Saturday, June 4, 2011

La Papara

Are you thinking that I visited Wild West of America? No)
This is "La Papara" - competition where horsemen from all parts of Puglia take part for winning the "head" of papara. La papara is a little balloon with water. The goal of horseman is at full tilt bring down it. For do this men should be able to perfectly ride a horse and have a coordination. It's important not only to bring down the balloon but return to start the shortest time. This year in La Papara took part 9 horsemen.

This man was my favorite because hi perfectly rided a horse and seemed organic whole with horse. Hi had the most beautiful horse I ever seen:

I thinked that he will win and he had the best time till the last boy. But this last boy took 4th place in European competition of Barrel Riding. His time was better for only 0.13 sec!

I made this photo in excactly moment when he break down the balloon)

5 коммент.:

Natalka Pavlysh said...

interesting competition! I wish I was there!

SocksAndMittens said...

Sounds like an interesting place to be, great post!

Happybee said...


Arctida said...

Sounds like you've had a wonderful time there! Great picture btw :)

IrinaN said...

Nice!-) Seems like you had a lot of fun :)


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