His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs Shaikh Nasser bin Hamd Al Khalifa has congratulated the UAE team for securing a 1-2 victory in the singles competition of the World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors at Ermelo, in the Netherlands, yesterday.
UAE’s Saeed Salim Khamis and Abdullah Ali Mohammed finished first and second in the event.
In the teams’ standing, France topped the podium while Malaysia came second and Tunisia occupied the final podium spot.
The Bahrain Royal Endurance team, however, faced many unlucky incidents, including seeing two riders completing the event, only for the arbitration panel to disqualify them after their horses didn’t pass the veterinary tests.
Shaikh Nasser praised the huge efforts of the Royal Endurance team jockeys and the administrative staff in the competition. He said that many goals have been achieved through the team’s participation in the event.
“Sports events have to be taken advantage of to promote the kingdom, and the World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors represented a great opportunity,” Shaikh Nasser said.
“In all our participations, there are goals we set and we always make detailed analysis to understand the objectives that were met. This one was very successful at many levels,” added Shaikh Nasser, praising the display of the Bahraini jockeys.