The board of CHIO Rotterdam decided to cancel the international equestrian event which was scheduled for June 18-21, 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis. The 72nd edition is now postponed to June 24 - 27, 2021.
Last year in Rotterdan three European Championships took place at the same time. However with the current situation in the country and the rest of the world and the uncertainty for the next coming months it is irresponsible to continue the preparations and financial obligations for the upcoming CHIO Rotterdam. The new president of the CHIO Rotterdam Theo de Rooy explained: "This is a very different start of my new role than I hoped for, but it is an exceptional situation. The complete board will now focus on organizing a great event in 2021."
CHIO Rotterdam is the only five-star Dutch equestrian outdoor event and ranks alongside the very best international events in the world. With a 72 years history in top level showjumping and dressage CHIO Rotterdam is also the eldest international top sports event in Rotterdam.