Sicily will attend the trade fair once again this year. A large, upgraded space hosting: an "institutional" area, an "exhibition" area (dedicated to traditional Sicilian waggons and military saddles, with harnessings typical of the Sicilian tradition), a "tasting" area (promoting culinary excellence and tourist itineraries in Sicily) and a museum set-up - "Horses in the history of art, culture and traditions of Sicily" - displaying the V century B.C. terracotta horse's head from the Gela Archaeological Museum.
"We will be at the 121st Fieracavalli," said the President of the Sicily Region, Nello Musumeci, "once again this year. Our goal is to promote an equestrian world currently boasting hundreds of companies active in the sector throughout Sicily. This project seeks to strengthen an aspect of tourism in Sicily, as well as protect and conserve animal biodiversity." The island's animal heritage will be represented by four native horse breeds: thoroughbred Orientale and Sanfratellano horses and Panteschi and Ragusano donkeys.
Attendance by the Sicilian Region in Verona will also be enhanced by a series of exhibitions scheduled in Hall 10.
Fieracavalli will also be an opportunity to present and promote the second edition of the Mediterranean Horse Fair organised at Tenuta di Ambelia, Militello Val di Catania 15-17 May 2020. A major event of international scope which this year attracted more than 30,000 visitors over three days, with displays involving 327 horses highlighting 13 different breeds, as well as donkeys and mules. Fieracavalli will also be the occasion for signing a Memorandum of Understanding - between the Institute for Equestrian Development in Sicily and Veronafiere - to launch collaboration between Verona and Ambelia to promote the equestrian sector and the entire sector around it, as well as to valorise local areas and promote tourism.