Imphal: The 2nd Horse Show of the Best Manipuri Pony Stallion, Mapa Sha, 2023, under the aegis of the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Services, Manipur, organized by the Manipuri Pony Society (MPS), was held at Mapal Kangjeibung on Saturday.
The best stallion prize was won by Corner (Mange/Bay) of Kh Yaikhomba of Nagamapal Polo Club. The 2nd best stallion prize was won by Kori (Bay) T Thomash of Imphal Riding Club and the third best award was cornered by a Karu (Black) of N Ranjan of Imphal Riding Club.
Altogether, 17 stallions aged four years and older participated in the competition.
The stallions were assessed by a team of judges comprising Dr A Debendra Singh, Dr Ch Jekendra Singh, Dr S Upendra Singh, and Dr Th Debendrakumar Singh.
The cash prizes of the horse show were sponsored by the Mangal Foundation. Miss Thokchom Praveena of the Foundation said that the Horse Show initiated by the Manipuri Pony Society as a clarion call to save the stallions is a step to saving Manipuri ponies we are happy to be a part of this important initiative by supporting the competition.
The idea behind organizing the Horse Show according to the President, of Manipuri Pony Society, Prof Ch Priyoranjan Singh, is to prevent early castration of the stallions and also to encourage rearing of the breed to ensure good quality of our ponies.
Dr Ng Ibotombi Singh Director of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Services Government of Manipur while encouraging the pony owners, polo clubs, Manipuri Pony Society and Mangal Foundation expressed that the department will extend all possible assistance in the future also.