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Knightly tournaments of Oswald von Wolkenstein Ride

Seis am Schlern, Bolzano, Italy

In the holiday region Alpe di Siusi, horsemen galloping into legend. This weekend from 30 May to 1 June 2014, the knightly tournaments Cavalcade of Oswald von Wolkenstein, in the Dolomites (Seiser Alm / Südtirol).

A plunge into the atmosphere of chivalry, including banners and flags, poles and stakes in the wind fearless knights ready to compete on the backs of their horses in evidence daring. It is an engaging mix of traditio one medieval folklore and equestrian sport the Ride Oswald von Wolkenstein, dedicated to the famous singer and poet of the fourteenth or fifteenth century, in a journey that retraces his steps to the legendary life in the enchanting setting of the holiday region Alpe Alm. Among the Dolomites (UNESCO World Heritage), from 30 May to 1 June 2014, back to the big event at the foot of the plateau.

A challenge between the shouts of the crowd, 36 teams of horsemen in traditional dress who destreggeranno in 4 tournaments to the limits of the possible. It begins with the "Passing of the Rings" (the members of each team must pass the rod between 3 rings hanging at different intervals, galloping), and then plunge into the "maze" of Seis, the Matzlbödele (the knights wield along the rod, up to unravel a labyrinthine path into the fortress), groped the third test: "Gallop obstacles" around the pond Fié (each participant takes a ball and deposited on a slide, and then resume the flight , there is also a gate that riders must pass riding backwards) and end with the "Switching the doors" (galloping zigzag between poles) that takes place in the ancient manor of Castel Prösels. It is here that goes on stage at the solemn ceremony, which sees the delivery scope Banner of minstrel. Each test, of course, must be implemented in the shortest possible time demonstrating dexterity and speed.
The qualifiers will be there May 17, however the last date for registration is April 20. The spectators waiting for a weekend in a time of legend.

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from 30 May to 1 June 2014





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