Divyakriti Singh is an Indian equestrian and polo player. She was part of the Indian team that won a gold medal in Equestrian Dressage at the 2022 Asian Games in China.
Divyakriti Singh Rathore was born on Friday, 29 October 1999 (age 24 years; as of 2023) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She completed her schooling at Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer, Rajasthan, in 2017. During her 7th grade, she chose horse riding as a sport because growing up, she was highly influenced by her father and grandfather who were polo players. She was the equestrian captain of her school. She pursued graduation at the Jesus and Mary College (JMC), University of Delhi, Delhi. She grew up in Mundota Fort and Palace, a family-owned estate and business.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Divyakriti belongs to a Rajput family in Rajasthan.
Parents & Siblings
Divyakriti’s father, Vikram Singh Rathore, is a former army officer and a polo player, and her mother, Alka Tej Singh, is the owner of Mundota Fort and Palace, Jaipur. Divyakriti has an elder brother, Digvijay Singh, who is in charge of operations at their ancestral property, Mundota Fort and Palace.
Divyakriti Singh Rathore is unmarried.
Divyakriti Singh Rathore follows Hinduism.
During her schooling, Divyakriti won multiple inter-school and state-level competitions in polo. In 2020, she participated in the Jodhpur polo Season 2019. She has also played polo at the national level in the junior category. She won the IPA Junior National Polo Championship consecutively for two years, in 2016 and 2017.
In February 2020, months before her graduation from JMC, she decided to start her training for the next Asian Games and travelled to Germany with her father to purchase a horse and began training there. She planned to return to India in April 2020 for her final exams, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was unable to travel back to India and spent the next few months in Germany. During her time in Germany, she trained at the Hagen ATW in Germany in 2021 and 2022.
In February 2022, Divyakriti took part in the trials that were held for the selection for the 2022 Asian Games, but she was not selected. The 2022 Asian Games were postponed for a year due to which the trials were held again between August 2022 and February 2023 in which Divyakriti was selected. This time, she participated with two different horses and got selected with both horses. In September 2023, she was part of the team that won the gold in the 2022 Asian Games along with Sudipti Hajela, Hriday Vipul Chheda, and Anush Agarwalla. Singh participated with Adrenaline Firfod, a Grand Prix horse, and scored 68.176 individually. FEI
- In 2016, she won the Best Rider and The Outstanding Performance in Sports Awards at the Annual Horse Show 2016 at Mayo College.
- She received the Arjuna Award from the President of India Droupadi Murmu on 9 January 2024; the event was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
- In 2018, she won a gold medal in the JNEC Young Rider Dressage Team event at the Junior National Equestrian Championship 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 Championship in New Delhi, India.
- In 2019, she won a silver medal in the JNEC Young Rider Dressage Team event at the Junior National Equestrian Championship in Bangalore, India.
- In 2016, she won a bronze medal in the JNEC Junior Dressage Team event at the Junior National Equestrian Championship in New Delhi, India.
- In an interview, when asked about how she got the chance to perform with Adrenaline Firfod, a Grand Prix horse, at the 2022 Asian Games, she replied,
When I first came to Europe I was at a stable where I was training with a different horse and Adrenalin was the superstar of that stable. He was the best horse at the stable, who had won the most and everything. I used to take care of him on some days by giving him his food or taking him out to the field and things like that when I was helping in the stable. I started trying for the Asian Games and I was trying with another horse, but I didn’t have the best rides with that horse. I was in a bit of a tough situation. I was telling my Danish friends the story and the lady who was riding Adrenaline – Helene Melsen, she’s an international dressage rider from Denmark – said “Okay, you know what? Why don’t you try doing the trials on Adrenaline?” And she gave me the ride on that horse. It was a really sweet story. And that, 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 favourite Indian polo player is Ravi Rathore.
- In 2018, Divyakriti did a shoot for La Polo, an International Polo magazine.