Japalouppe Equestrian Games from Feb 1

SPORTS REPORTER
Thursday, 31 January 2019

The first event of MEG was held at Ceddar Equestrian Centre at Shikarpur and the second took place at Ride to Live Academy, Bhiwandi. This was followed by the third event - the Royal Kolhapur Horse Show at the New Palace Polo Ground in Kolhapur.

PUNE: The 9th Japalouppe Equestrian Games will be held at Japalouppe Equestrian Centre in Talegaon from February 1 to 3. 

The three-day event will witness over 100 horses and 200 riders from different riding schools participate in various categories. The event will also witness the Maharashtra Equestrian Group (MEG) Season Finale. MEG was formed to promote equestrian sports in the state. The first event of MEG was held at Ceddar Equestrian Centre at Shikarpur and the second took place at Ride to Live Academy, Bhiwandi. This was followed by the third event - the Royal Kolhapur Horse Show at the New Palace Polo Ground in Kolhapur.

The MEG events will have the Children, Junior and Open categories. In the Children’s category, participants will compete in Show Jumping Normal, Show Jumping Top Score, Show Jumping Relay (with juniors) and Dressage.

In the Junior category, participants will compete in Show Jumping Normal, Show Jumping Top Score, Show Jumping Relay (with Children), Show Jumping Challenge and Dressage.

The Open category will have Show Jumping Normal, Show Jumping Top Score, 3 Day Eventing, Fault N Out and Dressage.

The Japalouppe Events will include Children, Junior, Open, Beginner Category and Amateur Category. Participants will compete in Ball N Bucket, Pole Bending, Flag Race, Hat Race, Show Jumping Normal, Show Jumping Top Score, Equition and other events.

Yash Jalan who will be representing Japalouppe in the event said “I will be participating in the amateur category which has 2 events namely showjumping and equitation. It is a good platform for us amateur riders to compete in since it gives us an opportunity to test our skills. We don’t have to be professionals to compete as it is an event which helps even begginers to showcase our skills and learn from mistakes.    

Entry is free for all.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS
- Japalloupe Equestrian Centre
- Amateur Riding Club, Mahalaxmi Mumbai
- Ride to Live Academy, Bhiwandi Mumbai
- Ceddar Equestrian Center, Shikhrapur
- Kolhapur Equestrian Association, Kolhapur
- Mukesh R.Patel Riding Academy, Shirpur

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