The Hassan II Tbourida Trophy is back

The Royal Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sports (FRMSE), organizes from June 27 to July 03, 2022, the 21st edition of the Hassan II Tbourida Trophy, Moroccan Championship of Traditional Equestrian Arts in Dar Es Salam in Rabat.

This particular edition, which comes after two years of suspension, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is the first to be held after the inscription of Tbourida on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the ‘UNESCO.

This year again, the Trophy will put in competition the 24 best equestrian troops of the Kingdom, qualified at the end of regional and inter-regional competitions organized during the months of March and May 2022 in about twenty cities, in partnership with the Royal Society. of Horse Encouragement (SOREC).

This edition, with a bonus of 1,508,500 dirhams for the Seniors category and 242,000 Dirhams for the Juniors, will bring together 18 Senior troops -over 17 years old- (8 North, 8 Center and 2 South troops) and 6 Juniors -12 to 16 years old- (3 North and 3 Center troops).

Given the importance of the event and the need to broadcast it both nationally and abroad, the entire Hassan II Tbourida Trophy will be broadcast live on the website of the Royal Federation. Moroccan Equestrian Sports (www.frmse.ma)

For fans wishing to attend the event, a free shuttle is available to the public from Rabat, Salé and Témara.

As a reminder, Morocco had officially submitted in 2019 the application file to include the “Tbourida” on the list of intangible heritage of humanity. Less than two years later, the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO acceded to this request, thanks to a major mobilization of the diplomatic apparatus and all the stakeholders of the Moroccan equine sector.

The inscription of the Tbourida on the World Heritage List was recorded during its 16th session of the said committee, on December 15, 2021 in Paris.

This traditional discipline, which is transmitted from generation to generation, unites the communities around a festive momentum and highlights the equestrian and artisanal diversity of the different regions. Today, Morocco has more than 300 Tbourida troops affiliated with the Royal Moroccan Federation of Equestrian Sports (FRMSE) and 5,900 horses dedicated to Traditional Equestrian Arts.

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