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Xilinhua rides horse in her family ranch on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

XILIN GOL, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Summer vacation has been Xilinhua's favorite time of year. In order to attend middle school, the 14-year-old lives most of the time with her grandparents in downtown Xilinhot, separated from her parents who run a ranch on the Baiyinxile pasture. Therefore, summer means both relaxation and reunion to the seventh grader.

Xilinhua's father Gangsuhe is a famous horse rider. Learning from him, Xilinhua had also mastered equestrian skills when she was only ten. In this summer vacation, the girl has just taken part in a parade of horses during a Naadam event held near her family ranch.

Every day when she finishes her homework, Xilinhua has plenty of ways to enjoy summer with parents and pals, be it a ride on horseback or a round of traditional Mongolian board game.

Xilinhua (R) spends time with her friend Baoyintu on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua (R) and a friend watch a wrestling match during a Naadam event held on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Xilinhua shows her equestrian and archery medals at home in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Xilinhua reads a book on equestrian culture in downtown Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Xilinhua (L) and her father Gangsuhe take a rest after horse riding on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua watches a horse race during a Naadam event held on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua takes a rest on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua (L) and her father Gangsuhe take a rest after horse riding on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020.(Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua does homework at home in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua (L) and her father Gangsuhe ride horses in their family ranch on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua (R) and a friend ride horses on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Xilinhua rides a motorcycle in her family ranch on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua (1st L) and her friends visit an outdoor market during a Naadam event held on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Xilinhua (L) and her father Gangsuhe ride horses on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Xilinhua rides a horse during a Naadam event held on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua (2nd L) plays chess with her friend Baoyintu (4th L) on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua (L) and her father Gangsuhe ride horses on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Xilinhua watches a horse race during a Naadam event held on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Xilinhua herds horses on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua herds horses on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

Xilinhua removes the harness from her horse on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Lian Zhen)

Xilinhua (L) and her father Gangsuhe ride horses on the Baiyinxile grassland in Xilinhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)■

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