Breeding of Stallions Started at Hamirpur Stud Farm

Horse Riding training to start here soon

(QNN) Hamirpur, April 17

Breeding of best breeds of horses started has been started in state’s perhaps first stud farm of its kind established by an entrepreneur last year at village Salasi near here. Notably, there is one horse and yak  breeding farm at Lari in district Lahaul and Spiti that only focus on preserving local breed of horses but the stud farm established here has started breeding Marwari breeds of Horses that is internationally acclaimed breed of Indian horses.

Trankit Sharma who is an animation expert said that idea to start horse breeding cropped up in corona pandemic when he had not much work to do. He said that his farther Ashwani Sharma encouraged his idea and they started researching on the subject. He said that last year in July they brought one mare ‘Yashodha’ of Marwari breed that was pregnant by seven months. He said that the first successful delivery of mare ‘Rukmani’ of Marwari breed in November last year was moral boosting. He said later two more horses including one female ‘Nora’ one male ‘Pratham’ both of Marwari breed were added to the farm.

On costing of horses he said that it depends on the DNA and bloodline of the horse and could start from Rs. one lac and go up to Rs. five crore. Pertinent to mention that the family members are nursing horses here all by themselves and have not hired workers for the task so far. The family had so far invested over Rs. 30 lac on establishment of the farm while more investment is inevitable.

Ashwani Sharma said that he is emotionally connected to animals and encouraged his son to start stud farm. He added that the family has planned to start Horse Riding School here too. He said that apart from sports and being a royal interest horses has great spiritual and historical value. He said that horse is known as son of Sun in Hindu mythology and contribution of horses in wars could not be undermined. He said that Marwari breed is very legendary blood line of Indian horses.

Meanwhile, the horse breeding farm and upcoming horse riding school here had added another feather to the cap of the district and many enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for the riding school to start.

Delivery by mare ‘Rukmani’ in November last year was moral boosting. Later two more horses including one female ‘Nora’ one male ‘Pratham’ were added to the farm.