Horses & Dreams - 2008 CHI Hagen - Gets ready for America dressage, eurodressage, equestrian news

Tue, 03/11/2008 - 00:00
2008 CDI Hagen

“Land of Opportunity” – Horses and Dreams meets America once again in 2008 Horses and Dreams - CHI Hagen - will be the home of top class sport and a festival atmosphere in the Osnabrück region.

An event of exceptional class awaits you this year once again at the International Riders’ Festival Horses and Dreams - CHI Hagen at Hof Kasselmann in Hagen, Germany. Their guest this year in Hagen am Teutoburger Wald is America – the Land of Opportunities. And boundless was our joy when, through a personal contact, the confirmation finally came through from the USA: The Beach Boys, the cult band from California, have accepted their invitation and will give their only concert in Germany in Hagen a.T.W. The legendary musicians made their mark on the 1960s and 70s like no other band with their mega hits “Help me Rhonda”, “Surfin’ USA” or “Good Vibrations” and are inextricably linked with sun, sea and sand.

The concert in Hagen is unique on the European mainland – apart from here the only places the Beach Boys can be seen on their tour are England, USA and Australia. The eternally youthful gents will be live on stage on Saturday 26th April.  

We are most proud of the range of equestrian sport on offer. For the first time in Hagen the international trials in Dressage Riding and Show Jumping for the 2008 Olympic Games in Peking/Hong Kong will take place. Riders from many different nations are also expected in the ‘Großer Preis’ (the ‘Grand Prize’ competition) – world-class sportsmen and women guarantee thrilling competition at the highest level.

Last year’s visitor record of more than 50,000 people well and truly raised the bar. The preparations for this year’s festival are running at full speed: Planning, inspecting, negotiating and building are all in full swing in order to once again be able to offer visitors and athletes a truly rousing programme. The “American Way of Life” is taking up residence on the Borgberg and along with it action-packed shows and a diverse supporting programme.

NDR television will be reporting from the Big Show on Saturday (3pm – 5pm) and from the Grand Prize competition on Sunday (12.55 – 2.15pm), live from the Kasselmann Stables. Allow yourself to be fascinated as acrobatic cheerleaders warm up the crowd, before cowboys put on a truly daring show in the main arena. In the American theme park cops in their police cars await you and Cadillacs will bring you back to the days of petticoats and Elvis’s hip swing. Guests both big and small will be delighted at our special experience zone for children. Bouncing, jumping and romping are expressly desired here!

Find something wonderful for your home in the exclusive garden and lifestyle sales exhibition and after a hearty barbecue enjoy a fresh doughnut or muffin in the American village.

Don’t miss out – experience show and sport in perfect harmony, from 24th – 27th April 2008 at the Kasselmann Stables.

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