Under the theme “Horse Fair: 10 Years of Pride and Passion,” the fair is being held at the Mohammed VI exhibition park October 16 to 22.
The event aims to highlight national and international equestrian heritage and turn the country into a platform for sharing expertise in horse breeding and equestrian arts and sports.
The fair features many activities, such as an international barb horse championship, an international competition for thorough bred horses, and the international show jumping competition.
Participants in the El Jadida Horse Fair include professionals, associations, and institutions representing Arab and European countries like Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Emirate, France, Hungary, Cameroon, Mali, Norway, Qatar, Turkey, Senegal, Sudan and Burkina Faso.
Upon his arrival, Moulay El Hassan was greeted by Moulay Abdellah Alaoui, President of the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports (FRMSE), and reviewed a detachment of the Royal Guard.
The Crown Prince was also greeted by Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture, Abdelkébir Zahoud, Wali of Casablanca-Settat region and governor of Casablanca prefecture, Mustapha Bakkoury, president of the region’s council and Mohammed El Guerrouj, governor of El Jadida province.
Moulay El Hassan was greeted at the entry of the exhibition hall by Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, President of the Arabian Horse Organization, Issa Ben Mohammed Al Mohannadi, Chairman of Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, Nasser Sherida Al Kaabi, Director General of the same club, and Hamad Ben Abderrahman Al Attiyah, chairman of the Qatar Equestrian Federation.
The Crown Prince, afterwards, toured the fair’s different areas: the kingdom’s regions, institutions as the national police, the Royal Armed Forces, the Royal Guard, the Royal Gendarmerie and auxiliary forces, sponsors, handicraft, the international market, and breeders.
Moulay El Hassan then attended artistic shows and equestrian acrobatics by Moroccan and foreign horse riders and troops.
They are notably parades by horsemen from the Royal Armed Forces, the Royal Gendarmerie and the national police, classical taming by rider and acrobat Mario Luraschi (France), Spanish garrocha horse taming by riders from the Cordoba Equestrian School (Spain), performances of classical and Cossack acrobatics (the Marrakech equestrian art school and the royal company for horse encouragement), and artistic shows put together by equestrian artist Santi Serra Camps (Spain).
The Crown Prince visited also the Tbourida area, where he watched Fantasia shows performed by 15 groups from different Moroccan regions. The best troops will compete for the “King Mohammed VI Tbourida Grand Prix.”