SECOND EDITION OF ‘SPUR’ TESTS CONDUCTED AT EQUESTRIAN TRAINING

21 Cadets of various terms participated in the Second edition of ‘Spur’ Tests conducted at Equestrian Training Complex, Indian Naval Academy (INA) on Friday, 14 April 2017. 
A spur, which is used in many equestrian disciplines, is a metal tool designed to be worn on the heels of riding boots with the purpose of controlling a horse. The cadets who qualifies the series of horse control test would be awarded the coveted ‘Spur’. 
The test comprises of written test, dressage and show jumping. Dressage is a highly skilled form of horse riding performed in exhibition and competition. It is also performed as an art, solely for the sake of mastery over Horse riding. 
A show jumping comprising of vertical, parallels and combination jumps has been set up at the Zamorin beach for the ‘Spur Test’. Midshipman Piyush Chaudhary of Eagle Squadron and Cadet Yagvalik Singh of Cheetah Squadron won the ‘Spurs’ during the event.