Tbourida by Jeff Merrill

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Jeff Merrill



81.28 x 121.92 cm | 32 x 48 in

Oil on canvas

  • Honorable Mention / Animals

Tbourida or Fantasia is a Moroccan cultural horse festival that celebrates horsmanship and is regarded as a form of martial art. A goup of riders gallop in a tight formation at full speed in an even line. They perform specific synchonized manuevers with their powder guns as they charge forward, and on the signal of the leader they discharge their guns in unison before abruptly halting.