Shruti Vora registers historic victory, becomes first Indian to win 3-star GP event

Shruti Vora

In the realm of equestrian sport, a new chapter has been written by Shruti Vora, who has become the first Indian rider to win a three-star Grand Prix event. This historic achievement has not only elevated Shruti’s stature in the sport but also marked a significant milestone for Indian equestrian.

Shruti Vora’s performance at CDI-3

The event, a CDI-3 held in Lipica, Slovenia from June 7-9, saw Shruti, astride Magnanimous, score an impressive 67.761 points. She finished ahead of Moldova’s Tatiana Antonenco (Aachen), who scored 66.522, and Austria’s Juliane Jerich (Quarter Girl), who completed the top 3 with a score of 66.087.

“I am extremely delighted with the result. I have worked hard, and the victory is indeed satisfying. The win has come in an Olympic year, and that makes it significant. The fact that I am the first rider from the country to win a three-star event makes it a special achievement. I will keep working hard to bring laurels for my country,” said Shruti.

Hailing from Kolkata, Shruti has represented India in the Dressage World Championship (2022) and the Asian Games (2010, 2014). Shruti also had a commendable show in the Grad Prix Special, which was simultaneously held at the same venue. She finished second behind the Antonenco-Aachen combo with a score of 66.085.

EFI Secretary General Col Jaiveer Singh said, “This is great news for the Indian equestrian fraternity. This inspiring performance from Shruti has made the country proud. Many women are taking up the sport, and such milestones will inspire many more riders to strive for excellence.”

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