International show jumping at the Grand Palais

International show jumping at the Grand Palais

On March 16th, 17th and 18th, a stone’s throw from Le Burgundy Paris, the magnificent glass canopy of the Grand Palais welcomes the 2018 edition of the Saut Hermès, an internationally renowned show jumping competition that combines technical skill and sheer elegance. A wonderful event featuring the world’s elite riders and horses.

 

Penelope Leprevost - Vagabond de la Pomme
© Christophe Bricot

 

Equestrian excitement in a prestigious venue

Bathed in the light of the most beautiful glass roof in Paris, elegant riders and powerful horses tackle some of the most difficult obstacles on the show jumping circuit in the hope of winning the prestigious trophy offered by this 9th edition of the Saut Hermès. A 5-star ranked sporting event that attracts the finest international competitors, the Saut Hermès also presents various equestrian activities and several Grand Prix events. Also featured is ‘Récréation’, a superb equestrian choreography for 70 ponies by the famous director and trainer, Bartabas.

 

© Christophe Bricot

 

Jump along with the riders

Sponsored by Hermès, which we do not need to introduce, the Saut Hermès is named in honour of Thierry Hermès, the brand’s founder, who began as a harness and bridle maker in the 1800s. The competition is the epitome of horse-riding skill, equine grace and beauty, and the benefits of discipline and training. Qualities that will be applauded this week-end as horses and riders gain momentum across the sand and fly over the wooden bars to face the challenge of the next obstacle. And we are there to catch every moment. Our muscles tense, our breath quickens, and we are past! Bravo! Congratulations to all. And thank you.