Friday, January 22, 2010

India: Riders Collect Trophies

Telegraphindia.com

by OUR CORRESPONDENT

Endurance Meet

Dibrugarh, Jan. 22: Indian riders from the Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) today emerged the best in both individual as well as team events in the Eastern Himalayan Ride (International Invitational Endurance Championship) held in Dibrugarh.

Altogether 30 riders of international repute from nations like the UK, Switzerland, the US, Argentina and hosts India took part in the 60km daylong international event.

Acting lance dafedar (ALD) Krishan Kumar from RVC riding a horse named Chandan won the gold in the individual category.

Kumar was followed by Suse Kathi Muhlethaler of Switzerland (astride Monu) and Martha Misheff from the USA (astride Moon Star).

In the team event, the RVC-A team bagged the top spot. The team was represented by Naib Subedar Rajesh Kumar (astride Prince Top), dafedar Pradeep Kumar (astride Terminator), ALD Beant Singh (astride Vicky) and ALD Deep Chand (astride New Star).

The RVC-B team came second. This team was represented by ALD Krishan Kumar (astride Chandan), Sawar (SWR) Ramesh Kumar (astride Hercules), SWR Amit Yadav (astride Noble Man) and SWR Mukesh Kumar (astride Jan Baj).

The Director General Assam Rifles Equestrian team came third.

The event was hosted by the Equestrian Federation of Assam (EFA) with assistance from the EFI.