Divyakriti Singh is an Indian equestrian athlete and polo player. She was part of the team that won the gold medal in equestrian dressage at the 2022 Asian Games in China.
Divyakriti Singh Rathore was born on Friday, 29 October 2023 (age 24 years; as in 2023) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. His zodiac sign is Libra. She completed her schooling from Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer, Rajasthan in 2017. During her 7th grade, she took up horse riding as a sport because growing up she was greatly influenced by her father and grandfather who were polo players. She was the riding captain of her school. He graduated from Jesus and Mary College (JMC), University of Delhi, Delhi. She grew up in the Mundota Fort and Palace, a family-owned estate and business.
Height (Approx): 5′ 5″
Hair Color: Black
Eye colour: black
Divyakriti belongs to a Rajput family of Rajasthan.
parents and siblings
Divyakriti’s father, Vikram Singh Rathore, is a former army officer and polo player and her mother, Alka Tej Singh, is the owner of the Mundota Fort and Palace in Jaipur. Divyakriti has an elder brother, Digvijay Singh, who is in charge of the running of their ancestral estate, Mundota Fort and Palace.
Divyakriti Singh Rathore is unmarried.
Divyakriti Singh Rathore follows Hindu religion.
During her schooling, Divyakriti won several inter-school and state level competitions in polo. In 2020, he participated in the Jodhpur Polo Season 2019. She is also a junior level national polo player.
In February 2020, a few months before her graduation from JMC, she decided to start her training for the next Asian Games and went to Germany with her father to buy a horse and started training there. She had planned to return to India in April 2020 for her final exams, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was unable to return to India and spent the following months in Germany and trained there. During his time in Germany, he trained at Hagen ATW in Germany ahead of the Asian Games.
In February 2022, Divyakriti took part in the trials organized for selection for the 2022 Asian Games, but she was not selected. The 2022 Asian Games were postponed by a year due to which trials were held again between August 2022 and February 2023, in which Divyakriti was selected. This time she competed with two different horses and was selected with both horses. In September 2023, she was part of the gold medal-winning team at the 2022 Asian Games along with Sudipti Hajela, Hriday Vipul Chheda and Anush Agarwal. Singh participated with the Grand Prix horse Adrenaline Firfod and scored an individual score of 68.176.
- In 2016, he won the IPA Junior National Polo Championship.
- In 2016, he won the Best Rider and Outstanding Performance in the Sport award at the Annual Horse Show 2016 at Mayo College.
- In 2017, he won the IPA Junior National Polo Championship.
- In 2018, she won the gold medal in the JNEC Young Rider Dressage Team event at the Junior National Equestrian Championships in Kolkata, India.
- In 2023, she won a gold medal in the equestrian dressage team event at the 2022 Asian Games in China.
- In 2016, she won a silver medal in the JNEC Junior Dressage event at the Junior National Equestrian Championships in New Delhi, India.
- In 2019, she won a silver medal in the JNEC Young Rider Dressage Team event at the Junior National Equestrian Championships in Bangalore, India.
- In 2016, she won a bronze medal in the JNEC Junior Dressage Team event at the Junior National Equestrian Championships in New Delhi, India.
- Singh is ranked 90th in the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) world rankings, while the 14-year-old gelding, Adrenaline Firford, is ranked 85th in the same level rankings.
- In an interview, when asked how he got the chance to perform at the 2022 Asian Games with Grand Prix horse Adrenaline Firfod, he replied,
When I first came to Europe I was in a stable where I was training with a different horse and Adrenaline was the superstar of that stable. He was the best horse in the stable, who won most and everything. Some days when I was helping out in the stable I would take care of him by giving him food or taking him out into the field and things like that. I started trying out for the Asian Games and I was trying out with another horse, but my ride was not good with that horse. I was in a bit of a difficult situation. I was telling the story to my Danish friends and the woman who was riding the adrenaline – Helen Melsen, she’s an international dressage rider from Denmark – said, “Well, you know what? Why not try?” And he put me on that horse. It was a really sweet story. And that’s when the partnership began.”
- Divyakriti Singh is a dog lover and often posts pictures of her dogs on her Instagram account.
- According to Divyakriti Singh Rathore, her favorite Indian polo player is Ravi Rathore.
- In 2018, Divyakriti shot for La Polo, International Polo and Luxury Coffee Table Magazine.