What is the Price of Horse in IndiaHow much does the horse cost in India?
Since 2012 horse pricing has fallen by 40-60% due to excess supply of foals and lower demands.
Mumbai: It was a lively night at the Pune circuit, one night before the yearly sales of two-year-old stallions and foals at auction. Their caretakers, who were accompanying the growers of studs all over the land, were obviously dull and weary. They' had put up ponies for three whole working nights in front of groups of horse enthusiasts, curious ranchers and the general population, but there have been few inquiries from interested parties.
It was understandable that the growers who were seated under large parasols were restless. Around midday of the auctions several growers agreed to remove their records from auctions. Her best ponies would not even have met the "production costs". Breeding a horse up to two years of life (the date when the thoroughbred horse starts running ) requires 7-8 lek.
The price for the best horse was 5-6 lek at this sale, which took place in mid-February this year. Horse fares have fallen by 40-60% since 2012 as the sector is struggling with a lethal mix of excess foals and lower consumer demands due to the weakening economy.
During their heyday the growers used to sell their best horse for 10-20 Iakh. A number of growers were compelled to close their businesses because of the general radio. Those who are not sensitive have abandoned their horse to death. Small breeder sell their whole blood stock at disposable price to school, wedding salons, movie studio, resort, polo club, equestrian school, military and state law enforcement.
"The number of serious growers is sinking at an alarmingly fast rate. We' re dealing with living creatures here," says Tegbir Brar from Dashmesh Stud. "The costs for cultivation are high, the content, for example, is a large dewaterer. DISTURBY HOURS The problems currently facing the farming sector can be attributed to the time between 2010 and 2013.
In these years more than 700 broodmares were brought in by Hindi breeder. Legislation in India allows breeder to bring in horse only for breeders and not for motorsport. By 2011-12 the number of foals in India increased to 1,900 per year. In the following years, the breeder had to face a sudden flood of stallions and broodmares.
The tracks in India are designed to accommodate no more than 1,250 infants per year, which means that most of the newborn offspring would not be sold to the herders. Today about 40-50% of the (new) stand is not sold to the growers, as generally estimated. Between 2010 and 2012 we had to import many of our horses, which led to an oversupply," admitted Zavaray Poonawalla from Poonawalla Stud.
" The issue for growers in India is the lack of an alternate sales outlet for their stocks. Strict quota limits and animal exports regulations make it hard for horse farmers in India to transport their horse oversee. "We can only boost our output if we have customers abroad who buy our horse. Not until mid-2000 were they actually exporting their horse to "smaller countries" (in race popularity) such as Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and some Arabian states.
The studs had also been able to dispatch a few ponies to the USA, which is relatively liberally, provided that the exporter complies with stringent quota regulations. Hindi ponies have never been able to penetrate Europe because they are not permitted from "Third-City" nations - not even for the purpose of tranport.
Unfortunately, the worldwide spread of horse flu after 2007 has closed almost all available "export corridors". Nowadays, Hindi growers do not just sell horse to smaller nations, they are winning big competitions. The In the Spotlight (which won 8 classic titles and bets in the value of 2. 5. crore), Southern Empire (prize of 6. 6 crore) and Bourbon King (3. 3 crore) have managed to bring the goats home.
Six to eight month after their education, youngsters ( "colts" as well as fillies) take part in trophies-race. When they are four years old, they are prepared to take part in "Classics" - higher commitment heats. Sometimes, breeder castrate colt (male horses) to enhance course performances. Stallion foals as well as filly (female horses) have the same breeds.
A brood mare's only aim is to raise good ponies. Some of the fillies are not suitable for racing. You can only train 4-5 for the races. It' s their duty to be good and make some extra cash for the farm," says horse specialist Anil Mukhi, who operates the Galaxy Bloodstock.
Poor qualitiy is perhaps the main reasons why thoroughbred Indians are not allowed to take part in world championships. However, big growers like Poonawalla and Farrokh Wadia from Yerawada Stud are of a different opinion. Citing the success of the Mystical ( "Winner of 4 India Classic and two Hong Kong Racing events"), Astonish (who won two Hong Kong races), Adler (who won a US race) and Saddle Up (who won a Malaysian race).
Poonawalla says India's only 5 seconds slow than the best thoroughbred in the world. "He says, "Our ponies can go abroad and be purchased by foreigners. According to Wadia, India's growers have shown that they can produce good grade horse as well. "Attempts are being made to facilitate the sale of horseback.
We talk to worried European agencies about our cats. We have an interna-tional panel of experts to help us build an exports pipeline to Europe," he explains. India's Breed Registry Authority (SBAI), which records all Matha's regarding the registering of farms and thoroughbred animals, helps growers to bring their case forward.
"We' re ensuring the full-bloodedness of India," says Satish Iyer, SBAI' s Reg. Not to mention the fact that breeder and horse owner are also working with the authorities and red tape to achieve some sort of fiscal relief. Although horse rearing falls under the auspices of the Department of Stock Farming and Stock Farming, it does not receive the shops and fiscal relief granted by the stockfarmers.
In addition to the personal earnings taxes, breeders/horsekeepers must contribute to the transportation of horse from one track to another as well as VAT (in some states) and evenctroi. In addition, the price of the winners' horse is fading in relation to other states. According to the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, the median price per event in India is approximately 6,284 Euro (5.15 Rupees) as against 1,34,201 Euro (1.1 Rupees) in Hong Kong and 1,07,915 Euro (88.4 Rupees) in the UAE.
Irish grass associations are not in a strong a position to collect prizes, as the wagering volume (a considerable part of which goes to the grass club) has fallen significantly in the last two years. The Royal Wester India Golf Club's Vivek Jain says that the teams are not able to significantly boost the game.
Even an increased price alone will not resolve the breeder's problems. "But we need the right kind of infrastructures to help our growing farming business thrive. New ways must be created on the ground to help them," says Ravi Reddy, Chairman of Nanoli Stud. Native American horse ranchers also ride through hard time, like their colleagues who breed purebred racehorse.
To the unintroduced, thoroughbred are descendants of Arabian and English broodmares, while Indians are Indians with no bloodline corruptions. "Native ponies are smaller than thoroughbred, but more handsome and enduring. Raghuvendra Singh Dundlod, General Sectretary of the IHSI (Indigenous Horse Society of India), says: "These mounts can travel up to 100 km at a time.
"Indeed, we have test results to show that there have been Arabian ponies in India since before the beginning of the Arabian breed," heds. Indians are reared by a few breeder in states like Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat and Haryana. Marwari, Kathiyawari, Manipuri, Spiti (from Himachal Pradesh) and Zanskari (Zanskar area of Ladakh ) - in this order - are the top races among the native horse.
The Indian authorities grant limited licenses for the exports of these animals. Some of the breeder have been able to ship their horse to the USA, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. Local dressage and sport equestrian sport (mostly tented peg), safari, general horse back-riding and relaxation. Local ponies are available in the 3 to 5 lakh area.
They are easy -care in comparison to thoroughbred ponies. Nearly 60% of the ponies used by various ridden policing services are natives. There are also attempts in the armed forces to make local ponies more common. "is that we can't free trade any of our own animals.
Goverment protects the native horse too much. "More than 40,000 different types of horse are currently in India. He assures that the goverment does not have to be concerned about the exhaustion of the local horse population. ISI is in contact with the Indian studbook authority to record and record native animals.
Tribal farmers are also debating ways to run tribal horse racing at various grass-centers.