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Princess-Zoom Horse Show from tomorrow

BANGALORE, SEPT. 29. Princess Academy of Equitation, a venture of the Princess of Mysore Rajkumari Meenakshi Devi and Zoom Developers will stage The Great Bangalore Horse Show at the Palace grounds here from Oct. 1 to 3. The event is being conducted under the aegis of the South India Equestrian Association.

The Princess-Zoom Horse Show will have events in Show Jumping, Dressage, Tent Pegging and Gymkhana. The last event will be a fun event for children.

The horse show is being held to popularise the sport of equestrian among children.

The focus will be on school children and three major schools, Lawrence School, Lovedale, Jain International Residential School, Bangalore and Montford , Yerecaud will be sending their wards to participate in the show.

Apart from the schools, the best riding clubs in South India and Army Supply Corps, College and Centre along with the Mysore Mounted Police will also be participating.

Addressing the media, Mr. Venkatachallam, President of SIEA said that a number of riders with potential to make it big in the sport would be seen in action. Champion riders Nidhi Dev and Alia Dasgupta displayed their riding skills at the press briefing.

"We hope to groom youngsters for future events like the Asiad and the Olympics," Mr. Venkatachallam added. The Great Bangalore Horse Show is likely to become an annual feature on the Southern Equestrian Circuit and over the years, the organisers hope to attract foreign participation similar to the Samsung and Volvo international circuits.

The event will feature some 100 horses and 200 riders.

The winning youngsters will receive Rs. 10,000 and trophies for the first placed, Rs. 3000 and Rs. 2000 for the runner-up and third placed. Hampers and mementos will be awarded to other riders also. — Our Special Correspondent

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