Sunday, August 20, 2006

WEC: Endurance race set for off

Gulf Daily News
BAHRAIN's national endurance team is set to compete with world class riders in the 160-km race of the World Equestrian Games today at 7am (Bahrain time) in Aachen, Germany.

The one-day race will be held through the city and the District of Aachen, The Netherlands and Belgium, with 162 riders representing 42 countries in the fray.

Captained by Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the five-member team had their last training session yesterday under rainy conditions.

The remaining Bahraini team members are Breef first vice-president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Shaikh Salman bin Saqer Al Khalifa, Yousef Taher, Hamad Al Muraisi and Khalid Al Ruwaihi who each completed three 160-km races to qualify for this prestigious event.

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