domingo, mayo 31, 2020

‘Entrada de Toros y Caballos’ of Segorbe 2017

The festivity par excellence of Segorbe is the spectacular ‘Entrada de Toros y Caballos’, declared in 1985 Tourist Interest Festivity, and given its importance and notoriety, 20 years later, in 2005 was declared International Tourist Interest Festivity and in February 2011 was declared Intangible Cultural Interest Asset, a unique show that can be enjoyed in the second week of September, from Monday to Sunday, and at two o’clock in the afternoon, 13 riders on horseback and provided with a fine rod of brass, guide 6 bulls for the middle of Colon Street in the city of Segorbe, at full speed, among a multitude that synchronizes a wave movement similar to that of a bank of fish, creating a space impossible, as a mirage, of barely a few tenths of a second, and which allows once again to appear the magic of a unique show in the world.

The first written reference on the ‘Entrada de Toros y Caballos’ of Segorbe dates from 1386, not making any reference in it to that initiated in that year nor to the antiquity of the same one. What we do know is that at that time there was only one bull, which was financed by the butchers of the city, taking the Muslim and Christian butchers for it.

The first references to the festivity are located in the 14th century and it is usual to take the bulls to the square, for their later fight, from the corrals located in the river, to more than a kilometer of the town. The exceptionality of the celebration is granted by the help of horses to guide the bulls and the absence of barriers to contain the animals by turning the public into a real wall that prevents their escape. This makes the minute that the animals take to cross the distance between the tower of the Botxí and the square is of a great plastic beauty not exempt of certain danger.

During the festivity there are different acts like, ‘Subida del Rialé’, ‘La Tria’, ‘La Reunión’,’La Carrera’ y ‘El Desfile’.