After two years of absence due to the global pandemic, the prestigious international show jumping circuit, the Morocco Royal Tour, resumes in the international calendar. Starting in October 6th in Tetouan and until October 23rd in El Jadida via Rabat, Morocco will once again welcome the world of international show jumping.
The Morocco Royal Tour is highly appreciated by the best riders in the world. In only few editions, the tour has attracted many of the most reputable names in the horse-riding world: Pius Schwizer (former world number one and multiple medalists for Switzerland), Simon Delestre (vice-world champion), Philippe Rozier (olympic champion), Marco Kustcher (German European champion), Jérôme Guery (Belgian olympic rider), Abdelkebir Ouaddar (Moroccan Olympic rider) and many others. The interest showed to the tour by these famous horse riders reflects the sporting quality of the circuit.
This year, we expect the participation of these champions, in addition to others, which will further value the event and enhance the level of its competitiveness.
The 2022 edition will take place from the 6th to the 23rd October for three consecutive weekends, and will feature thirteen events counting for La Longines Ranking List FEI.
The three 4* Grand Prix are also qualifying events for the Arab/North African League for the FEI Longines World Cup whose final will be played this season from 4 to 8 April 2023 in Omaha, in the United States, while Rabat will host a Nation’s Cup class. This event is one of the highlights of the Moroccan CSIO that will be held on Sunday afternoon. A CSI 1* will also take place in parallel on each of the three locations and is considered as a beautiful equestrian trip for amateurs.
A global prize money of 747,000€ is granted.
Tremendous challenges, a prestigious series firmly established on the international circuit with high quality infrastructure for each of the three stages, in beautiful cities with strong tourist appeal, all in a very friendly atmosphere: The Morocco Royal Tour is undoubtedly a great and unmissable international show jumping.
The national team riders are preparing for this great event under the directives of their trainer, Philippe Lejeune. They will be present at Bourg-en-Bresse and will participate to the World Championship that will take place in Herning.
About Morocco Royal Tour
Three fabulous sites, three four-day stages for the eleventh edition of the Morocco Royal Tour, which will take place between 6 and 23 October 2022. Created in 2010 under the «High Instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him» and presided by Prince Moulay Abdallah Alaoui, the MRT grows from year to year, confirming its place as a major competition in the world equestrian calendar, under the guidance of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
- The circuit starts from October 6th to 9th in the city of Tetouan, in the majestic stables of the Royal Guard. This first show offers outstanding facilities with an outdoor arena that can host night-time competitions and a total prize money of €232 000.
- The second stage takes place in Rabat, in the facilities of the Royal Moroccan Equestrian Sports Federation from October 13th to 16th. This complex organizes major Moroccan events as the Moroccan Championship during the years and in 2019 it hosted the qualification competition for the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020. The prize money of this stage is €274,000. The flagship of this year will be the Nation’s Cup and will take place on Sunday afternoon.
- The last stage in the city of El Jadida, from October 20th to 23th (€241 000 in prize money) will be indoors at the Salon du Cheval of El Jadida, one of the most important in the continent and among one of the most prestigious worldwide. It offers an attractive sports program with the most important event of the competition, the Grand Prix of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.