WHAT : Ribbon Horse Race
WHEN : Fuente De Piedra (Antequera)
DATE: 8th of September 2016
Fuentedepiedra, located in the western half of the region of Antequera, is especially known for its salt lake that houses the second largest breeding colony of pink flamingos in Europe.
In September, coinciding with the feast of its patron saint, they celebrate the “Ribbin Horse Race”, inspired by the fair and jousting tournaments. They go as galloping knights trying to enter the tip of the spear in one of the metal rings hanging tied by a ribbon.
Today the spears have been replaced by wooden pikes and the race is chaired by the “Manolas” girls from the village chosen for the occasion which also are responsible for the embroidery of the tapes used to hold the rings.
Tourist information: Town Hall, C / Ancha, 9 (29520). Phone: 952 735 016; Fax: 952 735 317
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