San Isidro Pilgrims Walk
The EHCRC Foundation Marches forward with Taffeta
The EHCRC Foundation had the honour of being invited to lead the San Isidro Pilgrims Walk with Taffeta the miniature horse, leaving from the church in Rojales at 8am and going to the Recorral Park.
Behind Taffeta there were six magnificent horses, then the statue of Saint Isidro, carried in turn by the strong men of Rojales, plus the Mayor and dignitaries, followed by a long line of pilgrims.
Saint Isidro is the patron Saint of farmers and dates back to before the 1800's and anybody can take part on this annual historic pilgrimage, you're even provided with a straw hat, scarf and walking cane with a spring of Rosemary attached for this very special occasion and get to keep them as a souvenir.
Half way along the route, refreshments were provided to all the walkers, this traditionally is aniseed flavoured rolls served with muscatel wine.
At this stopping point the Mayor came forward to thank Sue, volunteer Jenny, and Taffeta for joining in with the celebrations of the day and also to introduce his Grandson to Taffeta.
The Mayor himself is great lover of animals and the countryside and has his own assortment of farmyard birds.
Rojales Council feels that the Foundation is now part of Rojales and that we should be part of the various fiestas throughout the year, they are even going to hold a special welcome home fiesta for Faith when she returns back to the centre from Barcelona.
Co-Founder Sue Weeding said
"Isn't it incredible that a little miniature horse left to die five years ago, is now leading an important procession through Rojales and being greeted by the Mayor. We at the rescue centre think it's wonderful to have become part of the great community of Rojales".