A Saudi woman rides a horse during the Souq Okaz Festival in the Saudi city of Taif on August 7, 2019. (Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Women Participate in Souq Okaz Festival

For the first time, women were allowed to participate in Saudi Arabia’s annual Souq Okaz Festival. The women – elite equestrians from various Arab countries – took part in an event called “Forsan Okaz” (Knights of Okaz), during which they rode horses alongside men. The 13th edition of the event runs until the end of August.

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