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Polo | Club


CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF THE AMATEUR RIDERS' CLUB



10 March 2017 | Mumbai


The Amateur Riders' Club was established in 1942. The club was established by individuals who possessed steeds that were stabled at the Governor's bodyguards which is currently at the Regional Transport Office, Tardeo, Mumbai


The Amateur Riders' Club was established in 1942. The club was established by individuals who possessed steeds that were stabled at the Governor's bodyguards which is currently at the Regional Transport Office, Tardeo, Mumbai. The Governor's bodyguard stabled more than 95 horses which included steeds claimed by individuals from the Amateur Riders' Club
Situated in the heart of Mumbai, it is a center point for riding. The club gives riding lessons and showcases different exercises like demonstrating show jumping, polo, dressage and plot tent pegging. With the Amateur Rider's Club getting set for the Polo season this month, let us take a stroll through the world of fond memories praising the 75 years of one of India's biggest private riding clubs.
It is one of the most established private non-military personnel riding clubs in India. The game was initially held in Matheran in the mid-year of 1943 and from that point forward, they are being held at Mumbai consistently alongside other Polo tournaments & championships, Gymkhana races and other equestrian exercises.
After the stewardship of the principal Hon. Secretary Mr. Vithal Mehta, his great work was carried on by the following Hon. Secretary Major J D Mistry who thus passed on the reins to Vasant Banker. The club achieved higher stature progressively. The accomplishments of equestrian action in ARC are owed to the commitment of the legendary horseman Secretary Vasant Banker. He was followed by Col. Jalnawalla, Kamlendra Sinh and Col. YS Ahalawat.
Today the Amateur Riders' Club is among the premium foundations of its kind in the nation. The present stable complex was occupied in January 1977 and is deeply and profoundly obliged to the late Mr. C.C. Chokshi and his Committee for making this conceivable. The club today is the single biggest non-military personnel equestrian body in India having 1400 members.

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