Grand Prix Hermes of Paris 2014


Honestly, I can’t think of anything better than attending The Grand Prix Hermes of Paris. First of all, the venue is none other than the elegant Grand Palais, which hosts many of Chanel’s fashion shows. But on March 14, 2014 it hosted some of the top Grand Prix riders in the world. This showed the audience what equestrian show jumping is all about. 


The images that spotlight horses flying over jumps, with the Grand Palais windows in the background, transform these beautiful creatures into living artwork. Reed Kessler of United States piloting Ligist during Le Saut Hermes Team Prix. 

Marcus Ehning of Germany on Cornado NRW won the Grand Prix Hermes during the third day of the Grand Prix Hermes of Paris at Grand Palais on March 16, 2014 in Paris, France. 


The horses reminded everyone that they were the real stars of the show, wearing bright orange Hermes horse blankets, into the ring to collect stylish show ribbons, they seemed pleased with their hard work. Congratulations to the riders and horses for putting on a wonderful show!!! 
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Meet Isabelle Aldridge


1. Where do you live? Atlanta, GA

2. How long have you been riding? Since I was seven (I’m 14 now)

3. What is the name of your pony? Katiedid Bessame (Kizzy)

4. Where do you ride and who is your trainer? I train at home with Hidden Still Farm and trainer Helen Hamryka, but I show with Finally Farm and trainers Jack Towell and Liza Boyd.

5. What division do you show in? Large pony hunter

6. What is your favorite horse show and why? Blowing Rock because it is so close to the quaint old town, I can just walk everywhere! I also have family up there and it’s fun to see them.

7. What is your horses favorite treat? I would have to say nickerdoodles, but soft peppermints come in close second. 

8. How many days a week do you train? three – four days a week.

9. Any other hobbies? I love to read, play piano and play flute.

10. What riders inspire you? Reed Kessler and my trainer Liza Boyd.

11. Who is your favorite designer? Michael Kors

12. Where do you like to shop? Aeropostale, J Crew, and all the little boutiques around Atlanta; there all so unique!
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Meet Salter Hydinger

1. Where do you live? Mountain Brook, AL

2. How long have you been riding? I have been riding for 4 1/2 years. My mom rode growing up and she took me to ride my first pony when I was 2.

3. What are your horses names? My horses names are Mustique and Honor. Their barn names are Tiki and Audrey. Audrey just turned 6 years old.

4. Where do you ride and who are your trainers? I ride at Foxlake Farm in Birmingham, AL with Allison Majerik Black, Mark Tompkins, and Tim Maddrix.

5. What division do you show in? I showed Tiki in Children’s 14 and under until this Fall and now in unrestricted 3′. Audrey I got this Fall and have just started showing her in Pre-children’s.

6. What is your favorite horse show? Brownland is my favorite horse show because I know lots of people and it is a beautiful place.

7. What are your horses favorite treats? Tiki’s favorite treat is grapes and Audrey loves carrots. 

8. How many days a week do you train?
4-5 days a week.

9. Any other hobbies? My other hobbies are golf, wake boarding, and hanging out with my family.

10. What riders inspire you? Victoria Colvin inspires me because she works hard and is very successful working with different horses.

11. Who are you favorite designers and where do you like to shop? One of my favorite designers is Scotch and Soda and LuLu Lemon. I love to shop anywhere with my mom.
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Meet Caroline Passarelli

1. Where do you live? High Falls, NY

2. How long have you been riding? My whole family is in the horse business, so I’ve loved them since day 1…..I took my first lesson when I was 2 or 3 years old.

3. What are your ponies names? Little Black Pearl, Rosmels Sun Fairy, Mustang Sally, Elegance and I catch ride different ones at every show.

4. Where do you ride and who is your trainer? I ride at Grand Central Inc. and my trainer is Robin Greenwood.

5. What division do you show in? I show in Small Pony Hunters, Medium Pony Hunters, and Large Pony Hunters.

6. What is your favorite horse show and why? Every horse show is so much fun for me to be at and I love all of them, but one of my favorites is Devon! It’s such a fun place and I love the lemon sticks!

7. What is your horses favorite treat? My ponies will eat about anything, but some of their favorites are paddock cakes! I also make my own treats and they love those too! My pony Pearl (Little Black Pearl) LOVES  bananas…

8. How many days a week do you train? Usually 5 to 6 days a week.

9. Any other hobbies? My favorite thing to do is riding my ponies as much as I can….and hanging out with my riding friends.

10. What riders inspire you? Tori Colvin! She works so hard for everything she has and it really shows! Also, McClain Ward because I love the way he rides and you can tell the horses really love him!

11. Where do you like to shop? For my riding clothes it’s Beval! And my regular clothes, Crewcuts and Wildfox!



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