Horse Riding - Horse Racing

The famous horse  races on the beaches of San Lucar de Barrameda. © Michelle Chaplow
The famous horse races on the beaches of San Lucar de Barrameda.

Horse Racing

This "Sport of Kings" is not particularly widespread in Andalucia, however, the famous races on the beaches of San Lucar de Barrameda during the month of August should not be missed.

Horse racing along the seaside town's famous beach daily from 6.00 pm, on 2nd and 4th weekends during August (Thursday to Sunday). Now an international event with horses from other European countries taking part and many famous names amongst the spectators, the August races began way back when fishermen used to ride with their catch from their boats at one end of the shore to the Port's market at the other end. This is a serious competition as the total prize money in 2001 was 2.5m Euros. Most of the prize money is awarded during the last weekend.

The Hipodromo
There is horseracing at the Hipodromo Costa del Sol in Mijas Costa, more>

Chapin Sports Complex
There is also a race course in Jerez de la Frontera at the Chapin sports complex just to the east of the city centre. It was here the 2002 World Equestrian Games were held.
Tel: 956 342 131

Seville Racecourse
Seville racecourse is at the Club Hipico Peneda, Avenida de Jerez s/n.
Tel: 954 611 400

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