Festival of Equestrian Martial Arts "Scythians"

What to see and do in Kyiv? On June 22 and 23, the Ancient Kyiv, the Principality of Kyivan Rus ("Park of Kyivan Rus") invites everyone to the grand event of June - the International Festival of Equestrian Martial Arts "Scythians", according to VechirniyKyiv. The best horse archers from Europe and Asia will come to the Ancient Kyiv to compete in the fascinating art of archery.

Festival in Kyiv

The event offers horseback riding, delicious food, games and fun, museums and more. "Park of Kyivan Rus" is one of the largest historical and cultural complexes in Europe, which has no analogues in the world. Here, on the basis of scientific knowledge of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv of V-XIII centuries is reproduced in its natural size, at a scale of 1:1.


The key event of the festival is the international tournament of equestrian archers. Experienced athletes-virtuosos from different countries will compete in the accuracy of archery from the traditional (historical) bow on horseback at full speed.


This is an incredibly challenging task for participators, and at the same time, a thrilling and exciting sight for spectators. Sportsmen and actors-stuntmen will perform in tandem with unique horses of historical breeds, collected from all over the world. Some of these horses in Ukraine will not be seen anywhere, because they were brought to our country in one copy.


The Ancient Kyiv opens at 10:00. The program will start at 13:30 and will last on Saturday 22 June until 23:00, on Sunday, June 23 - until 19:00.


Ticket price: 250 UAH

Address: Kyiv region, Obukhiv district, Kopachiv village (only 45 minutes’ drive from Kyiv). How to get there: buses from "Vydubychi" metro station (exit from the subway towards the supermarket "Furshet").