While the market in the US/Canada is generally bad, I'd say the market for show horses is NOT. Especially the good ones. In fact, I've noticed no change in the number of people buying or selling nor prices.
I don't have any students right now looking for a jumper. I think the biggest problem is going to be buying from France! For a $35,000 horse people expect to ride it several times, get a pre-purchase exam done by their own vet, and even take it out on trial for a week or two. Finding someone to go all the way to France just to try out a horse that may or may not work is going to be difficult!