About the sport

The Quadrigas race we know today is the same as the one in ancient Rome; however, seeking the development of the sport, it is valued above all, the maintenance of the physical integrity of the participants

The trainings are FREE and available to whoever wants to practice the sport. They happen gradually both for the horses and the novice riders. It is necessary 3 sessions a week, lasting 30 minutes each session, for a period of 4 months. From the first moment the novices work with the reins in their hands side by side with a skillful rider in order to give orientation and also for ones safety. Both the horses and the riders need at least three sessions a week, and during training, the horses use only 30% of their strength.

The Quadrigas race is one of the most democratic sports, for people of both genders are allowed to take part, having them between 18 and 70 years. The only requirement, as in any other sport, is dedication and training. Nowadays, the races are against our own team and also against the clock. However, should the number of participants increase; we will soon have them by the format of the original Quadrigas race.

The events are held with up to 9 chariots in each battery. The ritual inside the arena consists of a presentation in a horizontal column which allows us to have an idea of the strength of the chariots. Then, it’s given the start and the participants run 7 laps in an oval circuit in counterclockwise, in a nearly 3 200 meters way, which is run in four minutes and a half.

The maximum speed reached by a group is about 37 mph. The chariots nowadays are made of aluminium, so that they are light and strong in order to always offer safety to the practice of the sport, both for the horses and the riders. The harness and reins we use were reproduced in full from the epic Ben Hur, a movie we used to make a deep historical research for their production.

The traction soles must be enhanced with nylon inline frames. There is no problem if the harnesses are also made of other materials. Today, with our availability of raw material, we are expecting more initiatives, concerning the reins.

The reins can be made of leather or other material, given that they are coated with soft leather at the height of the rings.

Safety Procedures:

There are few but fundamental safety rules. If followed, we guarantee its accuracy. They are:

1. No rider is allowed to run right behind the rider in front, too close to his chariot in the same way.

2. The riders must look back at least twice in each line of the oval circuit, at the beginning and next to the end of each one of them. Must look back to make sure the position of other chariots related to his. In case there is a chariot running too close to his in the line, and the chariot behind him did not remove from the alignment of his back, the rider in front must take his chariot out of the way, for the chariot behind might be having some trouble.

It’s also important to give preference to the entrance of curves.