Open horseback archery championship of Ukraine "The Scythians"

Rest in Ancient Kiev
Dates: 24 October 2020 - 25 October 2020
Park open: 10:00 - 21:00

Place: Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus  |  City: Kopachov, Ukraine

On October, 24-25 Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus ("Kyivan Rus Park") invites everybody to the grandiose spectacular event of the year 2020 – the Open horseback archery Championship of Ukraine "Scythians".

The spectacular medieval weapon possession on horseback of the unique breeds, the thrilling shows-stagings, contests and amusements, tasty dishes prepared on open fire and a lot of entertainment will be waiting for the guests on the warm autumn weekend.


The best horseback archers of Ukraine and the countries of Europe and Asia will come to Ancient Kyiv to compete in the enthralling art of horseback archery.

This sport is incredibly popular in more than 40 countries of the world on different continents. Horseback archery is one of the oldest martial arts originating from very ancient times.

From ancient times, when hunting for animals and in battles with enemies, our ancestors honed the fighting skills of riders and well-aimed archers, which over time formed the basis of the equestrian martial arts. It was necessary to hit the target quickly and accurately while skillfully and steadily sitting in a saddle at full gallop.


Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus is famous not only for the recreation of the majestic architecture of medieval Kyiv and the atmosphere of Kyivan Rus. Ancient martial arts, traditional for Ukraine, such as horseback archery are also recreated and developed here.

The inhabitants of our country can rightfully consider themselves the descendants of the founders of the horseback archery martial art: Scythians, Sarmatians, Rusich and Polovtsians, Pechenegs, who without a doubt are our distant ancestors. And later, Ukrainian Cossacks were rightfully considered the best horseback archers.

In recent years this martial art is gaining huge popularity in Ukraine because it combines the incredible spectacle, romance, historical authenticity and sports excitement - on the verge of sports and art. This martial art has combined two sports: horse riding and archery.

Its uniqueness is also in that it combines historical traditions with the most modern trends. In this sport there is no division into male and female categories. We have full gender equality here.

The fact that the sportsmen will ride the horses of rare ancient breeds gathered from all over the world in the Princely Stable of Ancient Kyiv makes these competitions more spectacular. Some of the breeds can be seen nowhere else in Ukraine because they have been brought to our country in a single number.

The uniqueness of the Championship is also in that the competitions will pass in two formats: day and night– at torchlight, as in ancient times.

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A lot of entertainment waits for you in Ancient Kyiv! You will see with your own eyes our capital the same it was in the Kyivan Rus times, you will feel yourself as its real resident, you will walk the medieval streets breathless from the masterpieces of the medieval architecture, you will visit the museums and exhibitions with unique exhibits. During the solemn opening of the "Scythians" Championship the greeting from the Kyivan prince Volodymyr himself, the impressive entry of the princely druzhina with the participation of the horse-trick theatre and many other interesting things will be waiting for the guests.

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On the Dytynetz the inhabitants of Ancient Kyiv will invite children and adults to take part in merry and cognitive games, contests, traditional Slavic amusements, dance flashmobs and incendiary round dances.

As always, the guests of Ancient Kyiv will get acquainted with the wonderful horses of the unique historical breeds. The horses can be approached to, palmed, taken a photo with and even ridden on a horseback or in a carriage.

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In the Principality of Kyivan Rus you can learn the ancient martial art of horseback archeryby enrolling to the school of horseback archers «Prince Volodymyr». For doing this you need to contact the organizers in the «Kyivan Rus Park» or call (044) 461-99-37. You will start learning the art of managing a horse and accurate bow shooting by joining the martial arts of our ancestors!

Do not miss our unique and spectacular fire show

Shooting from a trebuchet with fiery cores

A feeling of adrenaline for the guests will be provided by the fascinating zipline Politailo (where everyone can not only descend from the height, but also fly over the lake), as well as the high-speed slide “Zmey Gorynych”, after which you can take a picture with a fire-breathing dragon.
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And of course, you can taste delicious dishes from princes cooks in the Princely Tavern and in food points in the open air and in arbors.
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Also you can stay for the night in the hotel-type house «4 rooms», which is situated in a five-minutes walk from the Detinetz of Kyiv or in the hostel or at a camping within the park.

*More information about accommodation: + 38050-385-20-35.

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Gather a big company, because it's fun together! Come and take photos and be sure to share your impressions and photos with us. networks.

You will see:

  • The prince's stable, where you can ride a horse
  • Medieval shooting range, where you can shoot a bow or leave knives at the target
  • Mint, where you can mint a coin "for luck"
  • Fortune-teller
  • Exposition of shipbuilding, where you can see the world's only reconstruction of the boat of Kievan Rus (which, moreover, took part in a scientific expedition)
  • Torture room, where you can take pictures in the debt pit or by the shackles
  • Forest lake for recreation
  • Shop of souvenirs, gifts and amulets of Kievan Rus

More information: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35

You can also buy tickets in Ancient Kyiv

In connection with unpredictable situations, weather conditions, the administration of the Ancient Kyiv can make changes to the content and timing of the program.

*One entry ticket operates per person for one day of the event!

In case of not holding (cancellation) of the event, the Buyer returns 100% of the nominal value of the ticket. In the case of returning a ticket at the buyer's initiative, a commission of 10% is deducted from its value, which is not subject to return to the buyer. The ticket may be returned, in case of a buyer's appeal no later than one day prior to the day of the event, until 16:00 a.m., except for weekends and holidays.

The cost of an entrance ticket is included

  1. Entrance to Ancient Kyiv.
  2. Participation in gaming programs for children and adults.
  3. Entrance to museum of historical costumes, visiting of expositions.
  4. Parking.
  5. WC.
  6. Other activities on the tilting yard during the program.

*Services are provided by the partners of Ancient Kyiv.

The program may change!


+38044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
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Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus
Kopachov, Ukraine

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