Tissa Horse Festival

The spectacular horse festival held in Tissa every year in September about an hours drive from the city of Fez. The event bring competitors from the region to compete and display their equestrian skills. Each year hundreds of riders wearing traditional outfits show off their skills and parade the striking Arabian stallions, Barbary mares and the Arab-Berber horses in their ornate bridles. There is entertainment, serious competitions and prize giving ceremonies followed by socialising and feasts. Along with the riders there are horse traders and local dignitaries enjoying the festivities.

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