Deutsche Bank and CHIO Aachen

As a partner of the CHIO Aachen since 1955, Deutsche Bank presents a highlight of the demanding art of dressage, the internationally renowned Deutsche Bank Prize


Deutsche Bank, the main sponsor, has been supporting the world's most prestigious equestrian event since 1955, making it the Bank's longest-standing commitment to the world of sports.

In 1980, the Aachen Grand Prix de Dressage of Aachen, which had been held annually for 25 years and sponsored by Deutsche Bank, was renamed the Deutsche Bank Prize, Grand Prix Dressage of Aachen, Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO. And in 1999, Deutsche Bank Stadium was created as a unique setting for dressage riding.

Since 2014, a new grandstand has provided 6,300 spectators with the opportunity to watch one of the most important dressage competitions, in which the world’s elite riders vie for the highest endowed dressage prize ever.

Cathrine Dufour, winner of the Deutsche Bank Prize 2022


The Danish dressage rider, Cathrine Dufour’s weekend in Aachen couldn’t have gone better. The crowning glory was her triumph in the Deutsche Bank Prize.

Cathrine Dufour and the just ten-year-old Westphalian-bred gelding, Vamos Amigos by Vitalis claimed the victory in the Deutsche Bank Prize 2022, the Grand Prix Freestyle of the CDIO Tour on a score of 88.375 percent. Dufour took part in five classes this weekend and won all five of them.

Carl Meulenbergh


“Since 1955, Deutsche Bank has shared our passion for equestrian sports. Together we have not only accompanied the CHIO Aachen, but also helped develop dressage a little further. Thanks to the commitment of this exceptional partner, this sport, which stands for partnership and precision like no other, has been given a spectacular setting with Deutsche Bank Stadium.”

Carl Meulenbergh
Former President of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V.

Deutsche Bank Equestrian Sport Academy Deutsche Bank Equestrian Sport Academy

The initiative promotes young exceptional dressage talents with targeted training measures. Participants have access to selected international tournaments and receive individual coaching.

Past meets future: Deutsche Bank Park Deutsche Bank Park

The area around the Eintracht Frankfurt stadium is called Deutsche Bank Park. With this exclusive engagement, Deutsche Bank is building a bridge between competitive and mass sports.

Deutsche Bank Sports Scholarship (in German) Deutsche Bank Sports Scholarship

The scholarship is a cornerstone of the partnership with Deutsche Sporthilfe. Each year the bank exclusively supports up to 300 collegiate athletes with the Deutsche Bank Sports-Scholarship, and Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Sporthilfe award the "Sports Scholarship Holder of the Year".

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