Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Saudi team arrive for Bahrain endurance challenge

TOP three women riders from Saudi Arabia arrived yesterday to take part in the 160-km Endurance Horseride Championship scheduled for Saturday at the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir.

Alya Alhuwaiti, Latifa Al Shaikh and Noora Al Yousuf are the three riders from the Kingdom Stables in Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, the best endurance pictures from the 2005-06 season will be awarded as per a directive from the president of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa who is also the captain of the Royal Team.

Other members of the Royal Team includes Yousef Taher, Fahad Ismail, Raed Mahmood Ghazi Al Dossary and Abdulhaq Qadoori.

Team veteran Shaikh Daij bin Salman Al Khalifa, who was part of the Bahrain team at the Asian Games endurance event in Doha where he came seventh overall, will not take part in this championship.

Gulf News article

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