Despite the unusual circumstances, including the recent tragic events in Paris and COP21, horse-riding enthusiasts once again gathered in large numbers to show their passion for this unique horse-riding event. 144,300 enthusiasts, riders, professionals and competitors from the equestrian sector took part in the show, competitions and associated events. More than 100,000 fans followed the action at the nine-day show on social media – including the results of the competitions and videos published online every day.
Between 28 November and 6 December 2015, the eagerly awaited World Arabian Horse Championship, Paris Longines Masters, France Indoor FFE Championship, International Vaulting Masters by CWD and Top of Creifall helped cement the show's reputation as a major event. They capped off a strong week of more than a hundred national and international trials, featuring more than 1500 competitors and 2000 horses. The last trial of the week, the Longines Grand Prix, was won by Frenchman Patrice Delveau.
Alongside these 800 hours of competitions and events, the Paris Horse Show offered visitors several new and exciting features: a unique show by Alexis Gruss for the Nuit du Cheval (Night of the Horse) and a competition for young people, Equi’Star – new this year – which promises to reveal the best French equestrian show talent. This first event was won by Elisa Laville, 18, with her Roman riding and garrocha pole act, “Liberté” (Freedom). All these events have helped establish the Paris Horse Show as a forum for innovation and all the magic of equestrian showmanship.
Make a note in your diary for the 45th Paris Horse Show now: 26 November to 4 December 2016 – Parc des expos de Paris Nord Villepinte