Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bahrain's Shaikh Nasser: We work for a successful endurance season

BNA.bh

November 25 2014

Manama, Nov. 25. (BNA) -- Under the directives of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee President Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF) continued the registration process of riders and stables who will participate in the Season-Opening Endurance Race.

The event is set to to take place next Saturday at the Bahrain International Endurance Village. It will be over a distance of 120kms, and it will be held with a qualifying race of 80km.

In this context, Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad stressed that the new endurance racing season will be an exciting one, which will see a high level of competition due to the strong preparations from the riders, horses and stables. He praised the early preparations of BREEF headed by its president Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa and stressed that this race is considered as one of the most important in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad noted that this race will be a very suitable opportunity for the riders to recognize their level of readiness for the new season. He also pointed out that the Royal Endurance Team is ready to reap the victories and titles of this year's season based on their strong preparations and determination to achieve more succcess.

Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad said that apart from winning trophies, his team will seek to achieve new records in the races, praising the outstanding efforts done by members of the team in order to prepare the horses and riders for the season.

On his part, Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa pointed out that this season will be an exceptional and special one. It will witness plenty of excitement and enthusiasm in the races between the riders and stables, especially with everyone beginning their preparations early for this season.

He stressed that BREEF began early preparations across all their committees for the upcoming season-opener, where he hopes to witness outstanding achievements by the participating stables and riders.

He added that this season's races will be different from the previous years', and he pointed out to the strength of the competition by all the stables.

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