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Ride of the Kings will kickstart the FOR HORSE Fair

Who can become the so-called "pentecost king"? Why is the king dressed in women clothes, his face covered ribbons and has a rose in his mouth? What purpose has his retinue? Where does this tradition originates? These questions and many more will be answered during this years' FOR HORSE Fair, where this traditional folk custom exclusively presented to the public by Kunovice banderium.

Visitors can look forward to a specific dress of the horses, which is tied to this tradition, and which differs by the location of the ride of the kings and by the position in the banderium. This ornamentation is composed by a large number of paper roses, fringes, ribbons, bows, hearts and coins. Their creation takes a lot of time and handy women hands. Separate decorations are then weaved into horse tails and manes, their bridles and halters, or they are intertwined in large portions, which are fasten on a turkish scarf and cover the hips and the entire back of the horse. Part of the decorations of each horse in banderium is also a large ribbon heart, which horse carries on its breast. 

Kunovice banderium will present this old moravian slovakian custom in which apart from the king himself, you will see bannercarrier, crier - collector in traditional dress from Kunovice in saddles of Czech-Moravian Belgian horses. Part of the banderium will also be a two-horse carrige of breeding stallions of Czech-Moravian Belgian breed from Zemský hřebčín Tlumačov (Czech stud farm Tlumačov) - Amazon and Santys - which will have the honor of carrying the king and his parents.

The task of the criers is to reach out by rhyming to anyone that banderium visits and ask them for a gift for the king and his retinue. For every gift, there is thanks to every inhabitant of the house and usually a wish of all good to them.

Ride of the kings is such a unique regional tradition that it in November 2011 it was added on the list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. 

The Ride of the Kings is without a doubt one of the few beautiful traditions that are hidden under a veil of mystery and secrets. No one can undoubtedly say why the ritual of initiation of boys into men actually begun, it is important however for it to be perserved in authentic form for future generations. Under normal circumstances, the Ride of the kings could only be observed in a handful of towns and villages in Moravian Slovakia and Haná. Now, you have the opportunity to get to know this ancient traidition either alive or in Prague during the Night Horse Show or through the photo exhibition of Mr. Ing. Dalibor Gregor, which will too be a part of the Fair. Kunovice banderium is looking forward to meeting you.

26.03.2019 15:29:47 More  

Daily program in the HORSE ARENA

We are preparing a rich accompanying program for you for every day of the Fair in the Horse Arena in Hall 5, where you can comfortably sit on the grandstands.

Day by day timetable can be found in the "Accompanying program" section on the left sidebar.

Examples from the program:

 

  • Horse polo performace
  • Donkies - breed utilitization 
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  • ZH Písek a ZH Tlumačov – cold blooded stallions examples - squaredance
  • Petra Zemanová and Diablo - freeriding
  • Paravaulting - Česká hiporehabilitační společnost (Czech Hipporehabilitation Society)
  • Minihorse - jumping
  • Silesian Noriker Mares display - Farma Klokočov (Klokočov Farm)
  • Haraldos Stunt Brothers - trick riding
  • Veronika Živnová, Pura Raza Espanola - 
  • ZH Tlumačov - horse carriage with Moravian Belgians
  • Stáj u Sepíka (Stables at Sepík) - welshpony and their usage
  • Pony Farma (Pony Farm) - haflingers and irish cobs square dancing
  • Shetland pony - using the breed throughout the history
  • Fjordi Stará Paka (Fjord horses Stará Paka) - pushball
  • NOVUS ORIGO - frisian horses performance
  • J. Benářová Smíšková - riding welshponies with kids, natural communication
  • J. Podzemská - Minihorse in a harness
  • David Provazník - examples of western speed competitions
  • Ranč Sokolí hnízdo - DOM VAQUERA
  • Haraldos Stunt Brothers - knight jousting
  • Prague Municipal Police - terrain work 
26.03.2019 08:52:59 More  

Donkey braying at FOR HORSE Fair!

All donkey breeds use the same "language" when communicating. Their characteristic braying is accompanied by additional hoarsing sounds and sighs and the volume and intensity can startle and even scare the unaquainted, especially when a "solo" performance is joined by more donkey "singers" and the whole chorus sing together.

The numerous and varied collection of donkies of differend breeds will be very attractive especially for children visitors of FOR HORSe, who knows this animal mostly just through fairy tales and movies. Now, they will be able to see with their own eyes the representatives of the largest and the smallest of the breeds. A premier will be the showcase of the smallest donkey breed in the world - miniature Mediterranean donkey - a year old jack called EROS, born on Llama farm in Malá velen, whose "KVH" (Absolute hight) will not exceed 91,44cm. Original home of miniature donkies were the islands of Sardinia and Sicily, but they are nearly gone at those locations. The 1930's saw a massive export of the miniature donkies to the USA, where this breed became popular and nowadays hosted the strongest breeds in the miniature donkies population in the world.

