The sound of hooves has long resonated on the Champ de Mars, a popular place for strolling Parisians. During the Belle Epoque, superb horse racing was organised here. One of the most famous battles in the history of the capital happened here, hence it being named after the god of Mars, often represented in his chariot drawn by two fiery horses. This famous Esplanade, « equestrian » by nature, has not heard the echo of the thundering horses hoof since 1993 and the last gallop by Jappeloup ... In 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018, the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping, has brought the horse back onto its familiar territory again.
This event also finds its origins from a desire to revive a special relationship. The appearance of the horse in the daily life of man dates back beyond recorded history. This animal served, fought at his side, showing him respect and loyalty. This is undoubtedly why, in return, the horse still exercises, although it is no longer the companion of the past, such a fascination in our minds. The horse unites us, irrespective of age or origin, through nobility without pride, beauty without vanity and power without violence.
Thanks to the City of Paris, host of the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping, this animal, capable of reconciling opposites - nature and culture, strength and softness, elegance and wildness ... - as well as individuals, will find a central place in the heart of the city and in the heart of the inhabitants of the capital.
The Longines Paris-Eiffel touch, "Les chevaux dans la Ville", will regain all its legitimacy since the Champ de Mars will again welcome the horses champions of the best riders of the world from 3 to 7th of July 2019.