CHIO Aachen Goes Digital to Crown Eventing Champion of Champions!

Ingrid Klimke Aachen 2017 CHIO Aachen

CHIO Aachen Goes Digital to Crown Eventing Champion of Champions!

Organisers of the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen, have announced the 2020 event will be a digital simulated competition. CHIO Aachen will be working with EquiRatings and SAP, to offer the virtual event, with perhaps the best field ever seen.

The eventing simulated competition will take place on Friday 7th August & Saturday 8th August.  The event will bring together a combination of previous CHIO Aachen Podium winners, alongside a selection of wildcards from past top 10 riders, voted for by fans.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the champions of the past took on the champions of today at one of the most iconic venues in Eventing?  Think 2006 Aachen World Champions Zara Tindall & Toytown lining up against 2019 European & Aachen Champions Ingrid Klimke & SAP Hale Bob. The use of the latest SAP Predictive Analytics software makes these kinds of simulations possible and helps to forecast the results of the legendary field of riders.

Ingrid Klimke Aachen 2017 CHIO Aachen
FEATURED IMAGE: Ingrid Klimke Aachen 2017 – CHIO Aachen

How is the field selected?

The field will be made based on the data and strengths of that combination at the time of their Aachen finish. For example, historic data from Clayton Fredericks riding Ben Along Time (2006) competing against Laura Collett and Rayef (2012) will be assessed, all the way through to combinations such as Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob in 2019.

20 combinations have already been selected & the final 10 will be up to YOU. Who would you like to see competing back at Aachen?  Over the next 10 days you will have the chance to vote for your favourite combination in exclusive head to head contests.

The draw for the final wildcard 10 places will take place on Tuesday 30th June at 7pm BST (8pm CET) across the EquiRatings & CHIO Aachen Facebook channels and live on Clipmyhorse.tv.  You will then have the opportunity to cast your vote each day on the EquiRatings Facebook channel from 30th June – 9th July and decide the final CHIO Aachen Digital Champion of Champions line up.

How can you get involved in CHIO Aachen Digital?

Fans will be able to select their own team of four to compete based on a budget using the EquiRatings Eventing Manager app.  Play against your friends in your own private leagues & compete for your country in the League Challenge.  Download the game for free & play along with us as we find out who will be crowned Aachen Champion of Champions.

The market for the competition will open on Friday 10th July.  Click here to download the app.


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