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The Saut Hermès Returns to the Grand Palais

Just a month after Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a French brasserie to show the Chanel Fall 2015 collection, Hermès is taking over the iconic Parisian building for its sixth annual equestrian competition, the Saut Hermès.

Picture an arena filled with horses and internationally renowned equestrian champions, all participating in a multi-class, show-jumping competition held under the sparkling Grand Palais dome, and you'll get an idea of the setting for the three-day affair. But The Saut Hermès is more than just a sporting event: it's an equestrian summit. For the fifth year running, the French luxury brand is creating a haven for the equine-inclined in the middle of Paris, complete with a bookshop, photo studio, and booths staffed by Hermès's own saddlery artisans, showcasing the crossover of excellence in athletic ability all the way to the craftsmanship of Hermès’s own equestrian gear. A celebration for all levels and ages, there are even pony rides for the kids should they need a break from spectating.

If you don't have plans to be in Paris over the weekend, fret not—for the first time, the entire competition will be streamed online at


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