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This specially-abled rider has won hearts and awards at The Delhi Horse Show


This specially-abled rider has won hearts and awards at The Delhi Horse Show

New Delhi, Apr 08 (ANI): Aftab Khan, a young horse rider, is determined to overcome all hurdles that come in his way of living his dream of being an acclaimed name in sports of his choice 16-year-old Aftab cannot hear and speak but has a unique understanding with his horse Vertigo, whom he confidently rides and controls as per needs of the sport. In the 34th edition of the Delhi Horse Show held at Army Equestrian Centre, Aftab bagged the most promising junior rider award and a silver medal in jumping under junior rider category.

Till now, he has won five awards since 2015 in The Delhi Horse Show and eight other national certificates in horse riding. It was after his father Dawood Khan was transferred to Delhi in 2009 in Army's cavalry unit that Aftab started riding.

Talking to ANI, Dawood said, "He (Aftab) is very passionate about sports. He is crazy about horse riding.

You just ask him for riding and he is always ready, even at midnight." Because of being a differently-abled horse rid

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