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A commercial for Hermès features a show jumper taking on the streets of Paris.

By Leslie Potter | July 5, 2017

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If you were the kind of kid (or adult) who imagined riding a horse everywhere you went, you’ll appreciate this new commercial from Hermès. In real life, you’d never canter a horse through the middle of city streets, over cobblestones, and up stairs. But thanks to some movie magic, you can see what it would be like if a horse and rider did race through the heart of Paris.

A Horse in the City

In the one-minute ad, French show jumper Simon Delestre rides a stunning black horse through the city, jumping such urban obstacles as chairs in the park and motorcycles parked on the side of the road. It’s a beautiful bit of equestrian parkour that will take you back to those days of imagining riding a majestic steed of your own through the world.

The ad was created by French agency AM-PM and the horse was provided by Mario Luraschi, an Italian trainer who specializes in training horses for film and equestrian theater.

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Sherry    Aiken, SC

9/19/2017 3:59:13 AM

Would love to see the untouched remake of this with this great jumper on the course!

Heather    Loveland, CO

9/14/2017 3:59:45 AM

Totally agree with Joy, glad it's all trick photography! Not a fan of this video!

Joy    Somewhere, NH

8/27/2017 4:02:10 AM

WOW, glad that was all cinama-photography and they weren't doing that in streets or on hard pavement! But pretty neat for sure!

Brenda    Ocala, FL

7/20/2017 4:01:47 AM

Good mover and jumper, just glad it wasn't really on the streets of where-ever!

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