CHIO Rotterdam is the only Dutch top-class equestrian sporting event that can rank among the top international events in the world. With a history of 73 years of show jumping and dressage at the highest levels, CHIO Rotterdam is also the oldest top-class sporting event in Rotterdam. Boels Rental has been its rental partner for years. Time to take a look inside the Concours Hippique International Officiel.
Every year along the edge of the Kralingse Bos wooded park, a true equestrian stadium emerges especially for CHIO, complete with a double deck VIP pavilion and a ‘straw village’ (fan zone). CHIO Rotterdam guarantees more than just top-class equestrian sport. It is an established name within the equestrian world, first and foremost among equestrian fans, but the event is also highly valued by the business community in the Netherlands.
The five-day event is visited by more than 40,000 people every year, many of them VIP guests. Visitors enjoyed exciting competitions in the pavilion, which was equipped with furniture and catering supplies by Boels. In addition to the party goods, a variety of machines, units and heating solutions were also supplied to CHIO Rotterdam this year.
A helping hand where needed
Boels Rental has been working with the CHIO organisation for years, explained Operational Manager René Rijnders. “We like to be proactive and take the burden off them where necessary. CHIO Rotterdam is also a wonderful and important event for our network in South Holland and beyond. The way that we are able to work together on an operational level within CHIO Rotterdam, position our company and at the same time receive our guests is unprecedented.
Orange on top
During the event, orange not only dominated the technical zone where the Boels machines had been deployed. It also had a prominent place in the stadium on the LED wall and with the special ‘Boels Rental’ barrier. But even better than that was the fact that the Dutch team also won the gold in both the show jumping and dressage disciplines. Orange on top took on a nice double meaning in Rotterdam. And all of this with the Boels branding and a lovely reception in a beautiful room decorated with Boels materials. That inspires confidence and is highly appreciated. “Together with Boels, all the other partners, our team, the public and the athletes, we created an exceptional event with fantastic sport and we are proud of that,” expressed Bianca Nagtegaal, Commercial Manager at CHIO.
“Together with Boels, all the other partners, our team, the public and the athletes, we created an exceptional event with fantastic sport and we are proud of that,” expressed Bianca Nagtegaal” – Commercieel Manager at CHIO’