A special Moroccan unit attended Seville’s international horse show, the 28th El Salon Internacional del Caballo (SICAB), on Tuesday.
Rabat – Morocco, the only foreign country invited, sent cavalry units from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).
Attendees at the opening show Tuesday were delighted by the cavalry unit’s notable performance.
“The real highlight of the inaugural evening was the equestrian show performed by the Moroccan Police mounts,” wrote the Spanish newspaper ABC.
“The horse connects two countries, two continents and two cultures,” the local daily Diario de Sevilla reported at the show.
Princess Elena De Bourbon and the Mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, attended the opening ceremony.
Six Moroccan riders performed a classic carousel that drew a round of applause from the audience.
The Andalusian equestrian show continues until Sunday and will be marked by a series of equine shows and competitions. This year, 1,077 horses from 343 stud farms will participate. Every year, more than 200,000 visitors attend the event honoring purebred horses.
The show also hosts training sessions for professionals and enthusiasts on the technical aspects of horse breeding.
Dedicated primarily to the training of the mounted police, Morocco’s DGSN Cavalry School, established in 2011 on the 55th anniversary of the national police, trains high level riders who also compete in national and international contests.
Since its affiliation with the Royal Moroccan Equestrian Federation, DGSN has built a team of riders who compete in national competitions.