By Niamh D’O’Gorman
Equestrian art and elegance. Sporting performance and excellence. This sixth edition of the Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais, an international 5-star (CSI 5*) show jumping competition, takes place on 10, 11 and 12 April 2015 in Paris.
This year,the competition will be broadcast live on the website: live.sauthermes.com
Some of the best riders in the world are set to compete in the 5* event. Penelope Lepervost, Kevin Staut, Bertram Allen, Scott Brash, Ludger Beerbaum and Daniel Deusser, Roger Yves Bost and Simon Delestre to mention some. Ireland will have Billy Twomey, Denis Lynch and Bertram Allen fly the flag in this division.
Ireland will be represented by Galway’s Michael Duffy and Eoin McMahon in the CSI under 25 section.
The main show pieces of the show are:
LE SAUT HERMÈS CSI 5* – CLASS 6
Final placing: by pair, reflecting cumulative points from both rounds and the time of the second round. Each rider may enter only one horse.