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Gaurav Purohit & Horse Escobar achieved their first MER for Dressage Competition for Asian Games 2022

Gaurav Pundit & Escobar with jury at the Rosette ceremony

New Delhi, 16 November, 2021: Second selection trials for Dressage competition for 19th Asian Games 2022 are being held in Bengaluru from 15th to 18th November 2021 at ASC center and College Bengaluru. On second day of the trials, rider Gaurav Pundit & horse Escobar achieved their first MER for team category – for Asian games 2022. 

Aiming to promote the equestrian activities in India, Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) is organizing multiple events in India. Indian Army has also been extending all possible support. This time ASC Centre & College, Bangalore has volunteered to provide infrastructure, manpower, medical and veterinary teams for sake of resumption of the equestrian activities held up due to COVID challenges

Dressage is described as “the highest expression of horse training” where horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements. Dressage competitions consist of a series of individual tests with an increasing level of difficulty. The most accomplished horse and rider teams perform FEI tests, written by the international equestrian governing body called the Fédération Équestre Internationale or FEI. The highest level of modern competition is at the Grand Prix level. This is the level test ridden in the prestigious international competitions (CDIs), such as the Olympic games, Dressage World Cup, and World Equestrian Games. Dressage governed by the rules of the FEI include the following levels: “small tour” (Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I) Intermediate A, Intermediate B and “big tour” (Intermediate II, Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special).

About Equestrian Federation of India

EFI is a recognised National Sports Federation (NSF) by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Indian Olympic Association and functions as per its statutes. Equestrian Federation was constituted in 1967 as Equestrian Federation of India (EFI). The Equestrian Federation of India joined the FEI in 1971 and has been sending teams in all equestrian disciplines in Asian Games since 1982.


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