Often people tend to think that the Moroccan fantasia is an event put on for tourists. Not so. Photographer Gérard Chemit was at today's event in Fez and sent us these photographs.
A fantasia is held annually in most towns and villages to show off the prowess of teams of riders and animals, and it's competitive. First the tents are pitched where riders rest between events. Horses are bedecked with embroidered saddles and bridles. The teams of men (and often women, too) dress up in special clothes.
Each team lines up at the start, and sets off at the gallop. Twirling the musket is a special trick.
Don't miss the opportunity to watch a real fantasia - not just the ones put on for tourists. The horses are beautiful, the artistry and riding a wonder, and the whole event very exciting.
With thanks to Gerard Chemit for the photos.