Rait de San Linert dles valades ladines
St. Leonhard horse ride of the Ladin valleys and South Tyrol
At the beginning of November Alta Badia offers you a unique opportunity to admire the awesome autumn landscape of the Dolomites and to immerse yourself in a world rich in traditions.
Join us for the parade of horses and costumes in honour of Saint Leonhard, patron saint of horses and knights, and you will get to get to know Alta Badia even better.
Also this year, as usual, the Saint Leonhard‘s Sunday begins with the solemn Holy Mass, celebrated in the parish church of San Leonardo/Saint Leonhard. At 10.45am then the parade starts from Pedraces and following the public road it reaches San Leonardo village centre.
The parade will be opened by the cart of the patron saint followed by horses of the Haflinger and Noriker horses, traditional costumes, festively decorated carts and musical bands. The party continues in the event hall and in the tent with local gastronomic specialties and with the "törggelen", an ancient South Tyrolean tradition that takes place from October to and where locals and guests taste and enjoy traditional harvested products, especially wine and chestnuts.
Among the events not to be missed for horse lovers, the horse show with two teams from one of the most famous South Tyrolean tournament, the "Oswald von Wolkenstein" tournament with a first run at 12.30 pm and the final scheduled for 2 pm.
Not to be missed:
9 am - Solemn Mass in the parish church of San Leonardo
10.45 am - Saint Leonhard parade from the industrial area of Pedraces to San Leonardo
12.30 pm - First run of the “Oswald von Wolkenstein” ride show
2 pm - Final of the “Oswald von Wolkenstein” ride show
Local spcialities, drinks and music in the event hall and in the marquee