Tilting of the rings in Lysabild

Parade and competition on Saturday.

In 1821, Duke Christian August II decided that he would like to be entertained in Augustenborg on Als by a display of tilting-at-the-ring, and the sport still continues.

Festivities always begin with a parade through the streets of town with marching bands and the participating riders and mounts. Most competitions are held on Sundays but, in Sønderborg, riding takes place on two days. Every competition is part of a town féte, when those who have moved away from Als come home to visit and to meet old friends over a stein of beer or the legendary Southern Jutland specialty, the Ringrider Sausage!

Just what IS tilting-at-the-ring? Imagine trying to spear a ring with an eye measuring a mere 22 mm on a lance while riding a horse at full speed through a gallows ? and doing this for 24 rounds, if you want a chance at gaining the title of ?king?.
A number of riders often complete this challenge, making it necessary to ride a ?king?s round?, with the eye of the ring being reduced in every round to a minimum of 6 mm until only one rider remains ? the King!

Event date/time
24/08/2014 - 24/08/2014 Ringridning i LysabildSunday -

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