In the shadow of the French capital’s most celebrated monument, the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping has once again returned to the iconic Champs Du Mars. For three days, the world’s best show jumping horses will rival one of the globe’s brightest landmarks, as CSI5* show jumping gets underway as part of the Longines Global Champions Tour.

Thursday’s FEI horse inspection is always an event in itself at this location, and with every competition horse trotted in hand before the judges, camera shutters clicked from the photographers who had flocked to the showgrounds to soak up the atmosphere.

What will the weekend’s competition bring? Only time will tell, but if the jog is an indication, it’s sure to wow.

-Photography by Erin Gilmore for NF Style.