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National Equestrian Championship for Eventing concludes in Meerut

MumbaiMay 2, 2022: The National Equestrian Championship (NEC) for Eventing conducted by the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) at the RVC Centre & College, Meerut concluded today. The event marks the last competitive event in the federation’s calendar as the riding season closes with the onset of summer. EFI has successfully conducted all the events as per the calendar schedule.

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.”


NEC – Pre Novice Eventing:

S. NoExhibitorName of RiderName of HorsePosition
1.SESARaju SinghMatakaali1st
2.PBGDfr. Rana Pratap SinghGalib2nd
3.61 CavalryMaj. Apurva DabadeYesaji3rd
4.61 CavalrySwr. Khushal SinghLogan4th

NEC – Novice Eventing:

S. NoExhibitorName of RiderName of HorsePosition
1.61 CavalryMaj. Anant RajpurohitStar Boy1st
2.MEASthavi AsthanaRustom Jee2nd
3.RVCL/Dfr. AvdeshPower3rd
4.RVCSwr. RamkumarAajtak4th

NEC – CN 1* – Intro Eventing:

S. NoExhibitorName of RiderName of HorsePosition
1.RVCNb/Ris Ankush KumarValegro1st
2.AENDfr. Pradeep KumarParinda2nd
3.DGARRfn. SurendraMonark3rd
4.BSFInsp. Sumer SinghChakori4th

NEC – CN 2* – S Eventing:

S. NoExhibitorName of RiderName of HorsePosition
1.ASCMaj. Piyush DeshmukhRamesses1st
2.AENSwr. Shaurya Pratap SinghTrend Setter2nd
3.RVCSwr. Praveen KumarPrince Volc3rd
4.61 CavalryMaj. Apurva DabhadeKanhoji4th

NEC – CN 3* – S Eventing:

S. NoExhibitorName of RiderName of HorsePosition
1.AENALD Raj KumarGolden Boy1st
2.AENDfr. Neel KamalRock2nd
3.AENDfr. Neel KamalAryan3rd

The season also served as an important stepping stone for the emergence of many budding athletes on the national platform and provided a level playing field for all athletes to develop and hone their skills.

About Equestrian Federation of India

Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) was constituted in 1967 as a governing body for Equestrian sports and is a recognized National Sports Federation (NSF) by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) and Indian Olympic Association. EFI is affiliated to the world governing body, Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) since 1971 and has been sending teams in all equestrian disciplines of Asian Games since 1982.


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