The sound of hooves has long resounded on the Champ de Mars, a popular place for Parisians to walk. During the Belle Epoque, superb horse races were even organized there. The site is also the site of one of the most famous battles in the history of the Capital and takes its name from the god Mars, often represented on his chariot pulled by two fiery horses. An "equestrian" place by nature, the famous Esplanade has not heard the echo of horses' steps since 1993... In 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022, the Longines Global Champions Tour - Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping has undertaken to bring the horse back to one of its familiar territories.
The event also stems from a desire to revive a special relationship. For the appearance of the horse in the daily life of man goes back to time immemorial. The animal has served him, fought by his side, showing him respect and loyalty. This is probably why, in return, the horse still exerts, although it is no longer the companion of yesteryear, such a fascination. The horse federates, whatever the age or origin, by a nobility without pride, a beauty without vanity and a power without violence.
Thanks to the City of Paris, which is hosting the Longines Global Champions Tour - Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping, this animal, capable of reconciling opposites - nature and culture, strength and gentleness, animality and elegance... - as well as individuals, will regain a central place in the heart of the city and in the lives of the inhabitants of the Capital.
The LGCT-LPEJ will thus regain all its legitimacy since the Champ de Mars will once again welcome the quadruped champions as well as the best riders in the world in 2023.
Make way for Sport, Culture and the French Art de Vivre!