08-MAY-2017: AMU Riding Club organises 128th Equestria
Aligarh, May 8: The Aligarh Muslim University Riding Club recently hosted the 128th Equestria as a part of the on-going Sir Syed Ahmad Khan?s Bicentenary Celebrations. AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (Veteran) presided over the event.
While delivering the presidential address, General Shah said that AMU has a historical Riding Club, where students can learn the sport and hone up their riding skills. He added that it is hoped that student members of the Riding Club will continue to bring laurels to the University.
He pointed out that efforts are been made to bring in more horses and more facilities in the Riding Club.
Meanwhile, Professor Farhat Naseem Siddiqui, President Riding Club, AMU during the welcome address pointed out that AMU is the only Indian university to have the distinction of having a Riding Club in Varsity campus. He pointed out that AMU riders have won several prizes in All India Equestrian events throughout the country. He further said that AMU riders have participated and won gold medals in Equestrian events associated with the India Army, BSF, State Police and President?s Bodyguards.
Prof Siddiqui also said that at least 17 members out of the 77 members of the Riding Club are females.
Captain Arham Khan headed the Equestria horse-show events, which included Tent Pegging, Team Tent Pegging, Show Jumping, Pole Bending, Ball and Bucket, Ball Picking, Musical Chairs and Gymkhana events. Meanwhile, Dr Asim Rizvi was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his association with the University?s Riding Club. Captain Khan also received the Running Winners Trophy.
General Shah with the Mr R P Singh Yadav, DIG, Aligarh distributed prizes to the participants during the conclusion of the Show.
Professor M Shoaib Zaheer, Secretary Games Committee proposed the vote of thanks. Dr Asim Rizvi conducted the event. Dr Shabber Habib Alvi, Vice President, Riding Club was also present on the occasion.
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