Purevsurengiin Togtokhsuren is simply 13 years of ages, however he’s currently an experienced jockey. This year noted his 5th time contending in the competition of Naadam, Mongolia’s yearly summertime celebration. The celebration commemorates the 3 “macho fine arts” of Mongolian culture– equine racing, battling and also archery.
Johannes Eisele photographed Purevsurengiin on July 8-11 throughout the Naadam races in Khui Doloon Khudag, near Ulaanbaatar.
Purevsurengiin’s father and mothers sent him to function as a jockey after a serious winter season in 2010, the AFP records. Mongolian child jockeys generally make regarding $ 250 a month for their households, while their instructors spend for their food and also institution.
Mongolian races are much longer compared to Western ones, and also Naadam programs could be anything from 15 to 30 kilometers long (9 to 18 miles) depending upon the equine. In spite of a solid efficiency in 2014, Purevsurengiin can be found in 30th location in this year’s race.
UNICEF has actually increased worries regarding the security of child jockeys. 2 kids were eliminated and also 24 even more were wounded in the 2013 Nadaam races. “Using kids as jockeys for the function of making revenue or home entertainment is an infraction of kids’s right to security from exploitation and also hazardous labour and also puts them in fantastic risk,” it stated in a declaration.