Jerez de la Frontera - Fascinating Fact 4

The Jerezanos love horse-riding © Michelle Chaplow
The Jerezanos love horse-riding

Jerez de la Frontera - Fascinating Fact 4 - HORSING ABOUT

Unsurprisingly for somewhere with such impeccable upper-class credentials, the Jerezanos love horse-riding, and their annual Feria is second to none for equestrian attractions. In nearby Sanlucar de Barrameda, a coastal sherry town, the annual horse races, which take place every August along the beach opposite the Parque Doñana, are a major social and sporting event. If you're not able to make it to either of these events, then visit the Real Escuela del Arte Ecuestre, where you can see the famous white Cartujano (Carthusian) purebred horses performing every Tuesday and Thursday, with an extra show on Fridays in August; on other days, the training sessions are equally fascinating.

  • Fact 1 - Did you know that Jerez can trace its origins back to Roman times?
  • Fact 2 - Want to see how sherry is made? Then get thee to a bodega, or even a museum
  • Fact 3 - The British have had a presence in Jerez for centuries
  • Fact 4 - The elegant horse-rider wearing his grey suit is a classic Jerez image
  • Fact 5 - Home to Lola Flores, the city has a strong flamenco tradition
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