FEI Dressage World Challenge 2021 concludes

: Equestrian Federation of India (EFI), in continuation with its efforts to promote Equestrian sports in India organized Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Dressage World Challenge 2021

After successful completion of first selection trial for 19th Asian Games 2022 in Bengaluru last month, Dressage World Challenge 2021 was held in Delhi from 10th-11th November. A total of 32 prominent riders and 32 horses participated under four categories including Youth Category, Senior I category, Senior II category, Prix St-Georges.

Col Jaiveer Singh, Secretary General, Equestrian Federation of India says, “We are delighted that India is now on its way to become a force to reckon with pertaining to Equestrian Sports by hosting back to back FEI events in the country. The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) under World Challenge format conducts competitions for Dressage discipline in countries where Equestrian Sports is in developing stages. In India, FEI World Challenge Competitions are being held in two zones, North and South. We have successfully completed the North Zone competition today. Final competition for South Zone will be held in Bengaluru from 13h -14th November 2021”.

Youth Category

Name of Rider Name of Horse Position
Mr M Krishna Karthikeya Reddy Barclay 1st
Ms Amairah Chadha Juro 2nd
Ms Rania Sarkar Gulliver 3rd
M Krishna Karthikeya Reddy Biba 4th

Senior I Category

Name of Rider Name of Horse Position
Col Rohit Dagar Arjuna 1st
Mr Raju Singh Matakali 2nd
Dy SP Jitender Singh Frank Heights 3rd
Ms Sthavi Asthana Rustam Jee 4th

Senior II Category

Name of Rider Name of Horse Position
Ms Paridhi Joshi Sevilla 1st

Prix St-Georges  Category

Name of Rider Name of Horse Position
Ms Sweta Mirdha Hooda Divine Will 1st
Ms Paridhi Joshi Sevilla 2nd
Nb Ris Ankush Kumar Arjun 3rd

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).

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