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A new book on the history of equestrian sports in Bahrain to be issued
01 : 38 PM - 22/04/2013
Manama, April 22 (BNA)--The Media Office and Information Centre of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa will issue a book on the history of equestrian sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain, starting from horse racing to showjumping and endurance races.

The decision was in compliance to the directives of Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, Bahrain Olympic Committee President and Honorary President of the Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation.

The book will include the support and backing of Bahrain’s leadership to equestrian sports since its birth, down to the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

It also highlights the history of horses in the Kingdom, its most prominent strains and competitions that were held during horse racing, showjumping and endurance events, in addition to the most important figures that supported these races as well as horses owners, who had the finest horses, besides leading Arabian breeds in Bahrain.

The Media Office and Information Centre, headed by Director Tawfiq Al Salhi, will work on putting all Shaikh Nasser’s directives into writings and document it in this first-of-its-kind release.

Shaikh Nasser said that issuing this book comes under the guidance of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the first supporter to horses in Bahrain, and aims to document the equestrian sport in the Kingdom, which has a long honorable history thanks to the continued backing of the nation’s leadership.

Shaikh Nasser stressed the importance of knowing the correct history of horses in the Kingdom and its races, especially those held in the past decades, in addition to showjumping and endurance competitions.

He emphasized the significant role of leading Bahraini personnel in enriching the equestrian sport movement in the Kingdom and contribute to its development in the past years, noting that the book

will be among the best that chronicles the history of equestrian sport, its inception and development, stressing that the Kingdom of Bahrain and since ancient times was famous by organizing horse racing meetings and was one of the GCC countries which has made great efforts in supporting horses and developing its different races.

On his part, Tawfiq Al Salhi said an organizational structure for the book has been proposed, noting that this idea will be discussed in the next few days in order to get to the final version of the structure that commensurates with the volume of the this historical book.

Following the approval of the structure, the appropriate steps will be taken to ensure fast issuance of the book in order to provide accurate documentation that would serve the movement of equestrian sport in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Al Salehi said that the Media Office will strive for the documentation of horse racing, showjumping and endurance races in one place that would become an official reference for everyone to benefit from in order to acquire all issues that have contributed to the advancement of equestrian sport in the Kingdom.

He referred to the keenness of the Media Office to include all important information about in this regard, attached with historical documents that underlines its development in the prosperity era of His Majesty the King.


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