It’s the beginning of March and Red Earth Riding School is gearing up to host its annual horse show, the Pondicherry Equestrian Challenge. Over sixty horses from Chennai, Bangalore, Tirupur, Coimbatore and Pune will be coming to town to take part in the PEC. Our Auroville riders will be competing against some of India’s best riders in Dressage and Show Jumping!

Five-star FEI judge Natallia Rubashko will be coming from Belarus to lend her Dressage expertise. International Show Jumping judge Lt. Gen. Ravi Swamy will be overseeing the jumping events.


Please note that events will take place between 6.30 a.m. and 9 a.m., and then resume from 4 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Thursday 9th March

Morning: Dressage and 60cm & 70cm Show Jumping Result

Afternoon: 110cm & 120cm Show Jumping Result

Friday 10th

Morning: Dressage and 100cm Show Jumping Result

Afternoon: 110cm & 140cm Show Jumping

Saturday 11th

Morning: 75cm Show Jumping, Dressage and 85cm Show Jumping

Afternoon: 105cm & 6 Bar Show Jumping

Sunday 12th

Morning: 90cm Grand Prix & 115cm Grand Prix Show Jumping

Afternoon: 105cm Fun Event & 130cm Grand Prix Show Jumping

This is going to be a fantastic spectator event with riders of all ages participating and fabulous displays of equestrian talent. Between events, stop by the snack bar, which will be offering drinks and breakfast, and Roma’s Kitchen as well as Dhiya’s will have stalls offering tasty refreshments in the afternoon.

We hope you will all come out to Red Earth to support our Auroville riders and enjoy the festive ambiance!

Red Earth Team