 

 

One of the first american breeders had described the temperament of these small beauties like this: "A miniature donkey is as gentle as a newfoundland dog, as peaceful as a cow, as persistent as a mule, as brave as a tiger and only a slightly less intelligent than a man." Visitors of the Fair can make sure these words speak true. Not only Eros the jack, but a ten-memebers collection of donkies, who were prepared for the Fair by the members of the Donkey Specialist Association, will be presented to the viewers during daily accompanying program and the breeder section, as well as the presentation of their use. Looking forward to meeting the children are: Aladin, Coba de Ezel, Merel, Pepíček, Severka, Mikuláš, Barro, Eros, Amigo a Bobík.

 

21.03.2019 11:31:40 More  

In the rythm of fiery Flamenco

Flamenco is a stable part of the iberian culture, as well as Spanish horses. One cannot be without the other. It is no coincidence that the rythm of flamenco perfectly resonates with a rythm of a good step and gallop of a Spanish horse. Thankfully to the company ASALTEE, visitors to the FOR HORSE Fair can enjoy this unique experience during a joint show by a well-known flamenco dancer Denisa de Gregori, who lately portraited the role of Carmen in Slovakian National theater, and four horses of the Pura Raza Espanola breed, ridden by Veronika Živnová, Eliška Šmedková, Pavla Sokolová and Jiří Sokol. Together, they will interpret the beautiful ambiance of typical Spanish celebration, where women and girls, dressed in colorful dresses with wide flare skirts and with flowers in their hair, dance in the streets and with their joy from life and spontaneity are able to enchant and charm every viewer. We belive that the same experience will grasp our visitors of Fair.

21.03.2019 10:56:37 More  

Pro Rodeo Czech Association

Pro Rodeo Czech Association (PRCzA) is a registered association organizing rodeo competitions of the highest quality with the emphasis on Animal Welfare. The collection of cattle-ranching, roping and racing disciplines and ruleset follows the american association and a traditions of rodeo. Since 2009 the PRCzA organizes a yearly racing series ProRodeo Tour, which crowns both ProRodeo Champion and the National Champion and which provides the opportunity to participate in a high-quality rodeo events for advanced riders, but also both beginners and juniors. 

More information about the Association including the calendar of events can be found on www.prorodeo.cz or on our Facebook page ProRodeo.cz. The representatives of the PRCzA are looking forward to meeting any supporters, new or existing riders and fans of rodeo at FOR HORSE Fair on 6th - 7th of April at the Animal Centra, spol. s r.o. stand - a common stand of WEST4US.CZ and FARMAN.CZ in Hall 5, section B. On Saturday the 6th of April, there will be a small show from Association in the Accompanying programm.

 

14.03.2019 10:11:39 More  

Hana Vašáryová and Filipa at FOR HORSE SHOW

Leading Czech dressage rider Hana Vašáryová will perform with her awsome ten-years-old hare Filipa at the NIGHT HORSE SHOW. Hana Vašáryová had won the Czech Championship three times, the Czech Dressage Cup three timers had became the Rider of the Year thrice and became the overall winner of the Pavo Riding Cup.

06.03.2019 09:07:58 More  

Medieval Jousting on FOR HORSE!

Accompanying program of FOR HORSE will present knight jousting and shows of falling from horses by Haraldos Stunt Brothers.

 

 

05.03.2019 10:45:35 More  

Quality equestrian supplies from Addi brothers

Addi brothers industries are specialists in leather and equestrian accessories. We are professional manufacturers and exporters of leather hats, leather caps, horse bits, stirrups, farrier tools, rider gloves, chaps and western clothing. Our quality is outstanding and we are confident enough to know we can satisfy our customers. We strive to give our customers the best quality and the highest standard of leather products on the market, being the manufacturers, we can assure this to our customers. Our promise is to meet every customer demand and provide you with a pleasant experience.

05.03.2019 10:27:22 More  

Western by David Provazník

Western riding presented by David Provazník with his horse Star Go To Impress, who is headstrong but always good and calm companion that loves his master.

David is a multiple winner of Stake race and Key hole race on European Championship Appaloosa 2017 and 2018.

27.02.2019 09:45:38 More  

Para-vaulting at FOR HORSE SHOW

Equestrian para-vaulting, acrobatics on horseback, is in essentials identical with vaulting but it is specially modified for people with health or mental handicap. Para-vaulter performes gymnastics on a bareback horse, either alone, in couples or in groups.

In para-vaulting performances of the Czech hipporehabilitation society (Česká hiporehabilitační společnost) you will see the cold-blooded horses in a ring. The cold-bloods may not as appealing, but they are gentle, patient and helpful, especially toward children. Their step is distinct but comfortable, their wide enough back gives the feeling of comfort and safety. 

 

 

 

07.02.2019 13:09:14 More  



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