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The Autumn Festival of Jerez will envelop the World Equestrian Games 2002

From the 6th to the 24th september, wine and flamenco combine with horses in special way owing to the World Equestrian Games Jerez 2002

PRESS RELEASE (August 2002, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain).- Jerez Autumn Festival forms a cycle of festive activities which gather those features which have projected the image of Jerez internationally. During those days the city becomes the centre of the festival. Its streets and squares are full of people from Jerez and visitors who walk through the old town wishing to enjoy the diverse leisure activities that have been prepared for this occasion.

The elements which make up this festival are part of our millenary tradition. The new must which announces the birth of the wine after a rigorous summer, the horse, companion of fatigue and entertainment, especially the Carthusian horse which constitutes one of the most emblematic protagonists of Jerez, and flamenco, deep expression of a lineage to which all the people of Jerez belong.

This Festival in its eleventh year presents a special event as Jerez will host the World Equestrian Games 2002. This event represents the award and recognition to a city which has maintained, preserved and promoted this noble animal from time immemorial.

Jerez and the Wine: Ritual

The sherry wine, which is several thousand years old, is one of the few wines which has succeded in resisting the passage of time. Any of its different types represent a sign of distinction, warm reception and quality.

Jerez and the Horses: Art

The horses of Jerez have always enjoyed a well deserved national and international prestige. From time immemorial Jerez has devoted itself to the breeding and reproduction of these animals and it would be difficult to understand a celebration in this city without the participation of its horses.

Jerez and Flamenco: Soul

Flamenco, which constitutes a unique expression of feelings, will be continuously present in this festival, with its dancing and singing, typical of the birth place of black sounds. Flamenco performances will comfort our souls at the same time as the magic of Jerez will spread all over the city.

Enjoying Jerez

During the Autumn Festival Jerez constitutes an immense fairground where numerous activities are held. Culture, entertainment, shows and music will make up the cycle of activities which will favour the ability that Jerez has to enjoy any of its numerous events.


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