PHOTOS Horse riders perform stunts during Shoton Festival


Horse riders perform stunts during Shoton Festival


04:41, August 14, 2018

Tibetan horse riders showed off both traditional and modern equestrian skills during this year’s Shoton Festival on Monday in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. /Chinanews Photo

Over 30 local equestrians participated in 18 themed performances, brandishing swords, pulling off handstands, and bow and arrow techniques. /Chinanews Photo

Besides equestrian performance, there are also events such as horse and yak races, and wrestling. /Chinanews Photo

The Shoton Festival, also known as Yogurt Festival for the signature dish served on the occasion, is one of the most significant festivals for local Tibetans. /Chinanews Photo

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