The most exciting spectacles you can see in Kyrgyzstan – traditioanl nomad horse games are played as passionately today as centuries ago

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There is no doubt that the horse plays a great role in Kyrgyz tradition and daily life. Each activity in highlands has own connection with that animal, which supposes to be a tool, cultural symbol and men’s faithful friend. National sports reflects the statement about the horse, moreover National Horse Games Festival gives an opportunity to review the national horse games.

There is no doubt that the horse plays a great role in Kyrgyz tradition and daily life. Each activity in highlands has own connection with that animal, which supposes to be a tool, cultural symbol and men’s faithful friend. National sports reflects the statement about the horse, moreover National Horse Games Festival gives an opportunity to review the national horse games.

girl galloping on horse during nomad horse game kyz-kuumai

Kyz-Kuumai, the game reflect wedding lore. The wedding cannot be fulfilled, if the bride will not be chased by husband-to-be. Colorful national outfits of fiancées are floating in the gust of speed – the pair approach from a distance rapidly. The competition is ended when the bribe is kissed. It is not an easy for a groom to win a dreamed kiss in case of heaving worse horse. If he will not be successful the fiancée would follow him back to beat him with a horse-whip. Anyway, the wedding junket will start!

Ulak-Tartysh. Unique completed uniforms of two teams, which in the clouds of dust are crossing flat meadows to convey a goat carcass into opposite team’s zone and achieve a goal. Pilot’s and tanker’s hats, embossed saddles, tighten spurs, whip in a hand and a double dose of adrenaline in veins – the game starts! There is only one rule, to get the highest score, all stunts are allowed. Jockeys as a wolf pack are playing with a unique ball, made of 30kgs goat’s body. The original name of the game stands for in Kyrgyz kok-boru – which means blue wolf. The game is popular in the region of Central Asia: in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and it is supposed to be a nomadic tribes’ game. Nowadays Ulak-Tartysh keeps the spirit of competition amongst young generation.

Tyiyn-Enmei is the final trial of the jockey’s skills. Galloping horse outguns distance very quickly and the aim of the jockey is to pick up form a ground as many coins as he can. This is an incredible screening of acrobatic sleights and deftness, as well as bright sight. Each second is passing quickly, who will be the richest in the shortest time?

Kyrgyz man reaching for coin during nomad horse game Tyiyn-Enmei

Er-Enish, pulling the strings of the contestants, testing their strength, cleverness and toughness. Wrestling fight on horses. Confusion and the attention of might, a few intensive minutes of superhuman effort, for the man and the horse. In the dangerous dance of movements and poses, horse battering and coward-punches – the winner takes all pride and triumph. Nevertheless, the final judge in the sport of emotions might not be explicit and it might affect backstage fights of supporters. Er-Enish is an element, unbridled like wild horses…

Kyrgyz national games express the pure essence of nomad people, unpredictable change, motion and wilderness. In the remote areas of highlands within the atmosphere of daily life in yurts took place magic show of the folk heritage.

(Article written by Bartolomiej Sroka)

There is no doubt that the horse plays a great role in Kyrgyz tradition and daily life. Each activity in highlands has own connection with that animal, which supposes to be a tool, cultural symbol and men’s faithful friend. National sports reflects the statement about the horse, moreover National Horse Games Festival gives an opportunity to review the national horse games.

girl galloping on horse during nomad horse game kyz-kuumai

Kyz-Kuumai, the game reflect wedding lore. The wedding cannot be fulfilled, if the bride will not be chased by husband-to-be. Colorful national outfits of fiancées are floating in the gust of speed – the pair approach from a distance rapidly. The competition is ended when the bribe is kissed. It is not an easy for a groom to win a dreamed kiss in case of heaving worse horse. If he will not be successful the fiancée would follow him back to beat him with a horse-whip. Anyway, the wedding junket will start!

Ulak-Tartysh. Unique completed uniforms of two teams, which in the clouds of dust are crossing flat meadows to convey a goat carcass into opposite team’s zone and achieve a goal. Pilot’s and tanker’s hats, embossed saddles, tighten spurs, whip in a hand and a double dose of adrenaline in veins – the game starts! There is only one rule, to get the highest score, all stunts are allowed. Jockeys as a wolf pack are playing with a unique ball, made of 30kgs goat’s body. The original name of the game stands for in Kyrgyz kok-boru – which means blue wolf. The game is popular in the region of Central Asia: in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and it is supposed to be a nomadic tribes’ game. Nowadays Ulak-Tartysh keeps the spirit of competition amongst young generation.

