THE Royal Endurance Team will take part in the FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses which will be held in the Estonian village of Padise.
His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs and Royal Endurance Team captain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa directed the team to participate in the 120km race.
The team, which arrived in Estonia, is stepping up preparations, despite the rain, to ensure horses are ready to compete in the race and achieve good results.
Shaikh Nasser is holder of the international title after winning the FEI World Endurance Championship for eight-year-old horses in Spain in October 2022.
Team director Dr Khalid Ahmed Hassan said the squad is ready for the competition. The Royal Endurance Team will be represented by eight riders – Shaikh Isa bin Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Salman Isa, Raed Mahmoud, Mohammed Abdulhamid Al Hashemi, Othman Al Awadhi, Isa Al Enzi, Khalid Youssef and Fahd Helal Al Khateri.
Shaikh Isa is taking part in the championship following the positive results he had achieved in previous European competitions.
He hailed the support and follow-up of Shaikh Nasser which enabled him to reach higher levels in endurance competitions.
The Bahrain squad will take part in the medical tests tomorrow, along with other contenders, at the championship village. The team will also attend a meeting to get updated about the race route and other details.