The Morocco Royal Tour is back this year !
After a year delay due to the Corona crisis, the prestigious Moroccan circuit, the Morocco Royal Tour, has resolutely resumed its place in the international calendar. From September 30 in Tetouan and until October 17 in El Jadida, Morocco will once again welcome the world of international jumping.
The Morocco Royal Tour which is entering its second decade, is a circuit highly appreciated by the best riders in the world.
Indeed, previous editions have seen Olympic Champions, European and World Champions participate in this prestigious series of three four-star CSI(O) which passes through Tetouan, Rabat and El Jadida.
The first decade has attracted many riders with prestigious names: Pius Schwizer, ex-world number one and multi-medalist for Switzerland, the French vice-world champion Simon Delestre, the Olympic Champion Philippe Rozier, the German European Champion Marco Kustcher, the Belgian Jérôme Guery selected for the Olympics and who has just triumphed in Knokke, and many others. These names alone are a proof of the sporting quality of this circuit.
2021 is a great year for Morocco, which for the first time has seen its team qualified for the Olympic Games, the green jackets with red collars had won this qualification in 2019 in the Nations Cup in Rabat.
We will see them again in this team competition on October 10 against the World elite.
With total prize money of €747000, the Tour will feature thirteen classes counting for the FEI world Rankings. The three Grand Prix 4* are qualifiers for the Arab/North African League for the FEI World Cup. The final will be held from April 6 to 10, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany.
A CSI 1* which is a beautiful equestrian journey for amateurs, will be held during each of the three stages.
The high quality of the venues in cities with a strong tourist attraction, with a friendly atmosphere for each of the three stages, has contributed to make the Morocco Royal Tour become a must at the end of the outdoor season.
Three venues, three fabulous cities, three legs, three weeks long, three 4* CSI, that’s the 2021 Morocco Royal Tour (MRT) which will take place from September 30 to October 17! Created in 2010 “under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammad VI” and chaired by the Prince Moulay Abdallah Alaoui, the MRT continues to grow each year confirming its place of importance on the world equestrian circuit as an International Equestrian Federation (FEI) event.
The circuit begins in Tetouan September 30 to October 3, in the magnificent home of the Royal Guard. It’s a beautiful site with the very best facilities, such as stunning grandstands and exceptional stables decorated in traditional Moroccan style.
The Rabat leg, taking place October 7-10, is held at the venue of the Royal Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sports. It’s flawlessly organized with evening events including the Friday 4* on Friday. The flagship event will be the Nations Cup, which is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
El Jadida will be the series’ final stage from October 14-17. It runs in indoors with a similar format to Tetouan. Competitors and visitors will discover the Moroccan Horse show, certainly the most revered of the continent.