Ulak-Kupkari – Horse Riding Championship in Uzbekistan
Samarkand, March 25: Ulak-Kupkari – Horse Riding Championship in Uzbekistan
Ulak-Kupkari -traditional horse riding competition in Uzbekistanwill be held on March 25th, 2012 where the bravest and deftest riders will be competing for ulak – the goat. The Championship will be followed by mass game with participation of about 1000 amateur riders.
If you are taking Travel to Uzbekistan, Peopletravel would propose you to attend the colorful and ancient Ulak-Kupkari competition, taking place in Samarkand and assist you in arranging a Tour to Samarkand.
Word for word "Ulak-Kupkari" is translated as "Goat carcass". The game has its roots in deep past, when it was held to celebrate Navruz, circumcision or wedding, birth of heir.
The main point of Ulak-Kupkari is that the rider has to raise "Ulak" – specially treated goat carcass from the ground, gallop with it a full circle, never letting it be taken away by other riders and throw itto the goal.
Visiting Uzbekistan to attend the Ulak-Kupkari, you can also enjoy performances by tightrope walkers, clowns, athletes, various competitions, Kiz quvar (Girl Chasing) traditional game andcompetition on the nationalwrestling - Kurash.