Software for Student Riding Competitions

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Aquilo facilitates many of the office tasks during a student riding competition: It maintains the data of riders and teams, generates drawing lots, starting lists, and differences for each round. Final results can be calculated for different competition types and displayed in various ways. Many of the rules for CHIU/SRNC, WUEC, and German CHUs are supported.

Given an arbitrary number of teams, the program generates an "empty" competition with typical settings for all rounds. These round settings may be adapted to the organizers' needs before the round is started. Using Drag&Drop, riders can be assigned to their horses easily. During a round, all affected differences are automatically updated whenever a new result is entered.

All output is generated as HTML and automatically displayed in your favorite web browser. The HTML file can be used for printing or can directly be published on the internet. Aquilo was created during student riding competitions between 1997 and 2005 by Andreas Steidle (student riding groups Z├╝rich & Konstanz). Since 2018 it is maintained and improved by Philipp Tegtmeyer (student riders Aachen).

Last Update to this site: 04 April 2024 Latest Release


PC/Laptop with Windows 10 or later

Download aquilo and extract it where you intend to save the files for your competition.
Run the Aquilo file with the black rider icon in the base folder of the extracted ZIP (Aquilo.exe).

Aquilo is not registered with Microsoft so Microsoft Defender or other virus protection software will show a warning.
On the warning click More info to get a button "Run anyway".

Download aquilo (~30MB)


AquiloHelp.htm contains installation instructions and program documentation. It is also included in the Aquilo file you can download above.

Aquilo Output Samples

Look at examples of HTML output files form SRNC Bern 2001 (after 2nd round DR/SJ):
Note: Your default web browser will be used for displaying and printing documents.
On windows, chrome or firefox offer the best options for printing.
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Excel Sheets for adding Dressage and Showjumping Protocols

Also they have not been severely tested you might find these files useful. Please check all formulas before you use them.
All sheets have gray areas which are write protected by default, so you can't by mistake change any formulas. If you disable write protection for the sheet you can easily adopt it to another test. The results of the sheets can usually be entered directly into Aquilo.
A series of Excel sheets for adding up the movements of AIEC team and individual tests.
They are also very useful as a template for any other dressage test.
AIEC showjumping protocols as Excel sheet, one rider per column, all side by side.

Additional Downloads

Here you can find additional documents, Beta versions of aquilo and other helpful material.