Asian Games 2022 equestrian trials to be held in Mumbai

The trials will be held at Amateur Riders Club from December 12 to 16.

The event, organised by the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI), will be open to athletes aged 16 and above.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Mumbai is set to host the equestrian (show jumping) trials for the 2022 Asian Games at the Amateur Riders Club (ARC) at Mahalakshmi race course from December 12 to 16.

The event, organised by the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI), will be open to athletes aged 16 and above. The competitors, hailing from Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai along with host city Mumbai, will take part in two rounds for teams and individuals under the following categories:

(a) Show Jumping 1.40 m over two rounds for team qualification

(b) Show Jumping 1.50 m over two rounds for individual qualification

Mumbai, which hosts the event for the first-time ever, will also host the Junior National Equestrian Championship (JNEC) and Senior National Equestrian Championship (SNEC) in December and January, respectively.

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"We are obliged to host two trials of Asian games at ARC in December and January respectively. In 2021 ARC hosted numerous tournaments including REL qualifiers, FEI jumping world challenge and other events which were happening at regular intervals and occasions. In recent months we witnessed many youngsters keenly turn up to take on the sport by participating in as many practice sessions apart from tournaments. We’re excited to see the competition as this will bring in the best from across the country who will further represent India at the international stage,” Shyam Mehta, President of ARC, said,

Colonel Jaiveer Singh, Secretary General of EFI, said that the federation was keen on providing international exposure to Indian riders ahead of the 2022 Asian Games and was delighted to bring the event to Mumbai after the successful completion of the first show jumping selection trial in Bengaluru.

"This will be an opportunity for all promising athletes & horses across the country to showcase their skills and secure a place for themselves to represent India at the 19th Asian Games. Show Jumping as an individual and team sport is gaining popularity and the federation will continue to promote the sport and support athletes to compete at the highest level," he added.

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