Chogan - Persia Advisor

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Chogan is a horse-riding competition in which participants attempt to pass a ball through the goal of their opponent using their wooden sticks. This sport is accompanied by storytelling and music. Chogan was a Royal sport in Iran played back over 2000 years ago.

Royal courts and public fields were the most common places to play Chogan. The ritual game of Chogan involved three groups; first, horse-riders (players), second, storytellers or narrators, and third, musicians who infused a more exciting atmosphere to the game and among the spectators. Therefore, Chogan is at some point bonded to the sport and has roots in art and culture.