31st Feltre Horse Race
From 06 August 2010 to 08 August 2010
During the three day event the city takes on a completely different image whereby it returns to the Medieval time and strong emotions are enjoyed by those who participate in the celebrations. Streets are filled with antique markets, costumed performers, dames and knights, magistrates, pageboys and deacons, acrobats and jesters, fire eaters and puppeteers so that the perfect ambience is created for the ensuing competitions amongst the citys four quarters, namely, Portoria, Santo Stefano, Castello and Duomo. They challenge each other on the four disciplines of archery, tug-of-war, relay race and horse racing.
In the 2010 edition the horse race is proceeded by a series of introductory events: Saturday July 31st will see the opening of the exhibition dedicated to the artist who will design the drape for the winning team, on Tuesday August 3rd a concert will be held at Casa Muffoni and on Wednesday 4th August the Evening of the Quarters will be celebrated. All this represents the eve of the faire, as the official start of the horse competition is marked by the traditional dinner of the citys quarters (on Friday August 6th).
On Saturday 7th, after the ceremony of the handover of the keys in Piazza Maggiore, the first two races will take place, followed on Sunday by the historic parade and the final challenge, centred on the horse race in Pr del Moro at 17:30. Not to be missed is also the ceremony taking place at mid morning, after the religious celebrations, when riders and their horses receive a blessing in the churchyard of the cathedral.
Period: From 06 August 2010 to 08 August 2010
Event location: Feltre (BL)
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