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SHOT AND DRAG IN ALCASSER CONTEST
  • 21
  • August
  • 2015
ALCÁCER

SHOT AND DRAG IN ALCASSER CONTEST

ALCÁCER

TIMETABLE OF CELEBRATIONS:

21, 22, 23 AUGUST OF 2014

WHERE TO EAT:

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WHERE TO SLEEP:

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TO DO:

VISIT THE ORCHARD OF VALENCIA; NATURAL AREA FORMED FROM CENTURIES OF HISTORICAL TRADITION, DOMINATED BY THE CULTIVATION OF THE ORANGE.

Tags: AGRICULTURE, ALCÁCER, ALCASSER, ANIMALS, DRAG, Horses, COMMUNITY, REGION, SHOOTING, VALENCIA

Try native Valencian in the festivals of Alcasser which has a good number of followers not only local, but almost all of the regions of the geography of the Valencian Community.

This competition, which measures the skill and strength of the horses, It consists of travel a dirt with a loaded weight of trolley track and in which they have to make one or more stops and starts depending on the mode. The RapPort of man and horse is fundamental to the success of the test.

It is known that this purely Valencian tradition, emerged in the years 40 of the last century and already in the years 50 held competitions in Alcasser, specifically in the field of soccer of the Alter where participating local chivalry and neighbouring villages.

Alcàsser is a predominantly agricultural village, There has always been a close relationship between man and horse. In the first shot and drag Championships came men's field, farmers and retirees, older who worked the fields with your mare. In those years, transport was done with cars and traction animals mainly. Agricultural products were transported by these animals.

But with time, This means of transport has been decreasing until its virtual disappearance, with the exception of some services that exist for its tourist character. Now they are the children and grandchildren of those farmers, trades people, students, entrepreneurs,… those who come to witness the competitions. Contact with this competition as ours evokes those days of celebration in which many neighbors went with truck to cook the paella in non-irrigated fields, Olivares, carob... Attending shot and drag us indirectly get in touch with the agricultural culture that is extinguished. The children and grandchildren of those people come to shot and drag to keep its roots. It is a way of showing the elderly that many of their values remain still.

The horses involved in the contests must have its corresponding Federal primer, they have an accurate and complete power and, Thanks to this sport, they have one alternative to ensure their future.

The organizers of the competition are the Penya El Cavall, the Penya Els Dimoniets and the city of Alcasser. The days of shooting and drag are part of the events planned in the festivals in honor of the most Holy Christ of faith and are held from Thursday to Saturday the week after the feast of the Virgin of Asunción (15 August), with a massive participation and the best level.

SHOT AND DRAG IN ALCASSER CONTEST

ALCÁCER

TIMETABLE OF CELEBRATIONS:

21, 22, 23 AUGUST OF 2014

WHERE TO EAT:

-

WHERE TO SLEEP:

-

TO DO:

VISIT THE ORCHARD OF VALENCIA; NATURAL AREA FORMED FROM CENTURIES OF HISTORICAL TRADITION, DOMINATED BY THE CULTIVATION OF THE ORANGE.

Tags: AGRICULTURE, ALCÁCER, ALCASSER, ANIMALS, DRAG, Horses, COMMUNITY, REGION, SHOOTING, VALENCIA

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