Tyiyn-Enmei is the final trial of the jockey’s skills. Galloping horse outguns distance very quickly and the aim of the jockey is to pick up form a ground as many coins as he can. This is an incredible screening of acrobatic sleights and deftness, as well as bright sight. Each second is passing quickly, who will be the richest in the shortest time?

Kyrgyz man reaching for coin during nomad horse game Tyiyn-Enmei

Er-Enish, pulling the strings of the contestants, testing their strength, cleverness and toughness. Wrestling fight on horses. Confusion and the attention of might, a few intensive minutes of superhuman effort, for the man and the horse. In the dangerous dance of movements and poses, horse battering and coward-punches – the winner takes all pride and triumph. Nevertheless, the final judge in the sport of emotions might not be explicit and it might affect backstage fights of supporters. Er-Enish is an element, unbridled like wild horses…

Kyrgyz national games express the pure essence of nomad people, unpredictable change, motion and wilderness. In the remote areas of highlands within the atmosphere of daily life in yurts took place magic show of the folk heritage.

(Article written by Bartolomiej Sroka)

There is no doubt that the horse plays a great role in Kyrgyz tradition and daily life. Each activity in highlands has own connection with that animal, which supposes to be a tool, cultural symbol and men’s faithful friend. National sports reflects the statement about the horse, moreover National Horse Games Festival gives an opportunity to review the national horse games.

girl galloping on horse during nomad horse game kyz-kuumai

Kyz-Kuumai, the game reflect wedding lore. The wedding cannot be fulfilled, if the bride will not be chased by husband-to-be. Colorful national outfits of fiancées are floating in the gust of speed – the pair approach from a distance rapidly. The competition is ended when the bribe is kissed. It is not an easy for a groom to win a dreamed kiss in case of heaving worse horse. If he will not be successful the fiancée would follow him back to beat him with a horse-whip. Anyway, the wedding junket will start!

Ulak-Tartysh. Unique completed uniforms of two teams, which in the clouds of dust are crossing flat meadows to convey a goat carcass into opposite team’s zone and achieve a goal. Pilot’s and tanker’s hats, embossed saddles, tighten spurs, whip in a hand and a double dose of adrenaline in veins – the game starts! There is only one rule, to get the highest score, all stunts are allowed. Jockeys as a wolf pack are playing with a unique ball, made of 30kgs goat’s body. The original name of the game stands for in Kyrgyz kok-boru – which means blue wolf. The game is popular in the region of Central Asia: in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and it is supposed to be a nomadic tribes’ game. Nowadays Ulak-Tartysh keeps the spirit of competition amongst young generation.

Tyiyn-Enmei is the final trial of the jockey’s skills. Galloping horse outguns distance very quickly and the aim of the jockey is to pick up form a ground as many coins as he can. This is an incredible screening of acrobatic sleights and deftness, as well as bright sight. Each second is passing quickly, who will be the richest in the shortest time?

Kyrgyz man reaching for coin during nomad horse game Tyiyn-Enmei

Er-Enish, pulling the strings of the contestants, testing their strength, cleverness and toughness. Wrestling fight on horses. Confusion and the attention of might, a few intensive minutes of superhuman effort, for the man and the horse. In the dangerous dance of movements and poses, horse battering and coward-punches – the winner takes all pride and triumph. Nevertheless, the final judge in the sport of emotions might not be explicit and it might affect backstage fights of supporters. Er-Enish is an element, unbridled like wild horses…

Kyrgyz national games express the pure essence of nomad people, unpredictable change, motion and wilderness. In the remote areas of highlands within the atmosphere of daily life in yurts took place magic show of the folk heritage.

(Article written by Bartolomiej Sroka)

There is no doubt that the horse plays a great role in Kyrgyz tradition and daily life. Each activity in highlands has own connection with that animal, which supposes to be a tool, cultural symbol and men’s faithful friend. National sports reflects the statement about the horse, moreover National Horse Games Festival gives an opportunity to review the national horse games.

girl galloping on horse during nomad horse game kyz-kuumai

Kyz-Kuumai, the game reflect wedding lore. The wedding cannot be fulfilled, if the bride will not be chased by husband-to-be. Colorful national outfits of fiancées are floating in the gust of speed – the pair approach from a distance rapidly. The competition is ended when the bribe is kissed. It is not an easy for a groom to win a dreamed kiss in case of heaving worse horse. If he will not be successful the fiancée would follow him back to beat him with a horse-whip. Anyway, the wedding junket will start!

