FEI Dressage World Challenge 2021
New Delhi, 15 November, 2021: 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 in Bengaluru from 13h -14th November 2021
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 were held in two zones, North and South.
A total of 29 horse-rider combinations participated in South leg of Dressage World Challenge 2021 under five categories, results of the same are as follows:-
S.No Name of Rider Name of Horse Result
(a) Mr Moksh Kothari Vadim De Savigny 1st position
(b) Ms Aadya Esha Paprika 2nd Position
(c) Mr Shlok Jhunjhunwalla Abra Kadabra 3rd Position
(d) Samartha Satyajit – Blue Casper 4th Position
Senior I Category
(a) Ms Isabelle Hasleder Red Indian 1st Position
(b) Ms Isabelle Hasleder Supreme Quest 2nd Position
(c) Ms Sanyogeeta Ashish Abra Kadabra 3rd Position
(d) Mr Vikas Kumar Paswan Campera 4th Position
Senior II Category
(a) Kavya Gopal Sechs Richtige 1st Position
Prix St-Georges Category
(a) Mr Gaurav Pundir GSE’s Escobar 1st Position
(b) Mr Yad Ram Azad 2nd Position
(a) Mr Yad Ram Azad 1st Position
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).
About Equestrian Federation of India
EFI is a recognised National Sports Federation (NSF) by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Indian Olympic Association and functions as per its statutes. Equestrian Federation was constituted in 1967 as Equestrian Federation of India (EFI). The Equestrian Federation of India joined the FEI in 1971 and has been sending teams in all equestrian disciplines in Asian Games since 1982.