Rabat – From February 25th to March 4th, the Merzouga desert in the Daraa-Tafilalt region of Morocco will become a racing venue for horse riders representing countries around the worlds in “Gallop Morocco”.
“Gallop Morocco” is a race sponsored by La Société Royale d’Encouragement du Cheval (SOREC) under the supervision of King Mohammed VI. It will launch its first edition on February 25 and last through March 4 during which time horse racers from Morocco, Oman, Belgium, Ireland, France, Russia, Poland, Germany, Malaysia, Spain, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Holland and the Czech Republic will represent their countries in the dunes of Merzouga.
Gallop Morocco is the fruit of Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch’s strategy presented in 2011, and organized by SOREC to encourage horse riding sports in order to drive up tourism and economic activity in the Moroccan kingdom.
During the 7-day event, 100 Equestrians from 22 teams will race through 200 kilometres from the starting point in Arefoud through captivating landscapes of the Moroccan Sahara to Merzouga.
Throughout the event, galas and parties will host race contestants and their guests.