2 Hundred Belgian Riders Try To Destroy Farmers Field

Some of you may not know but I live half the year in Belgium and split my time between Belgium and Colorado. After living there for 5 years I find this small little country very interesting. They have unusual traditions, politics and economy.  Much different from the USA I have linked a video of just one of those crazy traditions. It is call Paardenprocessie Hakendover

This dates back to mid-evil times as you can see on the video of the first riders. I guess there is a saint that protects the crops in the fields, so to prove that every year after the planting of the field 200 horses stampede across the field to tear it up. But as the tradition goes, the crops are protected and still grow and thrive even after the riders stampede across the field.

Very strange tradition but has been going on for years and years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pnDPPd0SRs