National Equestrian Championship to be held in Mumbai from Saturday

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS): The National Equestrian Championship of show jumping for 2021-22 will take place from January 29 to February 5 at the Amateur Riders Club (ARC) at Mahalakshmi racecourse in Mumbai, the national federation announced on Friday.

Athletes aged 14 and above will be eligible for participation in the seven-day event, which is being organised by the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI).

Athletes from Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata along with host city Mumbai, will be taking part in the showjumping annual event which will have two rounds each, the (EFI) said in a release.

The competition will be in five categories -- Novice, Grade III, Grade II, Grade I, and Grand Prix.

Shyam Mehta, President of Amateur Riders Club (ARC) Mahalaxmi Race Course, said, "In terms of precautions, we've made sure to abide by all the rules and guidelines laid down by the authorities. The safety of players, teams, and staff is the top priority for us. We wish all of the participants the very best."

Col Jaiveer Singh, Secretary-General, EFI said, "The course designer for this championship is an FEI CD level 3 from Austria. For the first time ever, the NEC will be telecasted live for our audiences across the globe through an app."

The tournament will be a closed-door event and no spectators are allowed inside the premises of ARC.



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