Horse Riding in Rotterdam The Concours Hippique International Officiel (CHIO) is the biggest international (outdoor) horse-riding event in the Netherlands. It's one of the top international equestrian events offering something for everyone, whether you are a horse enthusiast or not! You can admire the best international, national and regional horse riders competing in jumping, eventing, driving, vaulting and dressage during this event with a tradition of over 60 years! The event takes place at Lake Kralingen in Rotterdam.
The world's most talented riders
The best horse riders of the world participate in this spectacular equestrian show. You can see both European, World and Olympic champions competing to win this prestigious tournament. Riders like Jos Lansink, Meredith Michaels Beerbaum, Ludger Beerbaum, Albert Zoer, Michael Whitaker, Marcus Ehning, Beezie Madden, Laura Kraut, Piet Raijmakers and Anky van Grunsven have been participants and winners of the Rotterdam CHIO in the past.
FEI Nations Cup in Rotterdam
One of the highlights of CHIO Rotterdam are the FEI Nations Cup Top League series. The four best rider/horse combinations from eight countries around the world battle in this elite competition which takes place at eight international venues. The Netherlands have won this competion for the last time in 2003.
Longines Grand Prix Port of Rotterdam
Another highlight of the Dutch CHIO is the Grand Prix for international show-jumping at 1m60 with jump-off. A total prize money of €200.000 can be won during this Grand Prix! In 2008, the Dutchman Albert Zoer has won the price for the Netherlands.
Shows, entertainment and restaurants at the Rotterdam CHIO
CHIO Rotterdam stands for five full days of international competition, sports, socializing, shopping and entertainment and is an experience that you don't want to miss! In the Kidsvillage has all kinds of horse activities for children, including an inflatable juming castle. On the stage in Strodorp (Straw Village) of the Rotterdam CHIO, some famous Dutch artists have performed here in the past. In Strodorp you can have dinner at several restaurants or go for some basic Bram Ladage french fries. Payment with a special rechargeable CHIO chipcard is mandatory.
PARKING CHIO Equestrian Sports Tournament Rotterdam
CHIO Rotterdam by public transport
The CHIO Rotterdam is held at Kralingseweg 120 in the Kralingse Bos, just outside the city centre. From Rotterdam Central Station, get there by metro and stop at Kralingse Zoom. As an alternative you can get there by tram line 7, direction Erasmus University and stop at Essenlaan. Plan your trip at www.9292.nl. It's free of charge.
CHIO Rotterdam by car
If you come by car you can park for free at P+R Kralingse Zoom Public Parking. From there it's an 8 minute walk to the CHIO main entrance. P+R Kralingse Zoom will be full during the day, so as an alternative you can park at the temporary P+R CHIO (parking fee €10,00) in the south of Rotterdam. (Car navigation: Edo Bergsmaweg) From there, a free shuttle service will bring you to the CHIO main entrance and back. Parking at the CHIO main gate only with a special permit.
DATES CHIO Equestrian Sports Tournament Rotterdam 2016
The CHIO is an annual event held at Kralingse Bos in Rotterdam. The 68th edition takes place from Thursday 23 June till Sunday 26 June 2016. The two main events of this tournament are the FEI Nations Cup team competition and the Longines Grand Prix Port of Rotterdam showjumping. There are many activities for kids on Sunday afternoon .
TICKETS CHIO Rotterdam 2016
Rates for the CHIO in Rotterdam:
Wednesday Daypass €5,00 €10,00 Thursday Daypass €5,00 €15,00 Friday Daypass €10,00 €30,00 Saturday Afternoon €8,00 €25,00 Saturday Evening €15,00 €35,00 Saturday Daypass €20,00 €45,00 Sunday €10,00 €30,00 Passe Partout €35,00 €95,00
Children under 4 get free entrance. Kids age from 4 till 12. Adults from age 13 and older. Last minute tickets at the main gate are sold at a higher rate!
CONTACT CHIO Equestrian Sports Rotterdam
BOOKING A HOTEL IN ROTTERDAM AT THE CHIO?
Rotterdam is as crowded as it can get during the CHIO. If you need a place to stay, be smart and book early! Have a look at our directory of hotels in Rotterdam with smart prices.
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