Haflinger horse race
This traditional horse race takes place every year on Easter Monday and represents the opening of the race season.
Every year on Easter Monday there is the starting shoot for the famous horse race with the so called “Haflinger” or “Avelengo” horses, a horse breed originating from a village in the surroundings. This competition takes place in the hippodrome of Maia Bassa. It is a must-see for those who love horse races and it also represents the inauguration of the race season.
Protagonists are of course the worldwide famous horses, named after the mountain village Avelengo close to Merano. Already the day before the race visitors can watch the horse parade across the village, which is accompanied by music groups and carriages.
And also in between the single courses there is much to see and discover. The fringe programme includes activities such as rodeo riding and snapping and also culinary delights are on the agenda.
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