Equestrian sport at its best: discover LunaJets’ picks of the finest equine events

The choice among world-class equestrian events is wide. LunaJets picked just a few epic horse races, shows and venues for you, that our team can gladly help you get to by private jet.

1 | The CHIO Aachen

The niche sport of equestrian show jumping takes participants to competitions all over the globe, but when it comes to show jumping and dressage, the famous CHIO Aachen (Concours Hippique International Officiel) represents the finest show in Europe. Competitions in eventing, four-in-hand driving, and vaulting are also held at the CHIO. Considered the “Wimbledon of the equestrian world”, the event gathers over 350,000 horse enthusiasts in Aachen, Germany, every year. Winning the Rolex Grand Prix of Aachen brings riders one step closer to winning the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, as Aachen is one of the four tournaments with Spruce Meadows, Geneva and ‘s-Hertogenbosch leading to the legendary prize.

LunaJets can fly you to Maastricht (MST) Airport, which is about 30 kilometres away from the German town of Aachen and our team will take care of your transfer to your hotel or to the show.

2 | The Epsom Derby

Horse racing, sometimes called the 'Sport of Kings' as equestrian sports have long been associated with royalty, counts numerous events, such as the world’s most prestigious flat race: the Epsom Derby. Britain's richest horse race, the Derby, officially named the Investec Derby, is held annually, on the first Saturday of June. It serves as the middle leg of the Triple Crown and attracts over 100,000 people, one of the world’s largest crowds for a single day sporting event.

London Biggin Hill Airport (BQH) lies about 26 kilometres from Epsom Downs Racecourse and LunaJets gladly coordinates your private flights and VIP transfers by car or helicopter.

3 | The Prix d’Amérique

The Prix d'Amérique is considered the most famous harness race in the world. It takes place every year on the last Sunday of January at the Hippodrome de Vincennes in Paris. Harness racing is a form of horse racing in which horses run at a specific gait, pulling a two-wheeled cart manoeuvred by a driver. The field is very competitive, gathering only the best trotters in the world and France’s highest prize money of 900,000 euros, encouraged and admired by 40,000 passionate spectators. Bets were placed for over 40 million euros at the latest race and over 500 journalists covered the event.

Located about 20 kilometres from the Hippodrome de Vincennes, Paris Le-Bourget Airport (LBG) appears to be the ideal gateway to reach the race by private jet. Fly to Paris with LunaJets and let our advisors arrange your transfers between the airport and the historic venue of the Prix d’Amérique.

4 | The Deutsches Spring- und Dressur-Derby

Deutsches Spring- und Dressur-Derby bills itself as the toughest course in the world; it is also Germany’s most traditional horseshow and the oldest jumping course in history. It takes place every year around Ascension Day weekend in Hamburg-Klein Flottbek. Its 1,230-meter long racecourse is challenging and remained unchanged since 1920. The jumping and dressage shows are spectacular, drawing more than 90,000 participants to the scene and millions of spectators in front of their screens.

Hamburg Airport (HAM) is situated about 16 kilometres from the Deutsches Spring- und Dressur-Derby course. You can charter your private jet to Hamburg with LunaJets any time and we will take care of your bespoke transfers to the show, too, should you wish for it.

5 | The Badminton Horse Trials

According to the FEI (Fédération Équestre Internationale) star system, there are only six five-star events around the world, representing the highest level of competition within the sport: The Badminton Horse Trials is one of them. It is an exquisite equestrian event featuring dressage, cross-country and show jumping competitions where a single horse and rider combination competes against other combinations across the three disciplines. The setting is stunning: the three-day event is held every April or May in the grounds of Badminton House, the residence of the Duke of Beaufort in South Gloucestershire, UK.

Fly private to Gloucestershire Airport (GLO) with LunaJets and our Private Aviation Advisory team will coordinate your private flights as well as your VIP transfers to the Badminton Horse Trials; Badminton House lies about 50 kilometres from the airport.

6 | The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo.

Every year since 1893, the Campo Argentino de Polo of Palermo, Buenos Aires, has been hosting the most prestigious international polo tournament in the world: The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo. The event is particularly important to the sporting community and attracts some of our society’s most influential personalities who enjoy watching the exciting matches in the historic 30,000-seat stadium.

Next November, or December, witness the world’s greatest polo tournament: fly private to Buenos Aires with LunaJets. Our team helps you select the preferred airport between Ministro Pistarini (SAEZ) and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (SABE) for instance, for you to reach the Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo stress-free.

We regularly accompany our clients to equestrian events around the world, not only to the best-known competitions but also to trade shows, fairs, exhibitions, conferences and auctions related to horses. We assist spectators, buyers, and owners travelling to these events, as well as riders flying sometimes with their horses, as our experts have gained extensive experience in helping clients who wish to fly private with animals.

Join some of the top events in the equestrian sporting calendar with LunaJets. Our team is on hand 24/7, contact us today.