His Majesty King Hamad’s four-day Endurance Festival will open on Wednesday and run until February 20, announced the King’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
He directed Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef), chaired by Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, to hold the event at the Bahrain International Endurance Village.
Shaikh Nasser, who is also Breef honorary chairman, praised the King’s royal care which put Bahrain on the world map of horseracing, making it a capital of equestrian event in the Arab World.
The main endurance on the Cup of the King will cover a distance of 160km.
The four-day festival also includes the 20km-long “Anjal” race, two local races covering a distance of 80 and 100km respectively and a 120km-long international race for U-16 participants.