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Equestrian no longer an elite sport: Imtiaz Anees

Deepankar Sharda

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, October 29

One in every of India’s most adorned equestrian Imtiaz Anees believes that the game nonetheless wants consideration from the company world and the federal government.

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“Ours is a sport which wants numerous land, the place we search for the federal government assist. And to draw an increasing number of participation, we’d like contributions from the company sector. If we examine with different nations, we nonetheless have lots to cowl. That is the one sport the place women and men compete with one another and furthermore a complete household can take part, which is exclusive in a approach,” Anees mentioned on the sidelines of the Chandigarh Horse Present.

The 50-year-old, who competed within the particular person occasion on the Sydney Olympics in Sydney in 2000 and completed twenty third general, mentioned that the game had gained reputation prior to now few years.

“It’s now not a sport of the elite class. Through the years, we have now seen many good riders coming from humble backgrounds. This sport may be very a lot within the attain of the widespread man and we have now to cut back this hole additional by taking an increasing number of individuals alongside. Furthermore, the type of publicity we have now may be very a lot making this sport well-liked amongst individuals from all courses,” mentioned Anees.

Providing tricks to the children, Anees mentioned it appeared like a person sport, however it actually was a workforce recreation.

“The riders ought to have an excellent equation with their horse. The horse is equally necessary. Many instances a rider is stuffed with enthusiasm, however the horse will get some type of harm. The rider has to take correct care of his/her horse. So, it’s not a person sport,” Anees defined.

He additionally careworn the necessity to enhance and promote professionalism in teaching.

“It is a vital a part of the sport. This may solely enhance by varied alternate programmes with different nations. Equestrian is an Olympic sport and wishes correct consideration. The Equestrian Federation of India does their half, however I really feel there must be extra exchanges on teaching/camp/seminars with different nations,” he mentioned.

The three-day occasion, which is being held in affiliation with The Press Reporter publication, began with a lot fanfare.

Over 100 riders participated in leaping occasions on Day 1 of the occasion.

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