English and German St John volunteers at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen

Aachen, 22. July 2018

All pictures by Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe Germany

From 13 to 22 July, Johanniter Germany was on duty at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen with additional help of a volunteer from St John Ambulance England and The Islands. The CHIO Aachen is the official equestrian show of the Federal Republic of Germany. This is where all of the Nations’ Cups in the five disciplines dressage, jumping, eventing, driving and vaulting are staged. World-class equestrian sport meets up with a very special atmosphere in the city of Aachen. Every year around 350,000 spectators from all over the globe come to experience the World Equestrian Festival.   

Volunteer from St John Ambulance England and The Islands.

Teams from our German JOIN members looked after the spectators and the competitors during nine long days. All in all, volunteers gave 2,000 hours of their time. The exchange with St John Ambulance England and The Islands took place in the frame of the JOIN Volunteer Swap program.