CHI Geneva


The CHI Geneva is not only for equestrian fans, but also for people who like to experience high-quality entertainment. Whether that is food, shopping or shows, there is something for everyone. On average every year 42,000 spectators visit the largest indoor jumping arena in the world to experience the spectacle live. But what really differentiates Geneva from other indoor shows is that the indoor show has the longest tradition of them all.

If you have never been or heard of it before, it is one of the world’s most famous show-jumping events. Not only thanks to its long standing tradition but also thanks to its constant strive for excellence. This is why it is part of the exclusive Rolex Grand Slam of Showjumping along with Aachen, Spruce Meadows and 's-Hertogenbosch. It is comparable to the Grand Slam in tennis, which are also 4 events around the globe bring together the best in game.

The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping a quest to win the most difficult-to-obtain trophies in the world of equestrian sport, bringing the top riders and horses from all over the world together. The Major tournaments are all prestigious names on the international equestrian sport circuit, turning the Rolex Grand Slam into a truly amazing story and one of the most exciting formats to watch as a spectator.

For me the highlight this year was saying goodbye and celebrating the amazing career of Clooney, no not George. Clooney, is a 16 year old gelding which Martin Fuchs was riding and winning some of his greatest achievements. His retirement comes to early and due to an injury which happened just days after returning from the Tokio Olympics. It never happened in the ring but at home on the pasture grazing. With a lot of love and care from Martin's team and Veterinary Clinic at the University of Zurich he is able to retire in his natural habitat, which is a miracle in itself. Truly a great story and emotional goodbye.

Furthermore, as you all know I am relatively new to the equestrian sport, never really knew what to expect. But honestly I was positively surprised by the suspense of such an event. It is truly amazing to see the interaction between the horse and rider. The trust they display in each other. It is truly exquisite and will definitely not be the last event I visit. Highly recommended.

And so much more still to learn. :)