Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Colonnes de Buren (or) Les Deux Plateaux

I am so inspired by this early 90's image of Anne Kursinski and Top Seed from the Paris Grand Prix in the early 90's.  It was posted on the Facebook group "Equestrians from Back in the Day."

There is a black-and-white striped oxer (triple bar?) in the background that caught my attention:  it is inspired by Daniel Buren!  Did the artist himself make this fence?

I have challenged myself to locate a clearer photo of the "Colonnes de Buren" or "Les Deux Plateaux" obstacle.  Any assistance will be gratefully appreciated!

Concours de saut d'obstacles
un saut
un obstacle
un oxer
un vertical
les triple-barres (f)
les chandeliers (m) - jump standards

Update:  another sighting!  Greg Best and Gem Twist at the Grand Prix de Paris in 1991. 

Photo credit: Kit Houghton

In the COTH forums, Ambitious Kate suggested that the course designer is probably the person to ask; so now the research question becomes, who designed the course for the Grand Prix de Paris in 1991? If only I still had that stack of old Horseplay magazines...