Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Bahrain: His Majesty Endurance Cup set

Gulf Daily News
PREPARATIONS are underway for His Majesty King Hamad's Endurance Horseride Championship, the biggest event of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation's (Breef) calendar to be held on March 14.

The Marsa Al Seef-sponsored event, to be held at the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir, is expected to see top riders from Bahrain, the GCC and Arab region competing over 120km.

This prestigious championship will follow the remarkable achievement of Breef president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa who finished second overall in the first-ever Endurance Grand Prix series held recently in Dubai.

Shaikh Nasser said His Majesty's race is regarded as one of the most exciting competitions in the season due to the number of riders taking part with valuable prizes to be given away to the winners.

Prominent riders from all over the region are keen to take part in the championship.

The Breef chief said the federation started to prepare for the championship last month.

He thanked the organising committee members for their efforts in preparing the village and to sponsors Marsa Al Seef for backing the event.

Shaikh Nasser also extended his appreciation to His Majesty for his continued support to equestrian sports, in general, and to endurance races, in particular.

His Majesty King Hamad's Championship was originally scheduled for Saturday, but has been postponed till March 14.

The race was rescheduled to give all stables and riders the opportunity to prepare for this prestigious event.

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