7th APRIL 2015 - Vol.XXXVIII No.018
Sports News

Bahrain endurance ride in UK

BAHRAIN is organising an international endurance horse ride on May 12 in the UK, on the sidelines of the 2013 Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The ride is one of a variety of equestrian competitions that will take place over four consecutive days in this year's show, set to commence on May 8.

In this regard, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa met show organisers Simon Brooks, Michael Shephard and Sarah Rutherford in London.

During his meeting, the organisers briefed Shaikh Nasser with details of programmes scheduled and related activities.

Shaikh Nasser said the Kingdom of Bahrain Ride will see the cream of endurance riders from Bahrain, the UK and other countries across the world competing.

Shaikh Nasser affirmed Bahrain's keenness to be a part of the festival, which will be held at the private grounds of Windsor Castle and which will be patronised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Shaikh Nasser, who is also the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team captain, also stressed His Majesty King Hamad's directives to promote the achievements of Bahrain in international events.

On his part, Brooks thanked Shaikh Nasser for his efforts in supporting equestrian sports in Bahrain.

This year's show celebrates its 70th anniversary, having started in 1943.

The President of the show will be His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who still takes an active part in the event.

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