His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs and Royal Endurance Team captain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa has said that the team is confident of achieving positive results in the International Endurance Race of Fontainebleau in France.
The Royal Endurance Team will participate in the 160km, 127km and 120km races in the event, taking place this weekend.
Shaikh Nasser will compete in the 160km race and the other jockeys of the team will participate in the rest of the races.
Shaikh Nasser said that the team’s participation follows its recent successes in major European races with four consecutive titles, including those of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, the Montalcino international endurance championship in Italy, the World Endurance Championship at Šamorín, Slovakia, and FEI World Endurance Championship for eight-year-old horses in Spain.
Shaikh Nasser asserted that the Royal Endurance Team’s achievements over the past period are the fruitful outcome of the unwavering support of His Majesty King Hamad and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.
He affirmed that the team’s participation in the International Endurance Race of Fontainebleau will be a new opportunity to promote the kingdom and shed light on its wide-ranging achievements, especially in sports, noting that youth riders will represent the kingdom in the event, which will encourage them and enable them to gain experience.
Shaikh Nasser also expressed his confidence in the ability of the riders to excel in the event, wishing them success.