Azerbaijan hosts inauguration of first Professional Chovgan League


The opening ceremony of the first Professional Chovgan League, organized by the Equestrian Federation of Azerbaijan Republic, was held at the Bina Equestrian Center on Tuesday.

In his opening remarks, President of the Federation Elchin Guliyev underscored that the tournament would play a major role in promoting the chovgan (an Azerbaijani traditional horse-riding game) sport among the young people in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov hailed the hosting of local and international competitions at the Bina Equestrian Center.

Furthermore, the opening ceremony featured a horse parade of the participating teams.

The Professional Chovgan League, to feature 10 teams in a competition, will culminate on December 4.