Bronze 2016 Editorial / sports

The Most Ancient Encierro In Spain

  • Photographer
    Jim Hollander

Spanish riders with lances herd fighting bulls from the ranch of Condessa del Sobral through the fields during the third 'encierro,' or bull run, in the Fiesta de Cuellar, in Castilla y Leon, Spain, 30 August 2016. The fiesta in Cuella is recognized as one of the oldest in Spain, dating back to the thirteenth century. Six fighting bulls are herded by hundreds of horsemen through a forest and then rolling hills for 5 kilometers and at the finish are herded in a full stampede into town where runners try their luck and skill running with the bulls.