The 2023 Morocco Royal Tour: A Twelfth Edition That Promises to Be Sensational

El Jadida, Marocco – July 19, 2023 –  From October 5th in Tetouan, to October 22nd in El Jadida, with a stop in Rabat from October 12th to 15th, Morocco will again play host to the world of international showjumping. The 12th edition of the Morocco Royal Tour, will give the opportunity to riders to collect one of their minimum eligibility requirements (MER) in the 3 Grand Prix, for the upcoming major events: the 2024 World Final in Riyadh and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) Istanbull van het Ooievaarshof, winner of the €95,200 Grand Prix of HRH Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan CSI 4*-W last year in Tétouan

We all remember the fantastic 2022 edition, which ended with Morocco winning all three Grand Prix of the series with our two incredible Moroccan riders: Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) winning both the Tetouan and El Jadida Grand Prix, and El Ghali Boukaa winning in Rabat. A great moment in the history of the Morocco Royal Tour!

Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) Istanbull van het Ooievaarshof

The three Grand Prix 4* will also be qualifiers for the Arab/North African League for the FEI Longines World Cup, the final of which will be held this season from April 16th to the 20th, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Rabat, for its part, will also host a stage of the World Cup of Nations circuit, the highlight of the Moroccan CSIO, which takes place on Sunday afternoon. So far, nine nations have sent in their entries, including title holders Germany. 

El Ghali Boukaa (MAR), winner of the €60,000 World Cup Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Amina CSIO 4*-W at Rabat last year

A CSI 1* will also be held on each of the three stages: a magnificent equestrian journey for amateur riders.
The 2023 edition will take place this year from October 5th to 22nd and will feature a total of thirteen events counting towards the FEI Longines World Ranking, with prize money totaling €749,000.

National equestrian hero Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) being applauded by his countrymen during the last leg of the Morocco Royal Tour in El Jadida

The prestigious Morocco Royal Tour is undoubtedly a must-attend event with challenging classes (13 of which will count towards the FEI world ranking) and has established itself as a renowned series on the international scene. Each of the three stages takes place in magnificent scenic towns with top-quality infrastructures. The atmosphere at this event is resolutely convivial, while always upholding the excellence of high-level sport.

Source: Press Release from Agence R&B Presse for the Morocco Royal Tour

Photos: © R&B Presse – Adèle Renauldon