On the second Wednesday of September there is a market in Valkenburg ZH (South-Holland), where horses are the key issue. Horses are traded, there are ring tilting competitions with horses and there is a lottery. The ring tilting with horses or harnessed ponies begins on Saturday, the Market on the following Wednesday and the lottery is held at the end of the market. The Horse Market is called mart by the people from Valkenburg. From 5 AM the first animals appear on the market, which is situated around the Dutch Reformed Church. The market lasts till noon. There is straw for the animals, drinking water and a veterinarian are available. Sick or crippled animals are not allowed. An average of a hundred horses are standing there, primarily for show and for the atmosphere, as most of the time no more than five horses are traded. There are a lot of festive activities around the Horse Market, which are organised by the Orange Committee.