Shaikh Nasser leads Bahraini team in Windsor Equestrian Championship
TDT | Manama
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HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of HM the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs and Captain of the Royal Endurance team, will spearhead the Royal Endurance team’s riders in the 160 km race that will be held for the first time in the Windsor Equestrian Championship.
The team will also take part in other races, including the 120 km race for the public, the 120 km race for juniors and the 100 km race. HH Shaikh Nasser has followed, in the presence of HH Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Vice President of the Supreme Council for the Environment, Deputy Chairman of the High Authority of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club and member of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, the veterinary examination of the Windsor Equestrian Championship, which will witness the participation of the HH Shaikh Nasser-led Royal Endurance team.
HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa met with the riders of the Royal Endurance team after the veterinary examination, and he also witnessed the jockeys’ weigh-in process. Moreover, His Highness also led the last training of the Royal Endurance team to ensure that all the members are ready ahead of the big day.
On this occasion, HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa stressed that the Windsor Equestrian Championship is one of the most important annual competitions in which the Royal Endurance team participates, highlighting the fierce competition it features year-in, year-out.
“We are eyeing top places in this edition as well as to meet the objectives we set out for participating in this event. Achieving positive results will confirm the high position of the Bahraini endurance sport and its development in the bright era of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
We have reached these levels in this sport thanks to the interest and follow-up of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.” His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa indicated that the Kingdom of Bahrain has strong and historical deep-rooted relations with Britain that are still developing and flourishing thanks to the interest and vision of HM the King, adding that this key element has contributed to strengthening the team’s desire to leave a positive impact in this prestigious event.
“This is one of the main events in our calendar of abroad contests. We relish the opportunity to take part in Windsor Equestrian Championship to meet various objectives as well as to make various successes and positive results,” HH Shaikh Nasser explained.
It’s worth noting the Royal Endurance team members Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Raed Mahmoud, Mohammed Abdulsamad Al Bastaki, Sarhan Humaid Al Enzi and Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Zayed will compete in the 160 km race under the leadership of HH Shaikh Nasser.
Meanwhile, HH Shaikh Isa bin Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Salman Isa, Othman Al Awadhi, Hamad Isa Al Janahi, Khalid Yousef, Nasser Al Qahtani, Mohammed Abdulhameed Al Hashemi and Shahad Waleed will take part in the 120 km for the public.
In the 120 km juniors’ race, Isa Hameed Al Enzi and Hamad Hilal Al Khateri as well Abdullah Hassan Al Ruwaie and Ahmed Khalid Al Thawadi will compete in it. Finally, Mohammed Khalid Al Ruwaie will race in the 100 km contest.