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International horse ride even held in Assam

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    Dibrugarh (Assam), Jan. 23 (ANI): Seven teams and 30 individuals participated in an international horse ride event, organised by Equestrian Federation in Assam's Dibrugarh city on Friday.

    The event named 'Eastern Himalayan Ride' was a big draw here, as seven teams comprising 30 individuals from India, United Kingdom, Switzerland, USA and Argentina participated in the special event.

    It was a special experience for the riders who were thrilled to partake in the competition.

    "I am delighted to be here and honoured to have been invited. Everyone has been so friendly and so helpful. Horses are absolutely marvellous. Again, I am really honoured to be asked to ride such a lovely horse," said Cariene, rider from United Kingdom.

    The highly acclaimed 60-kilometre track was laid partly along the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra River and across the picturesque tea gardens.

    "It is international endurance ride, 60 kilometre endurance ride. We have named it Eastern Himalayan Ride. We had invited six countries out of which four have arrived. Four countries are participating here today from USA, UK, Switzerland and delegates from Argentina," said Siddharta Sharma, general secretary of Equestrian Federation of Assam.

    he first such event was held in 2003. (ANI)

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