Avik Bhatia, aged 12, won two Gold medals and Silver at Junior National Equestrian Championship 2020 held at Army and Polo Riding Club, New Delhi. He was also declared as the ‘Best Rider’ in his category in the Championship. During the events, Avik also emerged as the best rider from the state of Punjab.
In merely a span of three months, Avik has won more than 10 Gold Medals in various Regional Equestrian Leagues across different states in Show Jumping and Dressage. At Jaipur, Rajasthan, Avik secured both top positions 1st and 2ndin ‘Show Jumping’ and won a Gold as well as the Bronze title in ‘Dressage.’ This was followed by Gold in the ‘Individual’ category at the AGL, New Delhi. He continued his winnings by achieving Gold in ‘Jumping’ and ‘Dressage’ at GSE, New Delhi. Thereafter, he secured three Gold medals at APRC.
Avik has been fortunate to have received the wishes and blessings of Union Sports Minister Shri. Kiren Rijiju and Punjab’s sports minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi - Avik conversed and even shared how he plans to pursue and progress in the sport further.