It's a huge area in Aachen and there's something going on everywhere at the same time. Even those who know the tournament well always see something new. Because there is always something new and something special happens every year. So this year for the first time there is a gala for a horse, Bella Rose is retiring.
The organizers call the tournament itself the "World Equestrian Festival". Is that it? Certainly, because nowhere else in the world are five disciplines offered in one place. It is reported worldwide who won which test. So much more happens at the World Equestrian Festival.
When you think of Sweden, you immediately think of moose. But the best-selling souvenir in Sweden is the Dala horse. It has been a children's toy for hundreds of years, but is now a national symbol, because the Swedes think that the horse is a good friend, a workmate and a symbol of strength.