Thursday, September 20, 2007

Bahrain: New Endurance Season to Kick Off

ENDURANCE horseride season is set to commence on November 3 with the Season Opening Championship at the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir.

The timetable of the equestrian and endurance championships were approved at the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) meeting.

Breef president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa chaired the meeting which highlighted the schedule of showjumping and endurance competitions.

The showjumping season will kick off with a two-day event on November 8 and 9 at the Mounted Police Centre grounds in Budaiya.

At the meeting, Shaikh Nasser and the board members discussed Bahrain's preparations to participate in the Arab Games endurance horseride competition set to be held in Cairo on November 23.

The federation decided to address the Bahrain Olympic Committee and discussed the host country's preparations to hold the endurance race.

Shaikh Nasser stressed on the importance of co-ordinating with the private sector in Bahrain and find new sponsors for the showjumping and endurance activities for the coming season.

The Breef chief also requested to have arrangement for a meeting for the GCC Equestrian Organising Committee and activate its programmes in the near future.

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