National Horse Games


According to several sources, Kyrgyzstan has "traditionally been strong in wrestling and boxing".  

This may not be surprising - the Kyrgyz hail from a warrior past and wrestling - including Oodarysh and Er-Enish - wrestling on horseback - is considered a national sport and, practiced in nomadic camps over the centuries. 

In Oodarysh, two riders pit themselves against each other, trying to pull their opponent off his horse. They are allowed to throw their rival, together with his horse, to the ground.

Er-Enish, on the other hand, is like a team sport where two groups of riders take the field against each other

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