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20 February 2018
Drâa-Tafilalet, the golden dunes of Merzouga, Morocco. Tuesday 20 February 2018. 25 February will be the start of the Gallops of Morocco held under the patronage of His Majesty The King Mohammed.
This is the second edition of the ‘Gallops’ after the first one took place in Oman in 2014. Here 110 horse riders attacked a route over a 180 kilometres long trail of five stages in the sandy dunes of the majestic Wahiba Sands desert in the Sultanate of Oman.
The philosophy of the concept is very simple: ride, escape, nature, discovery, authenticity, traditions, magic, arts, emotions, treasures, taste for adventure, sun, party, and friends are the key words for this extraordinary adventure.
Comparable with the very known car race Paris-Dakar the concept is an orienteering and endurance equestrian race in teams of five riders, for six days through the desert.
Without being strictly a competition, the quest of performance is not a vital goal, the ‘Gallops’ will draw from the horse riding qualities of the competitors, from their stamina, their spirit of solidarity, as well as the self-discipline...
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