Founded in the year 1968 by Late Captain Kundan Singh, Delhi Riding Club has established a reputation of creating a strong foundation for amateur riders. The structured approach used by the trained instructors ensures that the riders develop confidence over time and practice. It provides a combination of riding facilities all through the year on regular membership basis and otherwise.
1.The riding club is equipped with 11 horses (as on 04th Aug 2008) in its stables and sourced from polo clubs and army units.
2.The riding takes place in an undisturbed and exclusive ring.
3.The club can provide appropriate riding dress on request.
4.The club has experienced and trained instructors who interact with riders to assess their understanding of instructions in English and consistently evaluate the riders to give feedback for improvement.
5.An experienced staff member per horse manages the horses in the ring with the riders till the riders are able to ride the horses independently. This graduation takes about 1 year.
Riders are expected to go through the basics to familiarize themselves with horses and instructors way of imparting training.
1.Basics: Also referred to as walking the horse, the riders learn the correct way to mount, dismount, sit, hold and handle the horse. This takes approximately 30-35 hours of training depending on the riders interest, practice and ambition.
2.Trot: The trot as we know is a two step gait, the riders learn both sitting trot and rising trot. This requires focus on the rider’s body movements as much as practice with the horse.
3.Canter: Riding a canter is more advanced and faster than riding a trot but it is a little slower than riding a gallop. It is a disciplined effort made by the horse and the rider and is less balanced. The riders interested in learning activities like Galloping, Jumping, Racing may need to contact clubs that promotes equine sport and activities.