As you know that the most beautiful and selection of Horses had always been in Privy Stables at The Topkapi Palace.
Horse is a very important component or symbol at the history of ottoman dynasty. In this contex horses have always esteemed by sultans.
Especially, at the time of the Sultan Murad IV the best horses ornameted with the most beautiful harnesses and the archers showed at back of the Enderun Courtyard on horseback for the sultans’ pleasure. These demonstrations were watched by the sultans from the kiosk at the forth courtyard of the palace. Oneday while sultan Murad IV. was watching one of these shows from the kiosk he could not stand himself because he was very exiting during the show and became involved in the Archer’s show or another sport organization with horse.
Some of these historical activities were re-animated at the Palace at last days. Within the scope of this, Artist Cemal Hünal and friends organized horseriding, archery and aviary shows in the name of Club of Horse Archery of Istanbul at the Palace at the date April 17th 2013.