena in the world (4,800 square metres) to experience live top sport. The two World Cup Finals (1996 & 2010), the nine ROLEX IJRC Top 10 Finals staged since 2001 and being awarded the “Best Show Award” title again in 2011 by L´Année Hippique for the 5th time are some of the recent years highlights’.

But what really differentiates Geneva from other indoor shows? It is the indoor show with the longest tradition. The special balance between attention to detail and persistence of excellence, supported by a committee of sport passionate horse lovers and the 700 fully-motivated and enthusiastic volunteers, the soul and heart of our competition, make the adventure come true year after year.