After the World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera (ESP) E MEDIA DESIGN was invited along to discussions with representatives of the Aachen Laurensberger Rennverein, the organizers of CHIO Aachen in 2004. The happy outcome of these discussions was that we were awarded the contract for delivering the sound for the “Deutsche Bank” Dressage Stadium in Aachen.
CHIO Aachen presented a special challenge. As well as providing the musical accompaniment to the tournament itself in the dressage stadium, we also had to do the sound for another very special event on “Soers Sunday” when the Aachen Symphony Orchestra played a concert entitled “HORSE and SYMPHONY” at the evening gala prior to the tournament opening. We also managed to pass this test with flying colours and, because the recording went so successfully, we still adopt the same concept when broadcasting this event today.
An additional temporary roof was added to the “Deutsche Bank” Stadium in Aachen for the reining and vaulting events at the 2006 World Cup, making it necessary to provide lighting that covered the needs of both riders and TV broadcasting. Of course, we provided the lighting for this occasion too.
At the World Equestrian Games in Aachen we were also given the task of providing the entire musical programme for both the driving and main arenas at the “Deutsche Bank” Stadium because our professional scripted music was so highly appreciated.
Consistently full stands at the event made it clear just how important a high quality and well-balanced PA system and the right emotional musical accompaniment are for the success of a dressage tournament.
After our successful collaboration in the years 2005-2007 we were invited in 2008 to take over the PA system of the main and driving arenas for the annual CHIO in Aachen. After carrying out several analyses and simulations in close co-operation with the Hamburg company ASC (Amptown System Company) we were able to provide a perfect PA concept and many people have since confirmed that speech reproduction and musical accompaniment have been a lot clearer at the event ever since.
Professional loudspeaker systems - perfect sound
CHIO Aachen 2014
Preparations have already started for the next CHIO, 11th – 20th July 2014. As in the past we will be providing the PA and musical accompaniment in the main stadium, dressage and driving arenas.
This way to CHIO Aachen
European Championships 2015
Aachen has been chosen as host for the FEI European Championships 2015 and once again the cream of European riders will be competing on the hallowed turf in Aachen Soers.
This way to the EC AACHEN 2015
World Equestrian Games 2006
The World Equestrian Games took place in Aachen from 20th August – 3rd September 2006. This was the very first time that this major sporting event, involving no less than seven equestrian disciplines, was held in Germany - and Aachen, as the site of the annual CHIO, rapidly became a firm favourite as location for the event.
Weiter zur WM 2006 Aachen