HORSING AROUND: Hermès is to host the sixth edition of its Saut Hermès event in Paris. The three-day event, held under the soaring glass-and-steel roof of the Grand Palais, is scheduled for April 11 to 13, with the Saut Hermès competition (featuring mixed pairs of riders) and the prestigious Grand Prix Hermès show jumping competition being broadcast in replay and live respectively on April 12 on a giant screen in front of Paris City Hall. The broadcast will be accompanied by a mini pony club set up on the square.
In addition to the competition, this year’s edition will feature an equestrian display by Alexis Gruss of Cirque National.
Forty of the world’s top riders are to vie for prize money totaling 665,000 euros, or $715,600 at current exchange, including the Grand Prix Hermès on April 12. Set to run just three days before the dressage and jumping World Cup finals in Las Vegas, the Hermès event is expected to attract riders such as world number-one Scott Brash, Edwina Tops-Alexander and first-timer Jessica Springsteen.