Equiwings Sports to unveil the Tent Pegging Premier League in India

New Delhi: Equiwings Sports in association with Federation for Promotion of Global Economic & Cultural Relations (FGECR) organised the “1st International Conference on Equestrian Tent Pegging & its Future”. The Webinar on weekend was intended to bring together all stake holders of Equestrian Tent Pegging around the World. The stake holders are primarily the Tent Pegging Players at International, National, State and Local levels along-with Tent Pegging Coaches, Administrators, Promoters, National Federations, Clubs, Schools, Sponsors, Service Providers, Sports Event Managers, Sports Journalists, TV Broadcasters and Equipment Manufacturers.

The Conference was able to bring latest information from the leaders of Tent Pegging Fraternity and appraise the work done in the last one decade and what the future holds for Tent Pegging around the world. The Conference also outlined the scope and opportunities offered by the pursuant of the Sport.

In a major announcement Ahmad Afsar, Former Coach & Manager of Indian Tent Pegging Team said, “Equiwings Sports is also planning to unveil the Tent Pegging Premier League in India. As India is a leading force in promotion & development of Equestrian Tent Pegging, the future development course will likely be more dependent on India to take this Sports & its players to the next level.’’

The Conference held good in terms that recently India’s Ajay Sawant had been conferred with India’s prestigious ARJUNA AWARD for his International performance in Tent Pegging.

The Speakers of the Conference were: Sheikh Md. Issa Al Fairuz,President – International Tent Pegging Federation (ITPF), Ms. Dalene Baksa, Head – Women’s Committee – ITPF, Mr. Paul Brown, President – British Tent Pegging Association, President – European Tent Pegging Federation, Mr. Mohammed Salim Al Maliki, Chair – Tent Pegging Committee, Asian Equestrian Federation (AEF), Maj.Gen. N.S. Rajpurohit, Former EC Member – Equestrian Federation of India Col. Jaiveer Singh, Secretary General, Equestrian Federation of India (EFI), Mr. Abid Salim Khan Tarin, Dy.Secretary General, Asian Equestrian Federation (AEF) and Mr. Ahmad Afsar, Former Coach & Manager – Indian Tent Pegging Team & Director – Equiwings Sports.

The Road to Tent Pegging to become an Olympic Sport was discussed in detail and the road-map for Development of the Sport Internationally particularly in the Asian Region was discussed. The Asian Equestrian Federation (AEF) Tent Pegging Committee has decided to re-introduce Tent Pegging in ASIAN GAMES in China in 2022. Tent Pegging was last played in Delhi Asian Games in 1982, where India had won a Gold Medal.

The Conference had representation from Top Equestrian Tent Pegging Administrators from all continents. Total Online Registration of the Conference reached 722 from 19 countries like Oman, India, Germany, USA, Pakistan, Nepal, Norway, Canada, Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, South Africa, Great Britain, Morocco, Yemen and Australia.

The Federation for Promotion of Global Economic & Cultural Relations (FGECR), the organiser of the Conference conveyed their full support for the development of Tent Pegging. Mr. Brijesh Mathur, President of FGECR. Mr. Sachin Vats, Chairman of Gurukul Horse Riding Club and Vice-President of FGECR thanked all International Speakers and participants which made the conference a super success.

 

 

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