The Sales & Racing Festival, on from 18 to 20 October 2013, marks the end of the horseracing season at the Iffezheim racecourse near Baden-Baden. This international autumn race meeting attracts people who love horses, those who like a wager and ladies in glamorous hats. Across a total of four races at Baden-Baden – acclaimed throughout Germany for its horseracing events – the search is on to crown the best two-year-old mare the 2013 'Winter Queen'. On Friday afternoon and Saturday (a non race day) there is an autumn auction where people bid for all kinds of horses.
Every year fans flock to Aachen for the CHIO, the world's biggest international equestrian festival.