The schedule of the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial International Horse Riding Competition was declared today by the Heritage Equestrian Sports Academy and Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, in Fatehgarh Sahib. As per the schedule, the events will take-off with the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, September 15 at 8 AM. Finance Minister of Punjab Manpreet Singh Badal will preside over the opening ceremony. On 15th and 16th September the Round A and B of National Tent pegging and International Children Show Jumping Competition will be organized. Open Jumping (Top Score), Open Jumping (Knock Out), Lance and Sword, Gallows (Ring) and Peg – Lance Lemon and Peg will take place on 17th September. The fixtures on 18th September will include Children’s Jumping ‘Fault and Out; Young and Junior Rider ‘Fault and Out’; Senior, Young and Junior Rider’s Medley Relay (Pole Bending, Jumping and Tent Pegging). Tent-pegging team (Sword), Children’s Jumping, Young and Junior Rider’s Jumping, and Open Jumping (Six bar) will be held on 19th September. The events on 20th September will include Tent-pegging Lance, Final Round of Children’s Jumping and Open Jumping.
Col Sarpartap Singh (Chief Show Organizer) and BBSBEC principal Dr M S Grewal said that Manpreet Singh Badal will inaugurate the event, SSP of Fatehgarh Sahib will be the Chief Guest on 16th September. SGPC President Avtar Singh and Deputy Commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib Yashveer Mahajan will grace the occasion on 17th September, Animal Husbandry Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike will be the Chief Guest on 18thSeptember, MLA of Sirhind Didar Singh Bhatti will be Chief Guest on 19th September. Parminder Singh Dhindsa will distribute the prizes at 5 PM on September 20.
Contributed by: Gurpreet Singh Mehak
Date: September 13, 2010