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Jerez Feria and Horse Fair

The Feria lights are lit at midnight on the first Saturday in May and the the closing ceremony on the following Saturday. Dates for 2025 : 17 - 24 May. Jerez holds its annual Feria in Gonzalez Hontoria Park. This is one of the most important events in the equestrian calendar of Andalucia. Jerez is home to some of the grandest families in the region, originally their wealth came from the production of fine wines and sherries cultivated in the fertile lands that surround the city. This wealth enabled the landowners to invest in impressive studs and bull-breeding farms that can be seen dotted around this beautiful old city.

What's Included:

  • 4 nights B&B hotel accommodation
  • Visit to the Royal Riding School
  • Bodega visit with wines and tapas tasting
  • Lesson or hack out on Andalucian horses.

Price: from £1095pp

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Sample Itinerary and prices – scroll down for more details

Jerez Feria 

"I just wanted to thank you for organising our trip to Jerez. We had the most amazing time at the Feria and the Royal Riding School gala, the sherry tour was very interesting too, but the highlight was the wonderful riding with Alfonso. It rated as one of the best experiences of my life and my daughter’s too. Such a beautiful estate, superb horses and an excellent host. A memorable experience. So glad we did the lesson and extra hack." 

Day One:

Arrive at Seville, Malaga or Jerez airport and make your way to your accommodation in the centre of Jerez. Equestrian Escapes has reserved a beautiful traditional Spainish hotel for this spectacular event. The hotel is located amongst the cobbled streets of the historic city centre within walking distance of ‘La Plaza del Caballo’, The Royal Riding School and Gonzalez Hontoria Park where the Feria is based. Jerez offers an endless choice of fine restaurants and tapas bars so you will never be short of somewhere to sit with a glass of wine in the cool of the evening.

Day Two:

After breakfast this morning you will be walking the short distance to The Royal Riding School of Jerez where you will be allocated your seats for the wonderful display: ‘How the Andalusian horses dance.’ The Royal Riding School is renowned throughout the World for their breath-taking exhibition and their painstaking training methods make this show a real delight as they perform intricate and demanding movements with effortless grace and control. This equestrian ballet is set to traditional Spanish music and demonstrates both styles of Spanish Riding, Doma Vaquera and Doma Clasica. If your dates include the evening of the Special Gala evening performance, which is usually the final show, we will upgrade you to this performance.

This afternoon you can enjoy a private lesson or a ride around the vineyards of Jerez on beautifully trained Andalucian horses. Choose between a  lesson on a wonderfully trained Andalusian horse (min of two at same riding level for a lesson) or a two hour ride around the private stud farm. We have horses suitable for all ages and abilities! Later relax and reflect on the experiences of the day with a glass of Jerez’s finest wine. This evening you will be heading to Gonzalez Hontoria Park where you will have your first taste of this colourful and spectacular celebration.

Day Three:

Today you will be free to enjoy the Feria. There is a huge programme of events that run throughout the day and late into the night. The lovely hotel staff will help you organise your Feria plans throughout your stay. You really can’t visit Andalucia without witnessing at first hand the passion of the Flamenco dance! The origin of this dance is still unknown, although it is generally believed to be a mixture of gypsy and Arabic dance. However, you can’t question the passion and fervour of the performers as they combine the acoustic guitar with singing, dancing and staccato hand clapping. Definitely a night to remember! This is something that can be arranged with your hotel.

Day Four:

La Yeguada de la Cartuja (The National Stud Farm) perform regulary throughout the Feria week. Each year they bring a selection of their finest breeding mares, stallions and young stock to the show. Here they are paraded with great pride and even the most hardened equestrian fan walks away with a lump in their throat! The history of this stud has ensured that the purest of bloodlines has been maintained in these exceptional examples of Spanish stock.

Day Five: 

This morning you will be free to visit one of Jerez’s many bodegas, take a horse drawn carriage ride through the town or you can simply relax in the central plaza and watch the world pass-by. The most famous bodega in town is Gonzales Byass Bodega, founded in 1835 and the birthplace of ‘Tio Pepe,’ which was first exported to Great Britain in 1844. Today, the impressive visitor centre sets you on a course of discovery as you learn to appreciate and savour the wonderful local wines.

Please note this itinerary is flexible and once you have booked your holiday we will make reservations for the riding, Royal Riding School and Bodega visits. The rest of the time you are free to visit the Feria whenever you please. Our hotel is family run and has been working with us for years - they will help you plan your visits to the events at the feria. 

Package prices start from £1095 per person based on two people in a basic twin or double room for a 4 nights stay, prices increase depending on type of room. Single traveller prices are available but they are around double as one person will be taking a room for two. Ask for prices for this package  for a single person staying in a double room on their own. If you are travelling alone and willing to share, please let us know.


17th - 21st May (4 nights) or 21st - 25th May (4 nights) or 17th - 24th May (7 nights) 

The seven night package includes:

  • 7 nights B&B hotel accommodation in shared twin
  • Royal Riding School Display and Gala Evening Display
  • Bodega visit with finest VOS sherries and brandies wines and art gallery (El Greco, Goya, Valazquez)
  • 2 x Lessons and hack out on Andalucian horses.

The four night package will be £1095 per person in shared twin and the seven night price will be £1995 per person in shared twin.

We also have 4 places only on our special ‘Ride in the Feria’ package which is the full 7 day itinerary but also includes a day riding in The Feria and the price of this will be £4995 per person in shared twin.

For those wanting their own double room to themselves there is an additional charge of £175 per night.

This spectacular event lasts for 8 days during which time you will be treated to the regions finest displays of carriage driving, show jumping, dressage and the more traditional Doma Vaquera competitions, to say nothing of the sampling of the best local wines! Jerez is one of the most prestigious ferias in Spain some of the world's leading horses and riders compete here; to win best of breed at Jerez feria is a great honour.

Jerez is the best and closest airport to fly into with only a very short taxi transfer. Ryan Air operate from Stansted to Jerez.

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How To Book

  • Flexible start/finish date
  • 4 - 14 night stay
  • 50% deposit to book
  • Final balance 12 weeks out
  • Fill in booking form below
  • Pay deposit via WorldPay.

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights
  • Additional rides
  • Single room supplement