This is a wonderful winter adventure. Several contests that will take place during the event:
-Agile 2017: catching horses with uurga (a long rod with a noose) or lasso
-The best horse riding couple with the most beautiful Batnorov design saddlery
-Good horsemanship: picking up uurga from ground while horse riding, riding bucking horses, etc.
-Best singer: Horses have been deeply ingrained in folklore, in traditional songs and literature of Mongolia. Songs about horses.
-The Tar: a short distance horse racing with a bet.
– Best photography of Thousand Horses 2017: the best photos will be selected.
– Steppe Taiga dogs
During the event local families will exhibit their hand crafts and products.
The event will take place in Batnorov soum, Khentii aimag, 440km (340km paved road) to the east from Ulaanbaatar. The average temperature is -15-20 degrees Celcius during the night, -10-15 during the day. You’ll be lodged in a guesthouse.
Feb 17. Friday
11:00-12:00 From Chinggis Khaan square bus will move to Batnorov soum. Lunch on the way in a café in Tsenkhermandal soum.
19:00 Folk performance.
21:00 Public dance
Feb 18. Saturday:
1000 – 1300 “Agile -2017” competition. Preliminary stages. After the opening ceremony of festival, the final competition will start.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 Opening Ceremony of Thousand Horses 2017. Horse riders will parade. A horse riding couple with the most beautiful Batnorov design saddlery will be selected. Tourists can participate in the horse riders’ parade.
14:30 Good horsemanship champion: picking up uurga from ground while horse riding and riding bucking horses.
17:00 Agile -2017” competition final.
19:00 “Horse theme songs”. The best singer will be selected.
22:00 Public dance.
Feb 19. Sunday:
09:00 The short distance horse race. While horses gather to start line, betting will take place. The Batnorov horse racing federation will organize it.
10:00 The horse race starts.
11:00 “Steppe Taiga dogs” show.
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 Best photo of Thousand Horses 2017 contest will take place at the Cultural center of the soum.
14:00 Awards to the winners. Closing ceremony.
Drive back to Ulaanbaatar, 440km, arrive in UB late at night.
Guide, transportation starting from UB till ending in UB (a bus), 3 meals for 2 days, participation in the event, 2 hrs of horse riding. The bus will move from Chinggis square in front of the Government Palace.
Price does not include:
Ulaanbaatar accommodation or meals, insurance, personal expenses like drinks.
Price per person:
1 person: 487$
2-4 persons: 398$
5 or people: 335$
It is best to prepare your warm clothing. Accommodation during the festival will be a newly built dormitory where all tourists stay. Proceeds from the festival will go to the dormitory. The bus will transport from here to the place where the festival takes place during the festival days. Departure from UB is on Friday, arrival back to UB on Sunday. This is a wonderful winter adventure escape!