A total of 17 countries - Great Britain, Russia, USA, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Iran, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kazaksthan and Qatar - have confirmed their participation in the event to be held at the Sector 21 NOIDA Sports Stadium.

The International Equestrian Tent Pegging Championship 2015 will be a part of The Penta Grand 2015, a yearly national level event, being organised from February 26 to March 15, the Equestrian Federation of India said in a release.

Apart from the International Equestrian Tent Pegging Championship it will also include the Asian Equestrian Tent Pegging Championship, National Equestrian Tent Pegging Championship, the Great Noida Horse Show and National Awards Night.

Tent Pegging is a sport that features a mounted horseman riding at a gallop and uses a sword or a lance to pierce pickup and carry away a small ground target symbolic of a tent peg. Tent pegging was included as an official sport by Olympic Council of Asia in 1982 and is an International schedule game on Tuesday.

National, Asian and international equestrians will compete in categories like: individual tent pegging – Lance, Team Tent Pegging – Lance, Individual Tent Pegging – Sword, Team Tent Pegging – Sword,  Individual Rings & Pegs – Lance, Individual Lemon & Pegs – Sword, Paired Tent Pegging – Lance &
Sword, Indian File – Lance & Sword.

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