Batailles des chèvres

The Contest for the Tchambis

 

The success and enthusiasm that characterises the Bataille de Reines has encouraged the farmers who breed goats ("tchevre" in patois, the dialect in Valle d'Aosta) to follow the same path. So, in 1981, a parallel event was organised: the Bataille de Tchevre, a festive time, where the animals confront each other in a bloodless battles.

The goats are also split into categories according to their weight and the organisation of the combats is just the same as for the "reine". The winners are awarded the "tchambis", collars made with maple or walnut wood, which are hand-carved and equipped with a traditional bell.

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Batailles des Chèvres (Goat fight)

Breuil-Cervinia   -   14 August 2022 Batailles de reines et de tchevre
Batailles des Chèvres (Goat fight)

The first edition of this unusual “bataille” was held in 1981.

Batailles des Chèvres (Goat fight)

Nus   -   20 August 2022 Batailles de reines et de tchevre
Batailles des Chèvres (Goat fight)

Goats fights, a tradition of Aosta Valley

Batailles des Chèvres (Goat fight)

Arnad   -   27 August 2022 Batailles de reines et de tchevre
Batailles des Chèvres (Goat fight)

The first edition of this unusual “bataille” was held in 1981.

Batailles des Chèvres (Goat fight)

Challand-Saint-Anselme   -   3 September 2022 Batailles de reines et de tchevre
Batailles des Chèvres (Goat fight)

The first edition of this unusual “bataille” was held in 1981.

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