The Bahrain Royal Equestrian Endurance Federation (Breef), headed by Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, has approved the racing and championship programme for the 2023-24 endurance season.
The federation has begun its preparations for the new season, striving to implement the directives of His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs and Breef honorary president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
The new season will commence with the international and local qualifying races on October 13 and 14, featuring an international race covering 100 kilometres and local qualifying races of 40km and 80km.
The second international qualifying race and local qualifying races will take place on November 2 and 4. These will include 100km and 120km international races as well as local qualifying races of 40km and 80km.
The National Day Endurance Championship will take place on December 8 and 9. It will include international races, covering 100km, 120km, and 160km, in addition to local qualifying races of 40km and 80km.
The Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Endurance Cup is scheduled for January 5 and 6 next year. This prestigious cup will showcase an international race covering a distance of 100km, an international race of 120km, open to both international and local participants, and a challenging race of 160km. Moreover, there will be local qualifying races of 40km and 80km, providing opportunities for local riders to showcase their skills and compete at various levels.
The eagerly awaited His Majesty the King’s Endurance Cup Festival is set to take place on February 16 and 17. It will feature a series of races, including a local race covering 120km for GCC private stables, a 120km international race for youth and juniors, a 120km international race for the general category, as well as 160km and 100km international races.
The Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Endurance Cup will be held on March 8 and 9. This event will feature an international race of 100km, an international/local (locals only) race of 120km, an international race of 160km, and local qualifying races of 40km and 80km.
The season will conclude with the International Ramadan Qualifying Race and local qualifying races on March 29 and 30. It will include international races of 100km and 120km, a 160km race, and local qualifying races of 40km and 80km.