10-MAY-2017: AMU Girls thrill equestrian lovers with riding skills
Aligarh, May 10: Girl members of Aligarh Muslim University?s Riding Club recently thrilled equestrian lovers by showing their skills in the events of tent pegging, show jumping, carrot cutting, ladies hacks, pole bending, ball and bucket, musical chairs, and cola race astride some of the most beautiful horses of the varsity?s Riding Club. The show was organised by AMU?s 128-years-old Riding Club.
Professor Farhat Naseem Siddiqui, President Riding Club, AMU and mentor to the Riding Club members said the female student members of the Riding Club have bringing accolades to the University by winning gold medals with their participations in Equestrian events associated with the India Army, BSF, State Police and President?s Bodyguards.
He added that these student members are exceptionally talented riders, who have performed very well in National events. ?We have an Army like discipline in the University?s Riding Club and all our members follow the necessary rules to hone up their skills,? said Prof Siddiqui adding that the AMU also offers special sports scholarships to the girl student members and other Riding Club members for their academic and sports pursuits.
After displaying her extraordinary riding skills during the Horse Show, the Super-Senior of the Riding Club?s female members, Ms Sufiya Khalid said that various events in horse-shows are extremely tricky and riders need a lot of perfection to execute these tricks. She added that the Riding Club members have been trained very well by their seniors and mentors.
Meanwhile, a very known face among students in the University, Ms Kulsum Salahuddin, who is a senior member of the club said that the equestrian sport is developing in India as these events are been encouraged all over the country. Ms Salahuddin had recently participated in the Delhi Army Horse Show. She has been participating in National equestrian events in different parts of the country.
Other senior and junior members, Ms Nabila Zehra, Ms Shagla Parveen, Ms Zain Majid, Ms Fareha Butool, Ms Nadia Khan, Ms Nida Malik and Ms Akansha Sharma said that besides giving a platform for the student riders, the University?s Riding Club is also a breeding ground for the future of equestrian sport in the country.
AMU Riding Club Captain Mr Arham Khan, who headed a similar horse show, earlier in the week, said that AMU?s Riding Club has 17 female members, who are capable of bringing laurels in any National event. Mr Khan also showed his riding skills during the show.
The show had guests from the University and equestrian enthusiasts from different parts of the country, who cheered and encouraged AMU?s riders.
Dr Asim Rizvi conducted the programme and also proposed the vote of thanks.
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