Thursday, January 08, 2015

India: National Equestrian Endurance from Jan 9

Assamtribune.com

Our Bureau

DIBRUGARH, Jan 6 – The Equestrian Federation of Assam will be hosting the National Equestrian Championships, Endurance 2015 from January 9 to 11 here.

With the successful hosting of the events in the past, Dibrugarh is fast becoming a lead destination for Endurance in the country. The event will be held over a 60, 80 and 100 km for the senior category and 40 km for the juniors. The track for the championships will go through the picturesque tea estates, skirting the mighty Bhramaputra. The unique landscape of Upper Assam lends itself naturally as an ideal destination for the sport.

The event although hosted by the Equestrian Federation of Assam, is being held under the aegis of Equestrian Federation of India and all major National teams are likely to participate. This year’s meet will see the participation of more than 60 horse and rider teams. Also for the first time the event will witness a maximum participation in Endurance from the region, including a nine-member team from Assam Police.

For the Junior National championships we have confirmed entries from Assam Valley School Tezpur, DPS Numaligarh and Royal Global School, Guwahati. Over and above these, a strong contingent is expected from Manipur Equestrian Association. Meanwhile Siddhartha Sharma, secretary general, Equestrian Federation of Assam, thanked the Equestrian Federation of India for allotting these events to Assam, thereby providing opportunity for the riders from NE India to compete at the National level within the region.