It is in May, when the weather is summery, that the Hippodrome d’Auteuil hosts the Grand Steeple Chase de Paris.
The most emblematic of the horse racing calendar
At a distance of 6,000 meters, the Grand Steeple Chase de Paris is one of the races the most emblematic of the horse racing calendar. It was born at the Auteuil racecourse in 1874. With 23 obstacles, the Grand Steeplechase is a difficult and demanding competition that does not leave jockeys indifferent. Indeed, it requires endurance, power, speed and courage. In case of victory, it is the consecration !
Only the best horses and jockeys
For this year 2022, it is the weekend of May 21 and 22 that this long-awaited horse competition will take place. On a 6 kilometer course with 23 obstacles, it is always a feat for each participant and only the best horses and jockeys are able to go all the way. For two consecutive days, admire the beauty of high-level sport. In addition to the Grand Steeplechase de Paris, there are 10 hurdle races and 5 steeplechase races that you can attend. One of the best viewpoints is certainly near the “justice of the peace” obstacle. With a width of 4.10 m and a height of 1.60 m, it requires a real feat to reach the final victory. The direct view of the “Rivière des tribunes“, mythical obstacle of the Auteuil racecourse, also represents an ideal position to enjoy the race. An ideal family outing This is a place that should appeal to your children.
A ideal family outing
Many free activities are offered throughout the weekend. Carousel, free introduction to pony riding, big sack race, new generation rocking horse, large inflatable structure, funny and playful mini-games on the world of racing... Something to delight young and old alike. For even more discovery, also find sporting events in the Paris Region and experiences around the equestrian world. Go back to description tab Practical information
Grand Steeple Chase de Paris
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