Women of Worth 2017

Turf Queen

Usha Stud Farm has emerged as a leader in the equestrian trade owing to the fierce drive of owner, Ameeta Mehra

Vishal Koul

A woman needs to be twice as good as a man to be recognised in this world. I have been doubly good compared to my competitors,” emphasises Ameeta Mehra, as we chat at her stud farm at Pataudi in Haryana (100 km from Delhi). The photo frames on the walls bear testimony to this 53-year-old master horse breeder’s journey. She gets up and walks to the walls frequently, to point out her milestones. We then proceed to the lawn and not afar the horses are being mustered. Soon, they begin rolling (a form of exercise). And both the horses and their handlers look quite delighted upon spotting her.