Jaiveer bags rich haul of medals at Delhi Horse ShowDecember 10, 2018, Chandigarh, Delhi
Ten-year-old Jaiveer Makkar brought laurels to the city by winning a rich haul of medals in the Delhi Horse Show, at the Army Polo and Race Course (APRC), organised by the Equestrian Federation of India (EFI). He participated in two events of the U-12 category on his horses Royal Flame and Merrie Monarch. In the show jumping event, he first won the silver on Merrie Monarch with a clear round. He timed 56.48s (with a jump of 22.14s) to claim the second spot. He also beat his own record on his other horse Royal Flame again with a clear round and a timing of 56.24s (with a jump off of 24.48s) to claim the gold medal. He also won his second gold medal along with one bronze in the top jump (joker) event. Jaiveer scored a total 1040 points to win the gold medal Royal Flame, while on Merrie Monarch he scored 920 points for the bronze. In hacks (groups –II) event, he won two bronze medals. “I am happy with my performance and now focus on preparing for the Junior National Equestrian Championship, starting from December 20 at Tollygunge (Kolkatta),” said Jaiveer. He is a student of Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26 and trains at the Chandigarh Horse Riding Society (CHRS) Lake Sports Complex.