Race of satin
Arles - Manade galley - Provençal Tradition - Dates and program to be confirmed - Free
Since 1529, the Satin race takes place. This type of racing is part of the old funds of ritual ceremonies that ancient civilizations have bequeathed to Christianity. Originally, it was Saturday, eve of Pentecost and large fair day, had in Arles, horse racing. The price was then a green silk with silver fringes scarf. In countries of Arles, these races without bet and just for the honour, were always very appreciated public. It is true that here the horse breeding date back to Celtic times and today, Arles and its delta are still a land farmed and major equestrian practice.The events of the day competition Sunday at 'old' so that it was practiced historically, the herdsmen have "courseger" (continue in guiding), the bull, the fall and catch him, under penalty of disqualification, between two grooves or lines materialized by the ol, before the jury where personalities from the world of the chaval and the bovino. 10 of teams will compete in this competition.Contest of maneuverability test particularly spectacular by equestrian knowledge of our riders and the speed of their horses. Open to all riders.The taiolo race this race is open to riders of all regions and horses of all breeds. The winner receives a red "taiolo".Race satin exclusively reserved for race horses Camarguaise with paper, it is run at cru (without seat). The winner will be awarded "the satin scarf" embroidered gold with a replica is on display at the Museon Arlaten.It will keep for a year. She will become its property only after three consecutive wins.Race little blan reserved bred Camargue horses with papers, it is run with or without saddle.
No admission charge
Information provided by OT Arles
Mas la Galère
OrganiserFestiv'Arles / Committee of the "feasts of Arles"
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