The race in pairs, or more simply the pairs, runs the last Sunday and Tuesday of Carnival in Oristano, after they conduct the race to the star or the Sartiglia proper.
The race to pair represents a particularly spectacular event as individual pairs, or 40 groups of three riders on three horses, one at a time, gallop on a street, located near the ancient medieval fortifications of the city to exhibit their courage and skill. There are different acrobatic tricks and figures performed on route by these knights standing on their galloping horses.
They even have names such as: Three out of three, three out of three with central shot, vertical, vertical wheel, pyramid bridge and All three knights standing with the central shot with his back to the direction of travel or even with vertical or rider in a central vertical or horizontal position or standing: these are the stunts that make up the knights of Oristano, defying gravity, offering a special show to the public and demonstrating their passion for horses, and for the event itself.
The race is monitored and graded by judges. The race is the result of many months of preparation, where horses and riders, at a special test track, train and prepare the event. The faculty of law edition run of the year following Sartiglia and small prizes are reserved for first pairs classified. From the sides of the trail and from the stands, the high number of tourists and fans who attend the show live watch the racing with anticipation, gazing in astonishment, experiencing moments of real suspense in the many moments of real danger from the fearless riders. Everyone managed in the crow cheering in front of the numerous riders.
The race for pariglie ends with the last step of de Componidori that accompanied by his two assistants, at full gallop, lying with his back on his horse, he blesses the crowd. This is followed by the return of the riders on the course. It is a special time, the atmosphere is alive it is a very special Tuesday evening and a great conclusion. When the two-day festival is over, all the riders take on the route to pay homage to the coveted colored rosettes that after two days of carousel decorated for their generous horses, will be among the most precious memories of those who have had the good fortune to attend this unique equestrian event in the city of Oristano, filled of passion, history, culture and tradition.