For lovers of setting country – western settings, not to be missed this weekend the Sarzana Western Weekend, in the protected area of Bozi of Saudino, in the Montemarcello Park.
Country-style music, horses , pristine nature, cow-boy costumeswill be the protagonists from the 19th to 21st August 2016, of the Sarzana Western Weekend.
The place of the three-day festival will be the ‘ Protected area of Bozi of Saudino , an area belonging to the Montemarcello Park, until the 60ies occupied by the Brick Factory Saudino. Here, the old quarry and gravel clay used for furnaces of the nineteenth-century industrial complex formed the reservoirs – bozi in sarzanese dialect – filled with ground water, resulting in the decades to a very particular ecosystem , moist habitat consisting of a rich and dense marsh vegetation ideal for the proliferation of numerous birds , also attracted by the presence of small typical fish of this natural environment such as the Kingfisher , Pendolino , Tarabusino with pointed beak, the ‘ heron , the’ duck , wader and hawk fisherman.
The landscape so special, so different from that which characterizes the surrounding areas (it is the most humid area of Liguria), was been given to the care of the Lipu and CAI, which periodically organize initiatives and guided tours for the discovery of the entire protected area. And for this weekend will be the spectacular scenery of the Western Festival, now in its first edition, which will bring lots of fun all U.S. style.
In program , are provided team penning races , (horse group sport to separate three specifically identified cattle from a herd of 30), roping lessons , (catch of a horse animal with a lasso), western music and country dancing shows , themed gastronomy, the chance to do the “ saddle baptism” and many beautiful horseback riding excursions to discover the protected area.
Friday 19 August
Ore 10: Roping Clinic
Ore 13: Lunch Break
ore 16: Roping Clinic
Possibility of horse riding in the Bozi Saudino Park
ore 20: Dinner
Saturday 20 August
ore 10: Roping Clinic
ore 13: Lunch Break
ore 16: Riding classes and excursions in Saudino Bozi in collaboration with CEA Park Magra
ore 19: Trofeo della Liguria – Team Penning 13 points category
ore 21: Trofeo della Liguria – 1 Category
Domenica 21 Agosto
ore 9: Trofeo della Liguria – Team Penning 9 points category
ore 12.30: Pausa Pranzo
ore 15: Trofeo della Liguria – Team Penning 4 points category
Riding for Children
How to get to Bozi di Saudino
Along Viale April 25 – the “Vialone Marinella” – about two km from Sarzana, turn right onto the Via Fondamento, which brings in the natural reserve.
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