Horses are part of Andalucían life, culture and its historical heritage, and throughout the year there are various special shows, events or fiestas centred around the horse, such as the annual Sabacoín Horse Fair, the Sevilla Spring Horse Fair and the horse races on the beach at San Lucar de Barrameda.

Many local fiestas throughout the region feature parades involving horses and participation in such events is not restricted to residents of Spain. If you’re on holiday and can ride, it is generally possible to book a horse for the day and participate in these colourful parades, just contact the nearest riding stable and ask!

If you are intending to participate, try and reserve as early as possible as these sort of events do get fully booked very quickly.

There are also a number of regular horse shows, or exhibitions, such as:

El Ranchito
Senda del Pilar, 4
29620 Torremolinos – Málaga
Tel: (0034) 95 238 30 63 or (0034) 609 717 741
www.ranchito.com