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

Bahrain officals visit UK race venue

OFFICIALS from Bahrain visited London where they followed up the preparations to host the 2013 Royal Windsor Horse Show, to be held in the UK from May 8 to 12.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is organising an international endurance horse ride on May 12 in the UK on the sidelines of the five-day show.

The ride is one of a variety of equestrian competitions that will take place over four consecutive days in this year's festival, which has a wonderful mix of International Carriage Driving, Showing, Equestrian Displays and first class Jumping.

Bahrain's delegation includes Royal Endurance Team manager Dr Khalid Ahmed Hassan, Shaikh Nasser Media Office and Information Centre director Tawfeeq Al Salehi, Ceremonies head Mohammed Naji, Royal Endurance Team administrator Tareq Al Amin and equipment official.

They inspected the venue of this year's festival, which celebrates its 70th anniversary, having started in 1943 to raise money for the war effort.

Members of the Bahrain delegation also had a meeting with the organising committee of the festival and presented its plan for the Bahraini horses taing part, as well as the locations hosting the races.

All administrative arrangements for the Bahrain team, as well as the facilities to be provided to them and the media coverage plan for the festival were other points discussed at the meeting.

The UK visit was in compliance with the directives of Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Shaikh Nasser had already met Event Director and Producer Simon Brooks-Ward, and discussed general procedures for Bahrain's participation in the 2013 Royal Windsor Horse Show.

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