World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Corrida de sortija

Article Id: WHEBN0032239668
Reproduction Date:

Title: Corrida de sortija  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Doma menorquina, Sport in Uruguay, Sport in Argentina, List of equestrian sports, Equestrian Sports
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Corrida de sortija

Corrida de la Sortija at the Feria de Mataderos in Buenos Aires
Corrida de sortijas, oil on canvas by the Uruguayan painter Horacio Espondaburu (1855-1902), now in the Museo Histórico Nacional of Montevideo

The corrida de sortija is a traditional gaucho sport of the Rio de la Plata area of South America. This tradition is live in the town festival of Sant Joan, in the Spanish island of Menorca and in the Italian island of Sardinia (Italy)in the village of Oristano

Festival of Sant Joan. Ciutadella de Menorca

It was described by Hutchinson in 1868:[1]

"La Sortija" (the ring) is now-a-days the most frequent Gaucho sport, to be seen in Carnival and other festal times. It is played as follows. In the principal Plaza of the chief towns, and at about 5 pm, you will see placed in the centre of the main street, or principal Plaza, two upright wooden posts about ten feet high, crossed by a beam ... In the middle of this cross-beam, and underneath[,] is loosely suspended a small ring, not larger than a wedding-ring. A Gaucho, galloping at the fastest beneath this, is to bear off the ring on a bit of twig, about the calibre of an ordinary pencil, or the handle of a steel pen. Numberless are the failures, for knocking off, without retaining it on the stick, is not sufficient. But many, of course, are the successes, each of which is greeted by a "Viva!" "Viva!"
—Thomas Hutchinson, The Paraná: with incidents of the Paraguayan war, and South American recollections, from 1861-1868 E. Stanford 1868

References

  1. ^ Hutchinson, Thomas (1868). The Paraná: with incidents of the Paraguayan war, and South American recollections, from 1861-1868. London: E. Stanford. 


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.