Lyrics to We run as one

It’s a tradition, good World Championships are accompanied by a great soundtrack! Now you have the lyrics, so we can all join in and sing together.

We Run As One

When the winds are changing

And the weather’s strong

When I feel like going home

Feel the fire burning

And the beat grows strong

I am no longer alone

Brave and strong our path continues

Faster we will go!

Rough roads or plain sands

We are from Iceland

Nothing can harm us

We run as one

When we ride together

Worries stay behind

And only sweet dreams come to mind

All that I can hear now

Is that magic sound

Of our feet beating on the ground

Brave and strong our path continues

Faster we will go

Rough roads or plain sands

We are from Iceland

Nothing can harm us

We run as one

Brave hearts as warriors

Strong as a Viking

Coats in all colors

We run as one

(Hú Hú)

We don’t care about the wind

Or running in the snow

Brave and strong our path continues

Faster we will go

Rough roads or plain sands

We are from Iceland

Nothing can harm us

We run as one

Brave hearts as warriors

Strong as a Viking

Coats in all colors

We run as one

Brave hearts as warriors

Strong as a Viking

Coats in all colors

We run as one

We run as one

The CD is sold at the merchandise stand.

We run as one is written especially for the World Championships 2017 in Oirschot. We have searched for musical talents in the Dutch Icelandic horse community and found Jula Kalshoven, a musical jazz talent and Naomi van Rijn, also known as the singer of the WC 2007 tune. Music is by Gijs Coolen & Jula Kalshoven, lyrics by Naomi van Rijn and Jula Kalshoven, produced and mixed by Gijs Coolen and mastered by Jonas David Kröper.

Daytrips and outings in the area

Although we can’t imagine that you want to leave the WC2017 for just a second, should you want to go for ‘something completely different’ there are lots of things to see near Oirschot.

Van Fraassen Travelling and Visit Brabant have organized five great daytrips which you can join. The trips cost € 15 per person, excluding entrance fees etc. A day of fun for the whole family! Click here to book trips.

At the WC you can also book trips directly at the VVV Oirschot stand at the entrance area.

  • – Themepark Efteling: A day full of fairytales | We Aug 9, 09:00 – 20:30
  • – Safari Park Beekse Bergen: walk with the lions | We Aug 9, 09:00 – 13:30
  • – City of s-Hertogenbosch: an old medieval city | Thu Aug 10, 10:00 – 17:00
  • – City of Eindhoven: shopping & design | Fri Aug 11, 10:00 – 17:00
  • – Village of Nuenen: walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh | Fri Aug 11, 10:00 – 15:00

Know your way around WC2017

The feedback we got is that the WC grounds are nice and compact. If you want to be extra prepared for your visit, check out the plan of the grounds (click here to download the pdf).

As you can see, bikes are not necessary (and not allowed), but a pair of comfortable shoes are recommended. See you soon!

Dress to impress at WC2017!

Of course you have a t-shirt to cheer your country! But you can’t go home without a keepsake to remember the WC2107. What suits you best? Our merchandise is produced by Topreiter and for sale in our Merchandise stand as well as the Topreiter stand. Shopping time!

Children’s corner

Children from 3 to 12 years old are welcome at the children’s corner to play and do something different than just watching the horses. The children’s corner is opened daily during the WC2017 from 8:45 – 18:00.

No Drone Zone

!!WARNING!!

Because we are located next to a military base, the WC grounds are a NO DRONE ZONE. So, don’t bring your drones to the WC2017, it is strictly prohibited to use them.

Livestream WC2017

Don’t want to miss a minute of the WC2017? We hope to greet everyone live at the WC2017, but just in case you have friends at home who couldn’t join you, we have created a livestream in cooperation with our trusted Icelandic partner OZ.com.

We keep the prices low so anyone can enjoy it. And even better, the livestream is available four months after WC2017! When you arrive home you can watch that one final, combination or show as much as you want.

Travelling to WC2017

We made travelling to the World Championships easy! We have found the ideal partner in Van Fraassen Bus Travel. They offer special transport from hotels and main airports to and from the WC grounds, both with small busses (8 persons) and large busses (up to 50 persons). The fees are fixed per bus and based on distances travelled.

Reservations can be made at via the website, telephone +31 (0) 118 434433 or at the WC grounds at the Info point.

Three new hotels with great discounts

Do you want to sleep in style when you are at the World Championships? We have great new deals with three excellent hotels in the Eindhoven area. Get the special booking codes and score the best rooms in the area. All three hotels are located no more than 30 minutes from the WC grounds by car.