Roland riding

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The Roland riding is the ring riding a similar equestrian in which a human-like wooden figure (North German: Roland ), or its wooden sign has to be made. The figure begins to turn when hit, an additional challenge is to avoid being hit by the ash bag on the figure's other “arm”. It used to be widespread in large parts of northern Germany, but is now practiced almost exclusively in the Dithmarschen district .

Originally an exercise that was never part of a tournament, the exercise, like ring stitching, was later adapted to peasant tournaments to ridicule the nobility. Gradually, however, it is developing into a serious competitive sport and is now a component of numerous modern knight tournaments. In many other countries there are similar competitions derived from Quintana riding.

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  1. Roland riding , Schleswig-Holstein