D-100 : Giant hoof prints in the Bay of Mont St Michel marks 100 Days To Go before the Games !
French artist Christophe Dumont created a spectacular piece of sand art featuring giant, 2.3 by 2.5 metre horse’s hoof prints in a huge ‘100’ on the famous Normandy beach. The artist and a team of 20 people battled against time and tide to produce the unique piece of artwork, so that it could be captured on camera before the waves washed it away.
HRH Princess Haya, FEI President was really impressed by this unique art work : “The giant hoof prints on the beach at the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel is a beautiful way to mark the 100-day countdown to the start of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as it captures the free spirit of our wonderful partner, the horse. And everyone who rides horses knows that we spend a lot of time training in circles!"
With just 100 days to go before the start of the Games, excitement is really building, as underlined by Princess Haya "The world’s best horses and riders will be going for gold in Normandy so we can expect absolutely top sport. We are looking forward to these being the best Games yet"
A real challenge, but Fabien Grobon, CEO of the Normandy 2014 Organising Committee, remains very confident : “Normandy has a long-standing association with the horse and equestrianism, which is something we’re very proud of. We’re putting everything in place to welcome thousands of athletes, horses and spectators, and we’re getting ready to host an amazing celebration that we will never forget.”
"Rendez-vous" in 100 days, on Saturday 23 August, for the Opening Ceremony of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy !