Asian Games: Meet the dressage riders who ended India’s 41-year wait for an Asian Games equestrian gold medal. asian games 2023 news


New Delhi: India wins team dressage gold medal in equestrian sport asian games on Tuesday in Hangzhou, breaking a 41-year-old tradition at the continental event.
included in the team Divyakriti Singh riding on Adrenaline FirfodHeart Pierced (Chemxpro Emerald) and Anush Aggarwal (Etro) scored 209.205 percent to reach the top podium finish.
Sudipti Hajela was also part of the team, but only the top three scores in the event were counted. This is the first time in the history of the sport, India won a team gold in a dressage event. The last medal in dressage, a bronze, came during the 1986 edition. India last won gold in horse riding at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi.
Here’s a look at the riders who helped India win the team gold at the event.

Sudipti Hajela
age:21
From: Indore, Madhya Pradesh
training base: Pomphou, France
coach:Camille Judet Chéret
foreign support staff:Maynard Mandy (Groom)
He began his horseback riding journey at the age of six as a summer hobby, which soon turned into a career. Their current coach Camille Judet Chéret was part of the French Olympic team and the French national team.
Divyakriti Singh
age:23
From: Jaipur, Rajasthan
training base: Hagen ATW, Germany
coach: Insa Hansen
foreign support staff: David R. Counter (groom)
She trained frequently in Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria) during school and university and has also trained in Wellington, Florida, considered the equestrian capital of the world. After university, she moved to Europe in 2020 to train in preparation for the Asian Games and other international competitions. His horse riding journey started in the 7th grade of his school, where playing a sport was mandatory and he chose horse riding.
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age:25
hometown: Mumbai
training base: France
coach: Corentin Pottier
foreign support staff: Katharina Asbeck
From the young age of 6, he spent most of his life sitting on horseback. Over the last 10 years, he has regularly trained and worked in Europe with coaches such as Hannes Baumgart, Johan Zegers Emma Kanerva and in 2017 lived with British Olympian Emile Fourie for a period of one year. He completed his graduation in Business and Management from the University of London.
He is actively involved in developing the sport in India by assisting young riders in Mumbai, Pune and Pondicherry besides re-training horses for riding purposes. He moved to France in 2023 to train at the professional dressage stable in Pomphou.
Anush Aggarwal
age:23
hometown:Kolkata
training base: Borchen, Germany
coach: Hubertus Schmidt
foreign support staff: Alison Helen McIver (Groom)
When he was 3 years old, he sat on a horse for the first time at the Tollygunge Club in Kolkata. What started as a ritualistic weekend fun-trip soon turned into an obsession. When he was 8 his mother enrolled him in horseback riding lessons and he began competing in local events for children. Three years later, he started traveling to Delhi on weekends to fulfill his horse riding dream. This routine continued until he turned 16 and shifted his base to Delhi before moving to Germany to train under Hubertus Schmidt.
(Information Courtesy: Sports Authority of India)
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