The Allocate bullring became, once again, the scene of one of the main events of the festival of San Anton. Despite the cold, about 3,500 people, according to official estimates provided by the organization, came to the arena with their pets so that they received the holy water.
From eleven in the morning, sunny in the square lines of Allocate were welcoming the participants on a leash, cage or arms brought their pets to the blessing.
An hour later, the bearers of San Anton introduced the saint’s image in the ring and then would place a platform over to chair the whole act.
Eleven horses and ponies were led by their riders to the dais to receive the holy water and the traditional roll. Next came the other animals, one by one, were walking past the stage where it was Don Felipe Martinez, parish priest of Our Lady of Mercy, who was in charge of giving the blessing.
Surrounding the central part of the arena, were marching from Allocate with their animals, forming a wide row given the high number of participants. From this training, you could see other dogs. Because if you had to make a classification, these animals occupy the first place. Allocate were many who wanted their dogs, some of them dressed for the occasion with original jerseys, they received the holy water. However, this quote also missed the cats, hamsters, turtles or rabbits.
After the blessing, started the stage of the competition. The first part was the horses. One by one, they were showing their skills to the public and the jury. After competing dogs and other animals. At the end, there were trophies for the winners.
Thus culminated the event that the festival committee of San Anton Prorate had been preparing for a year. Now you have to think about the blessings of Sent Antonio del Parquet 2012.