Pavlodar amateurs of equestrian sports opened a riding season with a flash mob
Pavlodar amateurs of equestrian sports opened a riding season with a flash mob, which was timed to the implementation of Modernization of Public Consciousness program. The campaign participants rode 20 kilometers. Professional hunters, eagle hunters and dog breeders joined them as well. The participants tried to draw public’s attention to the development of national sports. According to eagle hunter Boshan Abikeyev, it is necessary to promote such traditional Kazakh sports as hunting with eagles and beagle dogs, preparing horses for horse racing among young people.
BOSHAN ABIKEYEV, EAGLE HUNTER:
- The golden eagle is a sacred bird; they say that one golden eagle is better than a hundred dogs. The younger generation should know their culture. We always try to teach young people how to hunt with hunting birds and hound dogs.
KUMUSAI ASAINOVA, STAFF, DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION OF PAVLODAR:
- Eagle hunters and horsemen gathered here. They discussed plans for 2018. This year, special attention is paid to equestrian sports, because this is our national sports, be it baige, audarspak or kokpar. It is necessary to develop equestrian tourism. We have many sacred places you can reach on horseback rather than by car.