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Updated: February 17, 2014 14:20 IST

More to game than meets the eye

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Yashaan and Shambhavi, the first
two winners of the 105-cm jumping of the Equestrian Championship held in Puducherry on
Sunday. Photo: S.S. Kumar
The Hindu Yashaan and Shambhavi, the first two winners of the 105-cm jumping of the Equestrian Championship held in Puducherry on Sunday. Photo: S.S. Kumar

Equestrian Championship comes to an end; prizes presented

The Olympic sport of equestrian is more than a game; it is the manifestation of the best of man-human relationships, going by a remark that one of the organisers of the Pondicherry Equestrian Challenge 2014 said before the curtains went up on the event.

The riders and horses who were the best in sync cantered to the finish line, picking up trophies and prizes on the way.

After a contest drawn over two weekends that tested mettle of both man (in some cases, woman) and beast, the top prizes in each event were presented by Tourism Minister Rajavelu on Sunday evening.

Results

Below are the riders and horses (club) who bagged the first, second and third places respectively:

Level 1 dressage contest for youth below 14: Isaack Koshy and Ricardo (Embassy Intetrnational Riding School- EIRS), Tanishka and Crocodile Dundee (EIRS) and V. Vikas and Zindagi (Red Earth Riding School- RERS).

Level 2 dressage above 14 years: Jacqueline Kapur and Kalif (RERS) Hriday Chheda and Wesley (EIRS) AND Kali Varathan and Estigon (RERS).

Jumping Level 1 (below 14): Yashaan and Asjiel (EIRS), Shambhavi Ajila and Claudette (EQUESTRAIN Centre for Excellence -ECE) and Hriday Chheda and Obrigado (EIRS)

Jumping Level 2: above 14 : Nitin Gupta and Sparkle (ECE), Shambavi Ajila and Zoe, (ECE) and Gregory Lassus and Nash (RERS)

Fashion show

On Saturday, models walked the ramp at the Blender’s Pride Casablanca Fashion Show. They flaunted accessories from Ayesha, designer Chaitanya Rao’s creations, the latest collection from Upasana and brands stocked by Casablanca boutique department store. Art installations, graffiti on stables, music concerts were also part of the event at the Red Earth Riding School.

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