Monday, January 09, 2012

Bahrain: Breef endurance horse ride for disabled

Gulf-daily-news.com

January 09, 2012

THE Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) decided to organise an endurance horse ride for the disabled during next week's King Hamad Championship, scheduled for February 4.

The disabled ride, to be held on the sidelines of the main event that will be over 120km, will cover 5km distance and consists of just three stages.

This ride will be organised in the sidelines with the directives of Breef president Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who also patronised a disabled race last week during the weekly horseracing meeting held at the Rashid Equestrian and Horseracing Club in Sakhir.

Shaikh Khalid expressed delight for the tremendous success of the most recent Breef Endurance Team Championship held last weekend, which was won by Al Khalidiya Stable team.

The Breef's chief stressed the federation's keenness to continue working on further improving and developing its programmes this year.

He congratulated the winners in both the team and individual rides of the endurance championship, and praised the brave performance of the other teams taking part, which made key contributions to the success of the event.