Huétor Tájar is celebrating its September Feria this weekend. We went yesterday to the Recinta Ferial but it was exactly the same as the Feria in May which we described on this blog earlier this year. Today, however, we went for the first time to the Feria Ganado de Equino just outside the town.
This horse fair and market is a lively and colourful event. The show ground was filled with horses, donkeys and mules of all shapes and colours and the crowd consisted mainly of interesting characters from the campo.
One equine that stood out was an Asno Andaluz. This is a rare breed of large donkey which is reputedly the oldest in Europe (3000 years). This young male is a champion and only 2 years old. His owner wants 6000 euros for him.
There were stalls selling horse accessories and sombreros for the campo and two chiringuitos to provide refreshment for the crowd. We were quite surprised when a pretty girl arrived on horseback because it’s usually a macho thing to arrive at a feria caballero style.
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