Feria Word of the Day: Caballo

CABALLO, caballo andaluz:  Horse, Andalusian horse

The Andalusian horse, is strong, intelligent, docile and elegant.  It can even dance.  If you happen to visit Jerez, don't miss the dancing horse show at the Andalusian Royal School of Equestrian Art.

During feria , "Caballos" are the main attraction.  During the day, in most large fairs, the horse and rider, are out and about until 7 pm. Fairs have horse riding competitions, exhibits and prices.  When the time is up, the mounted police escorts every single horse out of the fair grounds.  Then, the grounds are swept and dampened, so pedestrians can walk freely without fear of stepping on something or being trampled.  

Horses, dress up too, and their mains are fashioned to look their best.  Little and big riders have to stay with their horses at all times.  The most famous beautiful horses in the fair are the ones name after the animal.  Feria del Caballo in Jerez de la Frontera.

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