Gujrat Race Club. The District Gujrat of Pakistan is famous for its Naza Bazi ‘Tent Pegging’ Often referred to as equestrian skill-at-arms, the sport has a mounted rider riding at a full gallop across a timed course, on the flat using a lance to smite ground and elevated targets. Military cavaliers have practiced tent pegging for more than two-and-a-half millennia, and it is one of only ten disciplines officially recognised by the FEI, the global governing body for Olympic and international equestrianism.
Gujrat Race Club has been working with a number of tent pegging clubs to encourage them to train riders for flat Thoroughbred Racing. The Club is small by the standards of Lahore and Karachi and holds races on open ground. The Race Club has built new stables and a Racing School to develop excellent Work Riders, Jockeys and Grooms for the Thoroughbred Horse Breeding and Racing Industries of the UK.
Ahmed Shah who worked at Lahore Race Club was helped by Gujrat Race Club and is now working for Mark Tompkins, the Chairman of Newmarket Trainers Federation, ( UK).