Equestrian trials held in Meerut ahead of Asian Games

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 27 (ANI): Eight Indian horse riders have been selected for the ensuing Asian Games at the National Equestrian Trials conducted in Uttar Pradesh”s Meerut city on Tuesday.

Scores of riders from all over the country with 102 individuals and 18 teams competed for the honors in the Pre-Novice category and 34 individuals and 7 teams tried their luck in the Novice category.

“Today probable selection of the eventing trial took place. Today, the selection for the riders and the horses that would take part in the Asian Games, which are to be held in Guangzhou in China in October, took place,” said Lieutenant General J K Srivastava.

“A national level team of equestrians and the horses were selected that would compete in the Games. Today is the third day of the selection. This eventing trial started on April 24,” he added.

Lieutenant General Srivastava further said that he is hopeful that the equestrians selected would win gold medals in the games and do India proud.

Riders from Remount Veterinary Corps, 61 Cavalry, ASC, Indian Military Academy, President Body Guard, DG Assam Rifles, Haryana Police and many a civilians took part in both individual and team events.

The 16th Asian Games also known as the XVI Asiad are to be held in Guangzhou in China from November 12 to November 27 in 2010.

Guangzhou will be the second city in China to host the games after Beijing in 1990. (ANI)