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Saut Hermès: a night-time gallop at the Grand Palais

Wager won, Paris conquered. In seven years, the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais has become an unmissable sporting event, which brings the international show-jumping elite together in the heart of the French capital. The celebration has always been stunning and it will be so again on the 17th, 18th and 19th March 2017.

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This eighth edition marks a turning point with an evening event on Saturday 18th March, as athletic as it will be vibrant. The riders will have to prove their expertise and audacity in order to win the Prix du 24 Faubourg, a new 5 star status puissance class.

Each day has its own programme. The usual highlights of the competition – the CSI 5* classes of the Saut Hermès, the Grand Prix Hermès, the Talents Hermès… – will be punctuated by lyrical extracts from Don Quixote’s Dream, a previously unseen performance conceived by stuntman Mario Luraschi and dramatist Florient Azoulay.

More than ever, the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais is perpetuating the spirit of the famous harness and saddle-maker, which, by repeatedly outdoing itself and endlessly striving to amaze, has always made athletes’ challenges its own.