Elst Local Customs

  • The horsemarket frozen in time and place
    The horsemarket frozen in time and place
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  • Old picture of the horsemarket in Elst
    Old picture of the horsemarket in Elst
    by Pavlik_NL

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    The famous horsemarket always present

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Sep 21, 2003
    The horsemarket frozen in time and place

    The famous horse (and pony) market of Elst has become so famous that the authorities here wanted to give it a more permanent presence in town. In the square in from of the church one finds a statue that shows the love towards this yearly event and that also shows the traditional way of selling "clapping hands".

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    The centuries old horse and ponymarket of Elst

    by Pavlik_NL Written Feb 5, 2003
    Old picture of the horsemarket in Elst

    Already in 10th century there is proove of Elst being an important tradingplace for cattle in general and horses especial. The market excisted already then. Since 1883 every year the horse and ponymarket draws hundred's of farmers from a wide range to Elst. Every first Monday in September this tradition is returning to Elst and visiting it is reliving the past in many facets.

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