The Costa Rica News (TCRN) –This Friday, a total of 1,200 horseback riders will travel the main streets of the city of Nicoya during the Annexation Tope.

The agenda of the Annexation Cultural Festival 2014 starts today Tuesday at 5:30 pm, featuring a special lighting system is displayed along the most important roadways of Nicoya, a parade with bands and presentations of regional folk dance groups in the square of the Reccared Briceño Park in the center of Nicoya.

The event is organized by the Horse Association of Nicoya (ASOCANI) to present an award to the rider who has the best traditionally Guanacaste-fashioned equine.

Nicoya Mayor Marco Antonio Jiménez, said the organization allows riders from across the country to keep alive one of the most important traditions in the province of Guanacaste.

“We all know the tradition of the horse is deeply rooted in the history of Nicoya, captured by the composer Don Mario Chacon in his piece ‘Caballito Nicoyan’ that is the pride of our county,” Jimenez said.

July 25 marks 190 years of Annexation for Nicoya.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica