THE International Equestrian Federation (FEI) approved the programmes of the World Junior Endurance Championship to be held in Bahrain from December 15 to 17 at the Endurance Village premises in Sakhir.
The first day will feature a number of official meetings and will be followed by an opening ceremony and a dinner banquet in honour of the participanting countries.
The second day will include veterinary tests and a meeting during which participants will be briefed about the race rules, regulations and route.
The actual race will be held on the third day. The race will consist of five stages with the first two stages over 30 kms each while the third stage will be held over 25 kms. The fourth stage will be over 20 kms and the fifth and final stage 15 kms.
Meanwhile, committee chairman and General Organisation for Youth and Sports president Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa met FEI Endurance Committee chairman Ian Williams and reviewed the preparations being made for the success of the event.
Williams, who visited the village and inspected its facilities, said he was pleased with the upgrades made to the venue and praised the efforts of the organisers.