BATANG GRASSLANDS, China — Women came in finery, wearing bright silk dresses, silver belts and necklaces with turquoise and coral. Men sauntered across the field in boots and cowboy hats. Some nomads had ridden motorcycles for days from valleys in Sichuan Province.
They came to this green-carpeted plain for the annual Tibetan horse festival, three days of horse racing, yak riding and archery.
But Tibet being Chinese-ruled Tibet, the Himalayan rodeo also had a display of martial force.[Source]