Saut Hermès 2019

The plan was to close my 115 show jumping category decently, take a plane to Paris and attend the Grand Prix of the Saut Hermès. Obviously, nothing went according to it. The category was a disaster, I was late for the plane but fortunately, thanks to an exemplary media coverage, the Saut Hermès is right there, online ready to be all discovered. Certainly, the feeling is not the one you have sitting under the 45m high glass dome of the Grand Palais, but the digital contents produced by the maison guarantee to experience special insights even from the screen of your smartphone.

The theme of the tenth Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais, on 22nd, 23rd and 24th March 2019, is dreams: dreams of surpassing oneself, dreams of surprise and excitement, dreams of sharing unforgettable moments with the audience.

  1. 19 nations, 130 horses, 72 of the best riders in the world. The 10th edition of the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais in Paris, with its play of light and shadow, reflected on the competition field prepared by the Spanish chef de piste Santiago Valera Ullastres, was able to once again surprise show-jumping enthusiasts from all over the world. The Saut Hermès has become an event also on social media: the hashtag #SautHermès collects 23,520 posts, countless stories and on the maisons Instagram profile the Grand Prix can be watched live with a 9:16 view.

Scrolling down the profile, the brand presents it’s latest showjumping saddle: the Hermès Vivace offers an unparalleled sensation of closeness between horse and rider. Perfectly suited to riders who like to be out of the saddle when jumping, it combines advanced forward balance with stability and comfort.

Again on stories, twelve white and black horses cross the arena, driven by an extraordinary energy. They trot in time to the violins and their power echoes the dynamic sound of the strings. The same agility, the same strength, orchestrated in tandem by Lorenzo and Nathalie Shaw. This is the first time that the equestrian performer, his horses, the first violin and her chamber orchestra have combined their talents in a performance created for the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais.

Finally, the smiling face of French Simon Delestre on Hermès Ryan, who – for the second time in a row – wins the Hermès Grand Prix at the Grand Palais. A perfect ending.

If you would like to run through the last editions of the Saut Hermès, have a look here, here and here. Enjoy!

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