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Horse Fair: Kick Off  of HM King Mohammed VI Grand Prix of Tbourida (photos)  

Tbourida’s Grand Prix of HM King Mohammed VI started on October 16th at El Jadida Exhibition Center, on the sidelines of the Horse Fair’s 11th edition.


Organized under the auspices of the Royal Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sports (FRMSE), the Grand Prix of HM King Mohammed VI of Tbourida kicked off on October 16th at the Parc des Expositions El Jadida.

On this first day of competition, ten Sorbas (troops) representing different regions of the country have already made their grand entrance. In total, sixteen troops, composed of 15 riders each, are expected to try to win this prestigious trophy.

In detail, four Sorbas representing Casablanca-Settat, two Beni Mellal-Khénifra province, and ten others defending the colors of each of the other regions of the country. The Grand Prix of HM King Mohammed VI of Tbourida, which is signing his third edition, is the Morocco’s best riders unmissable gathering.

To decide between the candidates, the jury will have to be attentive to the performance of  horses, the traditional clothing, the harness and the evolution of the troop. For Talka (shots), the jury will scrutinize the start, the race and the synchronized shots. Another highlight: the Sorba composed of riders under 17 who have already walked the Harka (arena) in an exhibition number. A show organized to encourage the younger generation to carry on with the tradition.  The troupe coming from Marrakech-Safi, was among the young riders who made a sensation, enough to give pledges for the future of the Tbourida art.

With MAP