‘Usi e costumi’ a roaring success.
Over 4 thousand visitors from all over the world were registered at the Fitetrec Ante Emilia Romagna stand at the international exhibition ‘Usi e costumi’ held in Ferrara. The level of interest from the public also means a new event dedicated to the ancient forms of equestrianism is now being programmed for January 2016.
To continue, the participation and enthusiasm from the public was without doubt one of the most positive aspects of the 2 day event ‘Usi e costumi’ (customs and traditions) which is dedicated to the ancient forms of equestrianism and reenactments. Ferrara, the host city for the event, is a UNESCO world heritage site and used the exhibition to also promote sustainable tourism, the history of equestrianism, heritage and Italian and international identities.
The Italian Equestrian Federation for Tourism (also known as Fitetrec) were on hand with the Emilia-Romagna regional committee to promote events at their stand over the next year which also includes several jousting competitions. Other members registered with Fitetrec were on hand too from Marche, Umbria, Tuscany, Lombardy, Piedmont, Trentino Alto Adige, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia to explain more to visitors about the historic discipline and combined it with lots of displays and entertainment.
Visitors could also see up close ancient horse harnesses along with other equestrian accessories from the Celtic-Roman era and Roman chariots thanks to Flavio Ancarani. The interest from the public means from 30-31 January a course is scheduled on ancient equestrian forms broken down into combat technique, how to create reenactments, the role of the horse and items relating to ancient accessories and more.
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