May 11 to 18, 2019
The Gonzalez Hontoria Park provides the unbeatable setting for the Horse Fair where over two hundred casetas are set up and are open for all to enjoy, both Jerezanos and visitors alike. A spectacular Horse Parade takes place throughout the duration of the Fair, with hundreds of horsemen and women attired in the traditional short-jacketed suits, their companions wearing the even more characteristic gypsy dresses, ride around the streets of the Real.
During the Horse Fair there are numerous exhibitions, events and both national and international competitions of Classical Dressage, "Doma Vaquera", RAID, Polo, Driving, Gala Shows by the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, Yeguada de la Cartuja, EQUISUR and Bull Fights, all combining to make the Horse Fair an experience to be enjoyed to the full.
The fair itself takes place around May time attracts thousands of visitors who witness some rather impressive horsemanship along with the bullfights and exhibitions of Sevilliana dancing (flamenco.)
The fair is split into three segments, a live stock and agricultural machinery exhibition, bullfighting and Sevilliana and finally the horse show itself. You’ll see Spanish purebreds, the famous Andlusian thoroughbreds, purebred Arabs and Anglo-Arabs show jumping, vaulting and cowboy and classical dressage.
However the highlight of the show is without a doubt the “Como Bailan los Caballos Andaluces” or the Dancing Andalusian Horses.
This is absolutely amazing (and world famous) and performed by the world famous Real Escuela de Arte Ecuestre (Royal
School of Equestrian Art) which is based in Jerez itself. Just think of Horse riding Ballet and you’ll be thinking along the right lines.