Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan
In the village of Uzgen, Osh region, more than 170 horses and men wearing the classic Soviet tank hat or a Kyrgyz tebetei hat, push and shove each other with dexterity and endurance in fearless combat as they fight for possession of a young 60 kg bull. Known by some as ‘dead goat polo’, thousands of riders have come to compete for the prizes throughout the day; 10 horses, 10 yaks, 10 camels, and the grand prize in the final game of a Lada car.

Alain Schroeder, Belgium

Print Size: 870x580 mm
Frame Size: 1070x880 mm
Paper Type: Felix Schoeller True Satin Baryta 310gsm
Frame Colour: Black
Exhibit: POS CC 205 18

 

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Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan
أوزكند، قيرغيزستان
Archival Giclee Digital Print


In the village of Uzgen, Osh region, more than 170 horses and men wearing the classic Soviet tank hat or a Kyrgyz tebetei hat, push and shove each other with dexterity and endurance in fearless combat as they fight for possession of a young 60 kg bull. Known by some as ‘dead goat polo’, thousands of riders have come to compete for the prizes throughout the day; 10 horses, 10 yaks, 10 camels, and the grand prize in the final game of a Lada car.

في قرية أوزكند بمنطقة أوش، يتدافعُ أكثر من 170 رجلاً يعتمرون القبعة السوفيتية الكلاسيكية أو قبعة تيبيتي القرغيزية على خيولهم، فيما يتقاتلون ببراعةٍ من أجل امتلاك ثورٍ صغير يزنُ 60 كلغ. يُطلق البعض على هذا السباق اسم "بولو الماعز الميت"، وقد جاءَ آلاف الفرسان للتّنافس على الجوائز على مدار اليوم؛ 10 خيول، 10 من حيوانات الياك، 10 جمال، أما الجائزة الكبرى في المباراة النهائية فهي سيارة لادا.

Photographer:
Alain Schroeder, Belgium
آلان شرودر، بلجيكا


Print Size: 870x580 mm

Frame Size: 1070x880 mm

Exhibit: POS CC 205 18

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