Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Web posted at: 1/31/2007 2:15:18
(photo: Paulo Branco (left), organiser of the Qatar Challenge European Endurance Open Championship 2007 receiving the sponsorship agreement from Ibrahim Saeed Al Malki, Shaqab Endurance Manager, at the Shaqab Endurance premises in Doha, yesterday.)
DOHA • The Qatar Foundation (Al Shaqab) will be the main sponsor of the Qatar Challenge Endurance European Championship Open 2007 to be held in Portugal on September 8 this year.
The sponsorship agreement was signed at the Shaqab Endurance premises, Rayyan, yesterday.
This is the first time Qatar is sponsoring an international endurance championship which will be participated by more than 60 countries.
Paulo Branco, European Championship President and Portugal Equestrian Federation President received the sponsorship agreement from Ibrahim Saeed Al Malki, Shaqab Endurance Manager.
Khalid Sulaitin, Head of Material and Contract Directorate of Qatar Foundation was also present during the signing ceremony.
Qatar Endurance Team will participate with 6 riders and horses.
The Endurance, also known as Raid, are competitions of endurance for horses.