Author(s): Mehmet TÜRKMEN

The horse, as in the formation of the Turkish steppe nomadic culture, was the main action in the determination, development and transfer of sports tradition to other cultures. There have been those that are still being done, those on the verge of forgotten, those that are forgotten. In this study, the "horse riding tour" in the third class will be examined. Purpose of this study is recorded and presented it as a written document to at least the future generations horse tura play at the village weddings played Af?in, Elbistan and Göksun of Kahramanmara?, Sar?z of Kayseri, Akçada? and Darende of Malatya, Gürün districts of Sivas. Metot: ace-to-face interview (live interview) and document scanning method were used in the study. Five men and five women were interviewed and the literature was reviewed. The tour game, which was an integral part of social ceremonies in the past; rituals such as invitations, music, awards and categories were examined under titles. Result: two versions of the game "naked collision" and "liver collision" were found in Kyrgyzstan. It has been determined that the game of horse riding is played in the ceremonies of marriage and circumcision, accompanied by Khidr-nebi, ramming, harvest compilation, spring and national holidays. It has been found that this game has been played intensively until the 1940s in the city of Elbistan; until the 1970's in Kahramanmaras, Af?in and Göksun districts, villages on the skirts of Binbo?a Mountain.


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