This Tent Pegging Event In Lahore Proves That Pakistanis Have A TON Of Talent

By MangoBaaz Studio | 20 Nov, 2019

Tent pegging event in Lahore was so cool

As soon as the Lahori winters kick in, a plethora of events crowd the city’s social schedule. And this year, there was another addition to the already crowded event calendar for the city; tent pegging.

 

The Sarsabz National Tent Pegging Championship finally brought glory to the tent pegging sport in Lahore

While it was the third edition of the Sarsabz National Tent Pegging Championship 2019, it gained a ton of traction this year. 1200 riders and 300 teams from all over Pakistan took part.

 

Fatima Group and the Equestrian Federation sponsored this tent pegging event in Lahore

The event was hugely successful with a major number of participants playing the ancient sport. That’s right, tent pegging has been around for centuries! It hails from the subcontinent and was popularized internationally by European colonizers.

The game involves horses. It also happens to be one of the only 10 sports recognized by the International Equestrian Federation. That is high praise in itself! Players mount horses and wield swords or lances which they use to carry away a small grounded object which represents the ‘tent peg’. 

Source: hssntala_tiwana/Twitter

Pakistan is one of the few countries where this sport is incredibly popular and happens to have one of the highest number of players for the sport, according to the Secretary-General of the Equestrian Federation of Pakistan, Mr. Amer Munawar Siddiqi.

 

The event Lahore showcased just how many talented sportsmen in the craft we have in the country

It’s honestly a shame that the ancient sport hailing from our part of the world is super underrated. However, hopefully, with more events like these, it is likely to change.

Source: shtter_rao/Twitter

A lot of people have a clear knack for the sport in Pakistan and it is beautiful to see. The sport and those who play it need more exposure so that Pakistan can hopefully win the Olympic gold medal for the sport in the coming years.

Do you think you could be a potential player for the sport? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

Cover image via shtter_rao/Twitter


This post has been sponsored by Fatima Group.

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