Palio of the Amazons

Rebecca in Sardinia is an official sponsor of the Palio of the Amazons equestrian events, with proceeds going to the pioneering children’s cancer research and treatment centre in Padua, the Città della Speranza (City of Hope).

The main feature of the Palio is an all female horse race, where jockeys compete in two categories: thoroughbreds and anglo arabs bred in Sardinia. The latter breed is a predominant protagonist at the world-renowned Palio di Siena. Special guests also include celebrated riders of ancient equestrian traditions from towns across Sardinia: Sa Carrela ‘e Nanti of Santu Lussurgiu, La Sartiglia of Oristano and S’Ardia of Sedilo.

The City of Hope has been providing assistance and curing young cancer patients in Italy since 1994, as well as funding medical research in paediatrics. In May 2019, the first twinning was formalised between the Foundation and the Sardinian town of Mamoiada, and a conference held at the Carabinieri Headquarters in Cagliari