The Mohammed VI exhibition center in El Jadida will host the 12th annual Horse Show from October 15th to the 20th.
Rabat – The 12th International Horse Show in El Jadida, a coastal town south of Casablanca, will begin on Tuesday, October 15. Since 2008, the annual exhibition and competition has provided a platform for promoting Morocco’s national equine sector.
Moroccan and foreign equestrians will participate in various sporting competitions and artistic exhibitions. The event is the largest gathering of its kind in Africa and draws thousands of visitors every year.
With the theme “the horse in Moroccan ecosystems,” the show will illustrate the various roles of horses in Morocco’s diverse environments. The show will also demonstrate the beneficial role of the horse in Moroccan history and contemporary society.
Equestrian activities will consist of high-level competitions and exhibitions. The more artistic demonstrations will illuminate equestrian traditions and cultural heritage.
More than 700 riders from 40 countries will participate in the various competitions at the El Jadida Horse Show. The fourth installment of the Grand Prix of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Tbourida will surely be a highlight of the event.
Tbourida, known as internationally as “Fantasia,” is a traditional Moroccan exhibition of horsemanship. The colorful display features a group of horse riders dressed in traditional attire riding in synchrony while firing guns. This Maghrebi custom exemplifies the strong relationship between man and horse.
The International Arab Thoroughbred Show, the International Beard Horse Championship, the Moroccan Arab Horse Breeders’ Cup, the Equi-play tour Finale, and the International Show Jumping Competition are other notable competitions within this major event.
The show will also feature educational programs and conferences related to horses.
Morocco has a rich legacy of equestrian traditions. The city of El Jadida has been closely connected to horsemanship for centuries, making it the perfect site for the annual horse show.
The show will run from October 15 to 20.