Friday, February 19, 2010

Bahrain: Shaikh Nasser endurance set

Gulf-daily-news.com

Saturday, February 20, 2010


SHAIKH Nasser bin Hamad's Endurance Ride Championship takes place today at Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir.

The event, being sponsored by Batelco, will feature senior and junior events. Each ride will be over 100 kilometres. They will both be held over four stages. Leading entries from Bahrain and the GCC are set to compete.

The first and second stages will each cover 30km, while the third will be 24km and the fourth and final stage will be 16km. Racing gets underway at 6am.

The veterinary examination for the horses and the weigh-in of riders were held yesterday at the event premises.

The winner of today's ride will take home a brand new four-wheel-drive along with a glittering new trophy.

The event has been organised by the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation, and is being patronised by Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain Olympic Committee president and Royal Endurance Team captain.