Ulak-Tartysh. Unique completed uniforms of two teams, which in the clouds of dust are crossing flat meadows to convey a goat carcass into opposite team’s zone and achieve a goal. Pilot’s and tanker’s hats, embossed saddles, tighten spurs, whip in a hand and a double dose of adrenaline in veins – the game starts! There is only one rule, to get the highest score, all stunts are allowed. Jockeys as a wolf pack are playing with a unique ball, made of 30kgs goat’s body. The original name of the game stands for in Kyrgyz kok-boru – which means blue wolf. The game is popular in the region of Central Asia: in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and it is supposed to be a nomadic tribes’ game. Nowadays Ulak-Tartysh keeps the spirit of competition amongst young generation.

Tyiyn-Enmei is the final trial of the jockey’s skills. Galloping horse outguns distance very quickly and the aim of the jockey is to pick up form a ground as many coins as he can. This is an incredible screening of acrobatic sleights and deftness, as well as bright sight. Each second is passing quickly, who will be the richest in the shortest time?

Kyrgyz man reaching for coin during nomad horse game Tyiyn-Enmei

Er-Enish, pulling the strings of the contestants, testing their strength, cleverness and toughness. Wrestling fight on horses. Confusion and the attention of might, a few intensive minutes of superhuman effort, for the man and the horse. In the dangerous dance of movements and poses, horse battering and coward-punches – the winner takes all pride and triumph. Nevertheless, the final judge in the sport of emotions might not be explicit and it might affect backstage fights of supporters. Er-Enish is an element, unbridled like wild horses…

Kyrgyz national games express the pure essence of nomad people, unpredictable change, motion and wilderness. In the remote areas of highlands within the atmosphere of daily life in yurts took place magic show of the folk heritage.

(Article written by Bartolomiej Sroka)

There is no doubt that the horse plays a great role in Kyrgyz tradition and daily life. Each activity in highlands has own connection with that animal, which supposes to be a tool, cultural symbol and men’s faithful friend. National sports reflects the statement about the horse, moreover National Horse Games Festival gives an opportunity to review the national horse games.

girl galloping on horse during nomad horse game kyz-kuumai

Kyz-Kuumai, the game reflect wedding lore. The wedding cannot be fulfilled, if the bride will not be chased by husband-to-be. Colorful national outfits of fiancées are floating in the gust of speed – the pair approach from a distance rapidly. The competition is ended when the bribe is kissed. It is not an easy for a groom to win a dreamed kiss in case of heaving worse horse. If he will not be successful the fiancée would follow him back to beat him with a horse-whip. Anyway, the wedding junket will start!

Ulak-Tartysh. Unique completed uniforms of two teams, which in the clouds of dust are crossing flat meadows to convey a goat carcass into opposite team’s zone and achieve a goal. Pilot’s and tanker’s hats, embossed saddles, tighten spurs, whip in a hand and a double dose of adrenaline in veins – the game starts! There is only one rule, to get the highest score, all stunts are allowed. Jockeys as a wolf pack are playing with a unique ball, made of 30kgs goat’s body. The original name of the game stands for in Kyrgyz kok-boru – which means blue wolf. The game is popular in the region of Central Asia: in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and it is supposed to be a nomadic tribes’ game. Nowadays Ulak-Tartysh keeps the spirit of competition amongst young generation.

Tyiyn-Enmei is the final trial of the jockey’s skills. Galloping horse outguns distance very quickly and the aim of the jockey is to pick up form a ground as many coins as he can. This is an incredible screening of acrobatic sleights and deftness, as well as bright sight. Each second is passing quickly, who will be the richest in the shortest time?

Kyrgyz man reaching for coin during nomad horse game Tyiyn-Enmei

Er-Enish, pulling the strings of the contestants, testing their strength, cleverness and toughness. Wrestling fight on horses. Confusion and the attention of might, a few intensive minutes of superhuman effort, for the man and the horse. In the dangerous dance of movements and poses, horse battering and coward-punches – the winner takes all pride and triumph. Nevertheless, the final judge in the sport of emotions might not be explicit and it might affect backstage fights of supporters. Er-Enish is an element, unbridled like wild horses…

Kyrgyz national games express the pure essence of nomad people, unpredictable change, motion and wilderness. In the remote areas of highlands within the atmosphere of daily life in yurts took place magic show of the folk heritage.

(Article written by Bartolomiej Sroka)