Horse races on the beachFestivity of International Tourist Interest
This exciting, beautiful sporting spectacle is one of Europe's oldest equestrian contests.
Since 1845, during the evening's low tide in the month of August, the beaches of Sanlúcar de Barrameda have been used for horse races. Popular tradition has it that the origins of these celebrations go back to the informal competitions that took place between fishmongers, to see who could get to market first.
Horse races on the beach
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cadiz (Andalusia)