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Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan to host National Indigenous and Endurance Championship
Eighth National Indigenous and Endurance Championship will be held on March 31 and April 1 in Jhunjhunu of Rajasthan instead of Jaipur as long as the horse race track is not available in the city, reported Rajasthan Patrika.

All events in this horse show will be strictly for the indigenous breed of horses like Marwari, Kathiawari, Sindhi, Manipuri, Spiti and Zanskari. According to the organizers of the event, all horses would have to be registered free of charge by the identification papers for which facility will be available on the venue grounds.

The Marwari horses of Rajasthan are going be the main attraction of the show. A Marwari horse is a rare breed of horse from the Marwar region of the state characterised by inward-turning ear tips. This type of horse comes in all equine colours and at times with pinto patterns popular with serious buyers and breeders. It is known for its hardiness and a natural ambling gait. It is said that the Marwari horses descended from native Indian ponies crossed with Arabian horses.

Events of horse in hand, reval chal, 150 meters run, dancing, decoration, tent pegging in Indian style with lance or sword, tent pegging comprising of 4 riders, show jumping, acrobatic riding, endurance runs of 60 to 120 kms will be the main highlights of the show.

For the entertainment of the spectators some gymkhana events like barrel racing, jalebi race, musical chairs, needle and thread race, ball and bucket race and sandle and haystack race will also be organized.

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