Wednesday, June 08, 2005

28 riders for juniors endurance race

TWENTY-eight riders will represent Bahrain in the World Juniors Endurance Horseride Championship to be held in Bahrain on December 8 at the Endurance Village premises in Sakhir, said Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation's national teams manager Shaikh Daij bin Salman bin Mubarak Al Khalifa.

Shaikh Daij said International Equestrian Federation rules state that a rider must complete three 120-km races 24 months before the event to book a berth.

Twelve of the 28 riders will take part in the team race while the rest will be participating in the individual event. The 12 riders are still to be announced.

Breef president and Bahrain Royal Team captain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa will lead the Bahraini team which also includes Breef first vice-president and Al Khaldiya Stables captain Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa and riders representing seven stables - Al Asayel, Al Fateh, Al Salam, Al Mugheerat, Saar, Al Shorooq and Al Nosoor.

Team: Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Mohammed Abdulsamad, Manal Fakhrawi, Salem Al Otaibi, Tawfeeq Jaber, Ebrahim Abdali, Omar Al Omar, Raed Mahmood (Royal Endurance Team), Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Saad Al Yami (Al Khaldiya Stables), Abdulaziz Adam, Naseeb Mahboob, Fahad Sulaiman, Saeed Abdulla, Mohammed Al Thawadi, (Al Asayel), Shaikha Najla bint Salman bin Saqer Al Khalifa, Shaikh Rashid bin Jaber Al Khalifa, Shaikh Saqer bin Khalid Al Khalifa, Mohammed Al Muawda, Shaikha Noora bint Salman Al Khalifa (Al Fateh), Ahmed Abdulaziz, Maytham Ahmed, Hamad Fakhrawi (Al Salam), Ali Mansoor, Jaffer Mirza (Al Mugheerat), Khalid Janahi (Saar), Ali Salman (Al Shorooq), Adnan Al Alawi (Al Nosoor).

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