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Naadam is a national festival celebrated every year from 11 to 13 July across Mongolia that focuses on three traditional games: horseracing, wrestling and archery. Mongolian Naadam is inseparably connected to the nomadic civilization of the Mongols, who have long practiced pastoralism on Central Asia's vast steppe.(https://en.unesco.org/)  The jockeys in the race are between around 7 and 13 years of age. The young jockeys trot to the starting line 16kms way and then race back towards the waiting adults.