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Every year the Friends of CHIO enjoy the international equestrian sports. Sports a top level quite often will lead to business connections. But this friendship goes beyond attending a sports event. Over the course of the year business owners and executives meet each other at the frequently visited cocktail receptions hosted by one of the Friends. Over the past ten years this business network has become an well established and active business club.

The ‘Vrienden van het CHIO’ foundation was established in 2005 by former mayor of Rotterdam, Ivo Opstelten and now consists of 130 Friends, including a number of prominent habitants of the City of Rotterdam. Of course our Friends will attend the European Championships.

What are the benefits of the Friendship for me?

  • Friends are invited for a networking meeting at least 4 times per year. These meetings are frequently visited and offer an excellent opportunity to meet interesting business people. Many Friends offer to host one of those meetings at their premises.
  • The company name and link to the company website can be published on this Friends page at the website.
  • Friends will receive tickets for the FEI European Championships and are invited to 2 meetings during the event.
  • A membership costs € 1.750,- (excl VAT) per annum and is with an automatic renewal. Cancellation for the next calendar year should be received by December 15th.

More information?
Please mail us at or contact Carla Collewijn: (+31)10-4528900 (Carla Collewijn).

Board of Friends of CHIO
Pieter Baan (ING), president
- Bert Laman (Mazars), treasurer
- George Wust (Auto Wust), member
- Rob Uytdewilligen (AGIN Timmermans), member
- Yvonne Sorensen (Sorensen Advocaten), member

The companies on the follow website are Friend of CHIO.