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Polo | Equestrian

What’s New In The 3rd Edition Of The Gallops?

26th November 2018 | Rajasthan

The Gallops of India will be an initiatory experience on the autochthonous majestic Marwari horses with their magical incurved crescent moon shaped ears.

After their brilliant adventures in the Golden Deserts of Oman and Morocco, the 3rd edition of the Gallops will adventure in the stunning colours, the exotic scents and the majestic scenery of Rajasthan, India. The Gallops of India will take place from March 2nd to 10th 2019. Rajasthan, the Jewel of North India is ready to take everyone on an adventure trip to the exclusive horseback adventure across sumptuous palaces, mighty fortresses, arid lands, colourful markets an charming villages. The land of kings, Rajasthan is a land rich in history, traditions and legends.

The Gallops of India will be an initiatory experience on the autochthonous majestic Marwari horses with their magical incurved crescent moon shaped ears. The Gallops is a combination of a great ride, a passionate challenging race and a unique human and cultural experience. The entertaining journey of the Gallops is more than an equestrian adventure. A journey through the breath-taking natural landscapes, The gallops is an international luxury sporting and touristic event which gathers 100 horse riders from all over the world, of all ages (18-70), as many women as men from various equestrian riding backgrounds (polo, trails, jumping, dressage). The participants compete with the help of their loyal adventure companions, the Arabian thoroughbred, Barb-Arab and Marwari horses.
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The participants from the previous Gallops

“I travel not to go anywhere , but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

The gallops team has created a new and innovative equestrian concept, an orienteering and endurance horseback race, similar to a Paris-Dakar, organised in teams of 5 riders across 200km in 5 stages over 6 days. The horse riders have to rely upon their navigation skills by GPS to guide them through the endless landscapes. The Gallops riders come to share a once in a lifetime horseback adventure where solidarity, stamina, self-discipline, love for horses and respect for the local environment are some of the factors behind the race.

One of the biggest equestrian events in the world, Gallops is an adventure that is simultaneously sporty and touristic. The first two editions of the Gallops were a huge international success. The first edition of Gallops, which took place in the wonderful sand dunes of the Wahiba desert, Oman in 2014 saw 110 riders participating from 10 different nations in the race. The Gallops of Morocco was organised in February 2018 in the sandy deserts of Morocco. Under the patronage of Its Majesty the King Mohammed VI, the event was highly successful with a great number of foreigner teams from all 4 corners of the globe: Oman, Germany, Ireland, France, Slovakia and Malaysia.

To live this magical experience of the Gallops in India from March 2nd to 10th 2019, visit: Gallops of India