Did anyone read Marguerite Henry’s book Gaudenza, Pride of the Palio as kids?
Basically, the Palio is a race through the streets of Siena in Italy. Each neighborhood in the city sponsors a horse. The jockeys ride bareback.
Well, then, enjoy this real-life look at the Palio of Siena. (There is a crash at the beginning that I understand is not typical, and everyone bounces up, just as an FYI.)