July 26, 2012Los Ticos - Culture 5 Comments Tope de Nicoya- 25 julio Tope de la Anexion = Guanacaste Days. Celebrates the day when, In 1812, Nicoya Peninsula left Nicaragua to join Costa Rica. It’s a horse parade. It’s a party. It’s a family affair. The horses were beautiful, strong and well groomed. Like their riders. Dancing horses. It’s a friendly, relaxed parade. Over 100 horses. The afternoon starts in the cantina, where old friends meet over a beer. When all the beer is gone, the parade can start. But, just in case . . . . A small band serenaded from the back of a truck. Several “dedicados” wore red sashes. Some of the horses were nervous. Not used to being in town. These are real working horses. And real working cowboys. A couple of “teams” sported matching shirts with ranch logos. Big horse, little cowboy. These boots are made for dancing (later in the cantina.) Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Thanks for the kind words, you two.
Great coverage Lavae! I’m “sharing” on FB, especially for my 18 year old niece Ashley who owns a horse & excercises racehorses & has been at the Del Mar Race Track the last few days. She will really appreciate how beautiful & well trained these horses are. Anyone can see they are absolutely gorgeous. Look’s like it was a lot of fun. Did you catch Laura Chinchilla’s talk in the park? Your blog is the next best thing to being there! Muchas Gracias! Louise
The kids were so cute!