National Equestrian Championship: Raju Singh, Maj Anant Rajpurohit emerge victorious

Meerut, May 2 (IANS) Raju Singh and Maj Anant Rajpurohit emerged winners of Pre Novice Eventing and Novice Eventing respectively in the National Equestrian Championship (NEC) at the RVC Centre & College, here on Monday.
 
National Equestrian Championship: Raju Singh, Maj Anant Rajpurohit emerge victorious

Meerut, May 2 (IANS) Raju Singh and Maj Anant Rajpurohit emerged winners of Pre Novice Eventing and Novice Eventing respectively in the National Equestrian Championship (NEC) at the RVC Centre & College, here on Monday.

The event, organised by the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI), marks the last competitive event in the federation's calendar as the EFI has successfully conducted all the events as per the schedule.

In Pre Novice Eventing, Dfr. Rana Pratap Singh and Maj Apurva Dabade grabbed second and third position respectively while in the Novice Eventing, Sthavi Asthana became the second and L/Dfr. Avdesh got the third position.

As part of the riding calendar, EFI had also conducted selection trials for the upcoming 19th Asian Games to be held in September this year at Hangzhou, China. The federation is in the process of finalising the selection and names of athletes who will represent the country will be announced shortly.

Lt Col MM Rahman, Joint Secretary, Equestrian Federation of India said, "I would like to congratulate all the athletes, organising committees of various events, the jury members and support staff for the wonderful performance and support which has contributed to a successful and prosperous season."

"The increasing level of competition and quality of both riders and horses are testament to yet another successful year in the development of equestrian sports in the country. As we look forward to the next riding season, the Equestrian Federation of India will continue on its mission to encourage, improve and promote all aspects of equestrian sports to enable Indian riders to compete successfully at the highest level," he said.

--IANS

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