Barban, a hamlet of rich and important history, became famous for the cavalry manifestation „The Race of the Ring“. To discover the charm and the beauty of that ancient cavalry game means to study deep into history and reach as far as the year 1696, in which the most ancient entry about the Race is preserved Ottavio Quellis was celebrated as the first winner.

After 1703 written traces of the cavalry competitions in Barban were lost. Barban restored „The Race of the Ring“ in 1976. From that time the Race takes place every year the third weekend in August. Besides keeping the traditional culture, the Race became a real attraction, encompassing cavalry and sports spirit.

The competitors-Barban knights-in the three races and in less than 12 seconds, must „overcome“ a track long 150 meters and hit the ring with their lance. The ring consists of two concentric circles connected to form four sections.

The hit in the centre give three points, above the centre two, under the centre one and on sides half point. The rider, who scored the most points in three races, will be victorious competitor.

  •  Barban, gradić bogate i važne povijesti, postao je poznat zbog konjičke manifestacije „Trka na prstenac“. Kako bismo mogli otkriti šarm i ljepotu stare konjičke igre, potrebno je potražiti njen povijesni začetak-najstariji sačuvani zapis o Trci iz 1696. godine kad je slavodobitnik Trke bio Ottavio Quellis. Nakon 1703. godine gubi se pisani trag konjičkih natjecanja u Barbanu. Barban je obnovio Trku na prstenac 1976. Od te godine Trka na prstenac održava se svake godine, treći vikend u kolovozu. Trka je, osim načina očuvanja tradicije i kulture, postala i prava atrakcija koja objedinjuje konjaništvo i sportski duh. Natjecatelji-barbanski vitezovi-moraju u tri trke i manje od 12 sekundi svladati stazu dugu 150 m i pogoditi prstenac kopljem. Prstenac se sastoji od dva koncentrična kruga, povezana na način da se između njih stvore četiri polja. Pogodak u sridu (sredinu prstenca) nosi 3 punta (boda), pogodak u polje iznad sredine nosi dva, ispod sredine jedan, a u bočna polja po pola boda. Jahač koji u 3 trke osvoji najviše punata postaje slavodobitnik Trke.

    Defile

    The parade of all competitors before the race.

    In this way, the audience meets with horsemen.

  • Trka na Prstenac

    The hit in the centre

    In this photo we see a horseman who
    riding on his horse as fast as possible
    and hit the center on the ring

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