Paardenmarkt van Vianen - Vianen, NL
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N 51° 59.706 E 005° 05.528
31U E 643634 N 5762560
Quick Description: On a yearly basis the town of Vianen celebrates the horsetrading history which it has had since the 13th century. The event is a multiple day event with horseriding, traditional horse games (ringsteken and other competitions), fair, food and music.
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Date Posted: 1/21/2022 7:13:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM15MC7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
"The Paardenmarkt in Vianen is a immaterieel national heritage (Cultural expressions that are experienced by heritage communities as heritage and give them a sense of identity and continuity. This intangible heritage is constantly being reshaped in connection with social changes and in interaction with the social environment and passed on from generation to generation.)"
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About the event (according to the immaterieel erfgoed website)
"The Paardenmarkt in Vianen is part of the many festivities that are organized annually on and around the Wednesday prior to the second Thursday in October. The day before the Paardenmarkt, a large lantern procession is held, accompanied by music bands and ending at the funfair, which lasts until Saturday.

On the day of the Paardenmarkt itself, a large commodity market is held with a craft market and competitions for stand workers. Horse inspections take place in the morning program of the Paardenmarkt, in which the jury assesses the horses supplied and awards prizes. The Day Champion is ultimately chosen from the prize winners of each category. The owner will receive a bronze horse as a challenge trophy from the jury and the Zilveren Sporen from the municipality. A horse show concludes the morning program. In the afternoon the ring jousts are held, where the participants are dressed according to the theme of that year. After the ring stitch, folk games such as mast climbing and cake-beating and another horse show follow.

For the children there is a Kinderplein all day long with a mini-ring pitch, various games and a petting zoo. The inhabitants of Vianen eat pea soup and oliebollen that evening, part of the tradition. The fair days are closed with fireworks on Saturday evening."
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For more information about the next Paardenmarkt (2022) please check this site: (visit link)

About the statue:
The statue of the horse is a remembrance of the horsemarket. The sign reads:

Brons paard, gemaakt door Pieter d'Hondt.
Geschonken door Stichting Beheerfonds
Boazbank. Het paard is een verwijzing
naar de Paardenmarkt die als sinds 1271
in Vianen wordt gehouden.


Bronze horse, made by Pieter d'Hondt.
Donated by Stichting Beheerfonds
Boazbank. The horse is a reference
to the Paardenmarkt which has been held
since 1271 in Vianen.
Dates of reenactment: From: 10/12/2022 To: 10/16/2022

What the reenactment is related to: Event

Cost to attend reenactment: 0

Additional parking coordinates (if necessary): N 51° 59.455 E 005° 05.628

Cost for parking: free

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Cost for participants: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

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