January 30, 2011
THE Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) has started its preparations to organise His Majesty King's Cup Endurance Horseride Championship on Saturday.
Some of the best riders from Bahrain and the GCC will be coming in the endurance season's most prestigious event, sponsored by Western Gulf Advisory (WGA).
The 120-kilometre event is set to take place at Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir.
The championship will be held under the directives of Supreme Council for Youth and Sport's first deputy chairman and Breef president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Shaikh Khalid said the federation is holding the event as a grand sports festival in the kingdom.
He welcomed the riders from across the Gulf region taking part and expressed confidence of an exciting competition that is expected to be held this season.
Shaikh Khalid underlined the large number of entries to the tremendous success of the championship in previous years.
Shaikh Khalid praised the efforts of the organising committee and the federation with one week separating them from the championship.
Shaikh Khalid highlighted the endless support from Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa in the preparation for His Majesty the King's ride.
The Breef's chief also expressed appreciation to WGA founder and president Ahsan Ali Syed for sponsoring the event, adding that he is looking forward to possibly building on their partnership in the future.
Shaikh Khalid stressed the importance of cooperation with the private sector in the development of sport, especially in equestrian, in Bahrain.