The Moroccan Barb Horse in the spotlight
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy will also boast the exceptional presence of the Kingdom of Morocco, as the Games will honour the Barb horse and set the stage for top Moroccan riders*. Games spectators will therefore get to learn about the Moroccan Barb horse breed during the sports competition, but also though the Opening Ceremony, and the Games' exhibitions in the Games Village.
The Barb Horse : a symbol for Kingdom of Morrocco's equestrian tradition
A land passionate about equestrian traditions, the Kingdom of Morocco toils to preserve and showcase its valuable equine heritage. In Morocco, the horse represents beauty, nobility and a powerful socio-economic role that all Moroccans are proud of. The territory’s emblematic Barb horses are the embodiment of universality. Through history, they have made man rich and have had a significant influence on equestrian culture.
The Barb horse thus boasts a particular appeal in Morocco, and this esteem is displayed by the national equine industry’s strategy of developing and promoting the breed.
Furthermore, Morocco is the founding member of the Worldwide Organisation for the Barb Horse (OMCB) and currently presides over the organisation as part of a four-year term.
* The “Horses in the Spotlight” project, which honours emblematic horse breeds from all over the globe, is one of the illustrations of Around the World in 80 Horses, the common theme of the non-sporting programme for the Alltech FEI World Equestran GamesTM 2014 in Normandy. These 80 stories about Man and Horses penned by Jean-Louis Gouraud, a writer and equine historian, will take spectators on a journey of discovery and will feature in various ways during the 15 days of compeition.