Thursday, April 05, 2012

Bahrain: Stage set for Crown Prince endurance ride

Gulf-daily-news.com

April 3 2012

THE Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Beef) has stepped up its preparations to host the Crown Prince Endurance Night Ride, to be held on Friday. To be hosted by the Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir, the prestigious event will be open to all riders and is covering a total distance of 120km.

Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and Bahrain Olympic Committee President Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa highlighted the significance of this event and its popularity among stables.

He expressed thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, for his support for the activities of the federation and all riders.

Shaikh Nasser stressed that this continued backing is an incentive for everyone to give their best and achieve the needed aspirations and goals.

He also asserted the importance of the upcoming event, which will be for the Crown Prince Cup, and vowed to provide all forms of support to the federation to ensure this ride is a big success.

And following the great success over the past five years in the Crown Prince Cup, Shaikh Nasser noted that the night rides have special taste with different environment that has its influence on the competition.

Shaikh Nasser believes the competition for this weekend's race will be fierce as all the riders are presently having serious preparations.

The Royal Endurance Team captain also noted that his stable has been training hard over the past few weeks and in accordance to the plan for this race. He lauded the efforts and contributions of the team members in past achievements.

Shaikh Nasser stressed that the Crown Prince Ride is one of the largest and most important races in the Kingdom, especially as it comes at the end of the season.

Shaikh Nasser noted that specific strategies need to be set up for night rides, and wished everyone success.