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!!!
Congratulations to Bezzie Madden winning 200,000 at the American Invitational in Miami, FL last weekend. She took top honors riding her mare Coral Reef Via Volo beating out other top competitors. GO BEZZIE…
1. Where do you live?
High Falls, NY2. 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!