Gursobha Singh of SAS Nager has brought laurels to his family, school and the state that exceed the expectations of even his father Kamalbir Singh Dhindsa and mother Navjot Kaur.
Not only has Gursobha (12) been actively riding and competing in Equestrian competitions; he is also currently the National Champion – Show Jumping. Gursobha is the first child rider in India, ever, to have flawlessly cleared all four rounds in the FEI International Children’s Jumping Championship and to claim a top bracket World ranking. Trained in the classical principles of Equitation, Gursobha has been twice adjudged ‘The Best Child Rider’ in the Nation’s biggest and the most prestigious horse show ‘The Delhi Horse Show’. A grade seven student at the Yadwindra Public School, Patiala, Gursobha won two gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze medal at the Delhi Horse Show.
Besides the sport of Horse Riding, Gursobha has been performing terrifically in the field of academics too. Born on September 3, 1998, Gursobha has been scoring above 90 per cent since the Grade 3. Sports have been in his blood as his father has been training horses in USA for more than four years, and his mother has also represented India in the Basketball championships. Gursobha says his aim is to win an Olympics Gold for the Nation. He informed that he had been riding since he was seven years old. He dedicates his success to the passion of his parents to develop him as a quality horse rider. Gursobha is participating in the Show Jumping (Normal) and FEI Show Jumping competitions in the currently running Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial Horse Show at Fatehgarh Sahib. He owns five horses namely, Baavla, Sahibjain, Feroza, Jaimal and Archilles.
Photo Caption : Pictures of Gursobha Singh
Contributed by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Date: September 17, 2010