This film has been nominated for a Vimeo Festival Award in the documentary catergory.

A horse trainer and his 10-year-old jockey face the biggest day of their year at Mongolia’s Naadam festival, which dates back to before Genghis Khan’s time and celebrates the ‘manly sports’ of wrestling, archery and racing.

By staff Dan Chung and Tania Branigan.

Shot on Canon 1DmkIV, 5DMkII, 550D and GoPro HD cameras. For more details on how it was shot please head over to

See​world/​2010/​jul/​20/​mongolia-nomads-livestock-winter-poverty for more on Mongolia from the Guardian.