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Legend of the Horse

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Folklore has it that Gaudenzia was a courageous mare from a town in Italy near Siena who had been a farm cart horse. She was chosen to ride the colors of one of Siena's 17 contrade, or neighborhoods, in the town's annual race, The Palio. The contrade of the winner won the right to claim neighborhood supremacy for one year.

Riderless and lame, Gaudenzia was victorious. Gaudenzia the horse, became the inspirational symbol of courage, determination and the willpower to rise above adversity. This legend motivated the founders of Gaudenzia House in 1968 to adopt its name.

 

 

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