Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais :  A prestigious jumping under the nave of the Grand Palais.

Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais : A prestigious jumping under the nave of the Grand Palais.

Publish on Friday, 10 March 2017

From 17th to 19th March, Paris once again takes on its role of international show jumping capital as the 8th edition of the Saut Hermès unfolds under the prestigious nave of the Grand Palais. A splendid, not to be missed event!

Horses in the Spotlight

Imagine the nave of the Grand Palais transformed into a show jumping course where horses and riders canter elegantly in the beautiful light filtered through the glass roof and you’ll have some idea of how elegant this internationally renowned event is. The Saut Hermès is a 5-star competition that brings together the world’s top riders. Participants need to demonstrate talent, mastery and daring to win the Grand Prix, the Talents Hermès and the new Prix du 24 Faubourg. The events follow on from each other throughout the day and, at the end of the afternoon, the course is transformed into an equestrian theatre for the Song of Don Quixote by Florient Azoulay and Mario Luraschi before returning to the Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris to extend your evening.

Tribute to Thierry Hermès

A rendezvous for equestrian sports fans, the Saut Hermès pays homage to the founder of the prestigious luxury house, Thierry Hermès. Indeed, it was as a master craftsman saddler and harness maker that he opened his Parisian factory near the Place de la Madeleine in 1837. His sons and grandsons followed in his footsteps and expanded the range of riding products and introduced a luggage line, which at the time, was intended for the transport of boots and saddles. The 1920s were a time of diversification with the launch of men's and women's clothing, watchmaking and, in 1929, the famous silk Hermès square created by stylist Lola Prusac. It’s an artistic and creative venture that continues today, an epic tale that is owes its origins to the horse – just like the Saut Hermès.

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