KOPKARI

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Kopkari (the goat) is a dashing equestrian fun of the steppe peoples of Central Asia, a competition of riders in the fight for a goat carcass. The goat originated in the days of Genghis Khan and embodies the true spirit of Asian nomads. In our days kopkari traditionally taken hold as a gambling and spectator of the game, a tradition at major festivals – weddings, harvest festivals, in the days of Nowruz. The aim of the game is to smuggle across the field the carcass of a goat, holding it with one hand, and throw the trophy in the defined range. The rider must learn to control the horse and firmly in the saddle, fighting off no less brave and daring opponents. During the game many viewers, it becomes clear who the strongest and most dexterous horseman in the County.

Source: centralasia-travel.com

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