© Jane Evelyn Atwood
Chairman of Hermès
After two postponed editions, we are overjoyed at the return of our Saut Hermès. Like us, the horses will discover the Grand Palais Éphémère, where they will soon be taking to the arena, their sole objective being the satisfaction of a job well done and—if the ultimate goal is achieved—perfection. The riders and their mounts have prepared for this moment with dedication bordering on obstinacy, constantly seeking to give the best of themselves. They will have to ride straight and high, unswerving, and at speed. The rules are clear, strict, and irrevocable: it’s the podium or back to the stable.
From the stands, elated and tense, we savour each fence jumped, a potent blend of determination, lightness, and intense emotion.
This reunion is a reminder that the most exquisite successes are the fruit of resolute action, with its risks, beauty, and dare we say it, panache.
© Collection Rmn – Grand Palais © Nicolas Krief
President of the Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais
It is with indescribable joy that we have once again been able to relish the pleasures of cultural and sporting life for the past few months, with the return of shared experiences and shows, the gentle hubbub of public places, the buzz of a stadium and its terraces. In these circumstances, it is a delight to host the twelfth edition of the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais Éphémère in 2022.
Since summer 2021, the Grand Palais Éphémère, a remarkable and environmentally friendly construction, has been the site of a rich cultural programme of events, and when the Grand Palais reopens in 2024, it will become one of the capital’s Olympic and Paralympic venues. Could there be a more appropriate place to hold the Saut Hermès? Combining outstanding performance with precision, power with elegance, and sport with celebration, the Saut Hermès offers an unparalleled spectacle that we can always enjoy with the same sense of wonder.
I am delighted that such a competition can take place at the heart of the Champ-de-Mars, and I wish the 2022 Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais Éphémère the best of success.
© Pierre Buguet
Chairman of GL events
GL events is honoured to have worked with Hermès on the wonderful adventure that is the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais for over ten years. For its twelfth edition, the event is taking place at the Grand Palais Éphémère, remaining faithful to its primary vocation of welcoming the world’s show-jumping élite to the heart of Paris, at a time when the City of Light is looking ahead to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
An architectural marvel of 10,000 square metres, the Grand Palais Éphémère is, for GL events, an important symbol of the multi-disciplinarity that we have aspired to for over forty years. The group’s openness to all kinds of events and extensive know-how have always put sport front and centre, organising equestrian competitions such as the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais and the finals of the FEI Jumping and Dressage World Cups that took place at the Accor Arena in 2018.
The teams at GL events are committed to elevating high-performance sport and continuing their contribution to the most wonderful chapters in the history of world equestrian sports in Paris, hand in hand with Hermès, whose prime inspiration has always been the horse.