Sunday, January 03, 2010

Bahrain: Shaikh Nasser Welcomes 2010 Giant Horse Riders

Bahrain News Agency

posted: January 03, 2010

MANAMA, JAN. 3 (BNA) CAPTAIN OF THE ROYAL ENDURANCE TEAM SHAIKH NASSER BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA EXPRESSED PRIDE THAT THE KINGDOM WAS GETTING PREPARED TO HOST THE SECOND ROUND OF THE 2010 GIANT ENDURANCE HORSERIDE COMPETITION ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2010.

HE WELCOMED THE GULF, ARAB AND INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS, NAMING IN PARTICULAR THE UAE EQUESTRIANS, LED BY UAE VICE PRESIDENT, PRIME MINISTER AND DUBAI RULER SHAIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM. HE HAILED THE INTERNATIONAL GATHERINGS HOSTED BY THE ENDURANCE VILLAGE IN BAHRAIN AS A CHANCE FOR AN ELITE OF CHAMPIONS AND GIANT EQUESTRIANS TO COMPETE AND EXCHANGE SKILL. BESIDES, SHAIKH NASSER COMMENDED THE DIRECTIVES AND POSITIVE IDEAS OF THE BAHRAIN ROYAL EQUESTRIAN AND ENDURANCE FEDERATION (BREEF) PRESIDENT SHAIKH KHALID BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFA, MAINLY IN WHAT PERTAINS TO PRIZES WHICH WERE ALLOCATED IN A GRADUALLY ENCOURAGING MANNER TO FUEL COMPETITION. SHAIKH KHALID GAVE HIS DIRECTIVES TO ALLOT A VALUABLE CASH PRIZE FOR THE BEST RIDER AT EACH OF THE FIVE STAGES AND TO HONOUR THE TOP THREE RIDERS AT THE END OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP. IT IS WORTH TO NOTE THAT THE CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE HELD AT THE BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL ENDURANCE VILLAGE IN SAKHIR AND COVER A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 120 KMS.