Global Group of Institutes Establishes Horse Riding Club
Global Group of Institutes – Amritsar, a pioneer educational hub (since 2008) has become the first of its kind to introduce Horse Riding Club in its campus to encourage students to start riding, while providing them with opportunities in the field that they would not be able to reach on their own. Globally, Horse-riding is gaining new ground as a hobby and a competitive sport and a score of riding centres are getting established to cater to the growing demand. Riding has a long and proud history in India but it has till now mostly been the preserve of the very wealthy. Today, however, more and more children from upper-class families are taking riding lessons in metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune.
The progressive management of the institutes deserves special appreciation for taking a unique step for its students to fulfil their dreams of horse riding as a hobby which could become high valued professional activities for some of them.
Horse riding training is being planned in the morning and evening sessions at the institute campus. Four trained horses of THOROUGHBRED breed have been acquired. Special Stable designed in house provides a separate stall for each horse, which prevents horses injuring each others, separates horses of different genders, allow for individual regimens such as restricted or special feeding, and makes handling easier.
Additionally all the stalls are air cooled, properly ventilated and illuminated with separate feed tanks for solid feed & water for these high valued horses. A separate bathing area, sand bath area and the storage of special feed & related materials, is the example of further special design. It is facilitated with 24 hrs water supply & power back up for all its inhabitants.
Sand filled 100 feet diameter arena has been constructed to allow horse and rider pair to exercise safely. The institutes also have sufficient fields for the horses to graze the green natural best quality grass and also for free movements of the horses.
Apart from the facilities provided in the stable for the horses, the institute has recruited a very capable experienced trainer who has previously served in the The President Bodyguard, Rastrapati Bhavan New Delhi. He will render the professional coaching to the students with utmost care. It’s expected that the physical fitness maintained by smooth & comfortable horse riding will refresh the students with full of enjoyment, to concentrate on the main objective of excelling in their studies.
Dr Akashdeep Singh Vice Chairman Global Group of Institutes opined that horse is a great partner in sports with 10 times your body weight and 25 times your strength.
An equine companion who teaches you not only mental discipline, leadership and patience, but also commitment and bonding. Literature and legend are full of examples, from Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty to Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse. In India, the loyalty and heroism of Maharana Pratap’s steed Chetak has been the stuff of ballads, He added.