Rotterdam, The Netherlands – April 22, 2021 – With the official approval by FEI, KNHS and the City of Rotterdam the CHIO Rotterdam is rescheduled to July 1-4, 2021. Meanwhile, the CHIO Organisation has partnered with Horse & Country for media coverage of the 72nd edition of the international equestrian event, and plans for the live broadcast and streaming are well advanced.
“With the approval of our new date it’s getting more and more likely that CHIO Rotterdam will take place this year, although we still consider all scenario’s”, says Ron Voskuilen, general director of CHIO Rotterdam. “As the chances for a full-blown edition of the event, including spectators and merchandise village, are very limited, we are working behind the scenes with H&C to make the broadcast of the event via live TV and online possible, ensuring equestrian fans don’t have to miss their favorite riders and horses performing in Rotterdam.”
“We’re extremely grateful with the support of all stakeholders enabling us to organize our event this year”, says Theo de Rooij, president of CHIO Rotterdam. “We had very positive feedback from the riders as the new date for many of them will be a very important moment of measurement on their way to the Olympics in Tokyo. We realize this 72nd edition will be very different from other editions of CHIO Rotterdam. There is little chance we can welcome the crowd to our venue this year, we’re hoping to have some small COVID-19 proof hospitality. But with live TV and online broadcasting we like to ensure nobody will have to miss any rider or horse.”
About the CHIO Rotterdam:
CHIO Rotterdam is the only Dutch equestrian 5* outdoor event and belongs to the very best international events in the world. With a 72 years history in top level showjumping and dressage CHIO Rotterdam is also the eldest international topsports event in Rotterdam.
For business the CHIO (in non COVID-19 times) is THE place to be. Many prominent politicians and top executives visit the event every year. Together with the KLM Open and the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament the CHIO belongs to the top 3 of Dutch hospitality events in the Netherlands. The 12 months events calender for the business clubs such as Friends of CHIO, CHIO Port Club Rotterdam, Schoufour Society, etc. is unique in the sports and equestrian world.
The event is more than a great place to meet for equestrian fans and businesses. The CHIO social programs contribute to the Rotterdam society and with various activities for children, shows, entertainment and the well known ‘Stroodorp’ the CHIO Rotterdam is a wonderful experience for every visitor.
Source: Press release from CHIO Rotterdam
Photo: © CHIO Rotterdam