Five horses and a mule have died this year in a pilgrimage in El Rocío that still has almost a week to go, the time it will take the last brotherhoods of the 127 that have made the pilgrimage this year to reach their places of origin.
The goalkeeper of Paris Saint Germain, Sergio Rico, seriously injured when he fell from a horse in El Rocío
Emergencies 112 Andalusia has announced this Monday that the veterinary service of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development “has notified that the number of dead equines so far amounts to six.” A figure that already exceeds five in 2022, although to last year’s figures we must add an ox from a brotherhood that died in the village.
As data, until this Sunday there were only two deaths, so that in 24 hours four have fallen. Until yesterday at 6:15 p.m., when a dead mule was picked up, it was only one.
In the same way, last Thursday it was reported that “in the Village, the veterinary service has also been activated for a dead horse in Camino de Moguer, at 6:40 p.m.”. In this case, it was the first death of a horse this year in the arrival of the brotherhoods to the Almonte village.
Six deaths in 2022
The 2022 pilgrimage ended with five dead horses and one ox, although the data was provided when all the brotherhoods had not yet returned. Once the bulk of the plan is deactivated, general information on the whole of the rociero road is no longer offered.