Unless you are a Costa Rican cowboy, it is likely that you have never heard of La Carrera de Cintas. A traditional event in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, the festival was originally from Spain and inspired by medieval jousting competitions. The object of the equestrian game is to catch a piece of tape positioned on a rope hanging 3 meters from the ground using a small metal pike. The participant who collects the most rings is the winner.