Asia: Mongolia: The At Chabysh Horse festival in Barskoon & Salburun Eagle Hunting Festival
Travel to the remote plains of Mongolia where we will experience the At Chabysh Horse Festival and the powerful Kyrgyz horse. This fabled animal contributed to the construction of the Kyrgyz civilization, is famous for its exceptional qualities as testified by the texts of Ancient time, the accounts of the explorers, the indiginous soungs of the Mongolian people.
Salburun Hunting Festival combines local traditions and shares them with modern culture in a festival that celebrates the local way of life. From Falconry to archery and more the festival shares culture from every corner of Mongolia with music and tradional celebrations throughout.
Indigenous Culture: Mongolian Nomadic Culture
Festival: At Chabysh Horse Festival & Solburun Hunting Festival
Environmental Threat: Vanishing water supply
Projects: Wind & Solar Wells, Rural Education, Childhood Music Education
Music: Mongolian Blues
A discovery of Tuvian Throat singing, traditional Mongolian music and soulful blues.
At Chabysh Horse festival - The main capacities of this horse - resistance, endurance and adaptation to the high mountain - are the result of the natural and judicious selection that the Kyrgyz nomads carried out during centuries. The Kyrgyz horse, which contributed a so long time to the construction of the Kyrgyz civilization, was famous for its exceptional qualities as, still today, testify the texts of Ancient time, the accounts of the explorers, the epopee and the songs. The main capacities of this horse - resistance, endurance and adaptation to the high mountain - are the result of the natural and judicious selection that the Kyrgyz nomads carried out during centuries.
Salburun Hunting Festival - The program of the festival includes falconry, hunting with taigan, archery, and ambler races. The festival aims at development and propaganda of the national endowment of the Kyrgyz nation. The best archers, hunters with golden eagles and taigan from every corner of the republic will participate in the festival. There are celebrations of local cultures, music and excursions, along with guided hunts in the region around the festival.