Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Portable stables boost for BREEF

FIFTY portable stables arrived from Dubai as a supportive gesture for the 120-km World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Youth to be held in Bahrain commencing on December 15.

This was announced by Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation second vice-president Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa after the organising committee meeting at the National Stadium's conference hall.

Shaikh Khalid said the stables were sent by Dubai's Endurance Office and delivered at the Endurance Village premises in Sakhir where the event will take place.

Shaikh Khalid said the committee confirmed the schedule of the opening ceremony which includes a song by popular singer Rashid Al Majid, fireworks and an open local market.

The committee also approved the accommodations for the judges, technicians, veterinarians, media and other invited guests following a report submitted by accommodation and transportation committee head Abduljalil Assad.

The event will be held over four days with the race scheduled on December 17 and will be divided into five stages.

The meeting was also attended by tournament director Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa and members Shaikh Mohammed bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Tawfeeq Salehi, Dr Khalid Ahmed, Rashid Al Shaikh, Aref Al Mansoori, Mahmood Bodrees, Fahad Al Rumaihi, Mahmood Abdulsaheb and Hana Al Askari.

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