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Jerez Horse and Sherry Fair 2011

Jerez Horse Fair
Jerez Horse Fair
Jerez Horse and Sherry Fair 2011
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA  •  Gonzalez Hontoria Park  •  Ongoing
A spectacular equestrian event, the Jerez Horse Fair (Feria de Caballo) takes place in the Gonzalez Hontoria Park.

Some of the world's finest horses and riders compete in the endurance trials, coach driving, "pursuit and tumble" and dressage competitions, with a stunning display of the finest horses of the region.

The history of the Jerez Horse Fair goes back over 500 years, to the commercial livestock fairs that were established in April and September, in the time when Jerez was just a small town back during the reign of Alfonso X El Sabio (the Wise).

The major highlight of the horse fair is the Como bailan Los Caballos Andaluces show, performed by the Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre (Royal School of Equestrian Art). This can be a rather chic affair as only the Andalusian Spanish can pull off, so ticket sales are brisk and the sherry is excellent.

Royal School of Equestrian Art Website

Contact: Gonzalez Hontoria Park
Jerez de la Frontera

Tel: (34) 956 14 94 90

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