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The Spirit of Aachen


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A documentary look at the annual CHIO Aachen - World Equestrian Festival in Germany. Aachen has been a major fixture on the international equestrian calendar for over one hundred years.

The presentation includes exclusive interviews with noted course designer Dr. Arno Gego (Germany),
legendary riders and trainers George H. Morris (USA) and Nelson Pessoa (Brazil), Grand Prix of
Aachen winners Beezie Madden (USA) and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (Germany), grooms
Clark Shipley (USA) and Katherine Walsh (USA), Dressage superstar Steffen Peters (USA), and
Carriage Driving champions Karen Bassett (United Kingdom) and Benjamin Aillaud (France).

The program also features a visit with Hans Riegler, Chief Rider for the Spanish Riding School of

Conversations with jazz musician Bob Chisolm, horse owners Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Hausman (USA)
and noted horse breeders Dr. Axel Zogbaum (Trakehner) and Harli Seifert (Oldenburg), both of
Germany, are also included.

Principal photography was conducted on-location during the 2005 CHIO Aachen tournament by an
international production team.

The 'Director's Cut' DVD edition incorporates historic photographs culled from the CHIO
Aachen archives.

Also available in PAL.

When sold by, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply.

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  • Actors: Cynthia McMillian (voiceover artist)
  • Directors: Melvin H. Cox
  • Writers: Melvin H. Cox
  • Producers: Melvin H. Cox
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: SportsQuest International
  • DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
  • Run Time: 59 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • ASIN: B003CN5J58
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #478,538 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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