Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation

​​History:

BREEF was established as per the ministerial decree issued by General Organization for Youth and Sports on 19th March 2003. Prior to this, the Bahrain Equestrian Association, its predecessor, which was established in the early 80s had been the sole authority of equestrian sports in the country.​



Board of Directors:

 
H.H. Sh. Faisal bin Rashid Al-Khalifa - President 
Shaikh Ahmed bin Isa Al Khalifa - Treasurer
Ghalib Mukhtar Al Alawi - General Secretary
Dr Khalid Ahmed Hasan - Assistant General Secretary
Shaikh Duaij​ bin Salman Al Khalifa - Endurance Race & Marketing Committee head
Tawfiq Salehi - Media & P.R. Committee head
Faisal bin Hasan Al Ajmi - Member
Shaikh Salman bin Saqer Al Khalifa - Member
Shaikh Hasan bin Rashid Al Khalifa - Member​​​
Shaikh Khalid bin Mohamed Al Khalifa - Member
Haider Al Zu'bi - Director​


Brief Introduction of BREEF:

BREEF is the sole authority of equestrian sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain. As we are affiliated to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) based in Switzerland, we play a pivotal role in the country to organize and train our athletes to attain their best performance in the widely known FEI equestrian sport disciplines such as Endurance, Show Jumping, Dressage and Reining. The unrelenting efforts and futuristic vision of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa has opened a new dimension for the benefit of the riders and their horses of Bahrain. Today, the riders of Bahrain have carved a niche for themselves to compete in brilliant and enthralling events ranging from Endurance, Show Jumping, to Dressage. Besides being the founder patron of BREEF, His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa leads the equestrian excellence of Bahrain as the dynamic Head of the Royal Team representing the Kingdom in both National and International Equestrian and Endurance championships. Furthermore, our rider, Khalid Hilal Al Khatri has obtained the distinction as the first rider of Bahrain to historically qualify to compete at the FEI World Equestrian Games in the discipline of Show Jumping held in Tryon, North Carolina, USA from 18-20 September 2018. He had achieved this distinction after he successfully completed the CSIO5*-FEI Nations Cup held in Abu Dhabi earlier this year on the 15-February-2018 and also managed to secure another successful completion at the CSI 5* - Royal Windsor Horse Show – Rolex Grand Prix event in Great Britain on the 13-May-2018. We are proud to inform that the Bahrain Show Jumping Team is scheduled to participate at the upcoming Asian Games in Jakarta 2018, hoping to create a niche for the country. Moreover, the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team is also scheduled to participate in the upcoming FEI World Equestrian Games at Tryon, North Carolina this year.


The Best Achievements of BREEF​:



We had organized several world class events in the Kingdom of Bahrain,

The FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders in 2005
The FEI World Cup™ Jumping Qualifier – CSI 3* W – Arab League 2006-2008
The FEI Middle East Nations Cup™ – CSIO 3* W – Arab League – 2008
The FEI World Cup™ Jumping Qualifier – CSI 2* W – Arab League – 2009
The CISM World Military Endurance Ride Championship – 2012 (Historic Event)
The GCC Endurance Cup – 2016

Whilst our achievements as a reputed organization at an International level, we bestow our pride to the achievements of our Kingdom's Star Athlete and our Honorary President – H.H. Sh. Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa and H.H. Sh. Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa they are as follows:
Three-time Winner - 1st Place at the Royal Windsor Endurance Championship - 120 KM – Great Britain (2018, 2015 & 2014)
Four Time Winner – 1st Place at the Dillingen Endurance Championship - 160 KM – Germany (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013)
1st Place at the FEI World Championship for Young Horses 7yo – 120 KM - Bábolna – Hungary - 2012
3rd Place at the FEI World Endurance Championship for Seniors – 160 KM - Samorin – Slovakia – 2016
3rd Place at the FEI Open European Endurance Championship – 160 KM - Most – Czech Republic -  2013
1st Place for H.H. Sh. Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa at the 120 Km CEI** ride Championship in Sweden 2018.

 

Additionally, our athletes have made the following achievements worldwide: -
1st Place for Mr Fahad Helal Mohamed Al Khatri at the FEI World Championship for Juniors & Young Riders – CH-M-YJ-E – 120 KM in Chile, 2015.
1st Place for Mr Mohamed Abdulsamad Al Bastaki at the Fontainbleau Endurance Ride Championship for Seniors – CEI 3* 160 KM in France, 2016.
1st Place for Mr Yaqoob Yousif Al Hammadi at Lignieres Endurance Ride Championship for Seniors – CEI 3* 160 KM in France, 2016.
2nd Place for Sh. Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa at Lignieres Endurance Ride Championship for Seniors – CEI 3* 160 KM in France, 2016.
1st Place for Mr Fahad Helal Mohamed Al Khatri at the Lignieres Endurance Ride Championship for Juniors – CEI YJ 2* 120 KM in France, 2016.
1st Place for Mr Rashid Khalid Al Rowaie at the Argentan Endurance Ride Championship for Seniors – CEI 2* 130 KM in France, 2016.
1st Place for Mr Abdulrahman Mohamed Al Zayed at the Samorin Endurance Ride Championship for Seniors – CEI 3* 160 KM in Slovakia, 2016.
1st Place for Mr Fahad Helal Mohamed Al Khatri at the Samorin Endurance Ride Championship for Juniors – CEI YJ 2* 120 KM in Slovakia, 2016.
1st Place for Mr Mohamed Abdulsamad Al Bastaki at the Fontainbleau Endurance Ride Championship for Seniors – CEI 2* 120 KM in France, 2017.
1st Place for Mr Mohamed Abdulsamad Al Bastaki at the Lignieres Endurance Ride Championship for Seniors – CEI 2* 120 KM in France, 2017.
1st Place for Mr Khalifa Jamal Al Sendi at the Lignieres Endurance Ride Championship for Juniors – CEI 2* 120 KM in France, 2017.
1st Place for Mr Ali Abdulla Mohamed Al Subaie at the Fontainbleau Endurance Ride Championship for Seniors – CEI 3* 160 KM in France, 2018.
2nd Place for Mr Raed Mahmood at the Castlesagrat Endurance Ride Championship for Seniors – CEI 3* 160 KM in France, 2018.

Disciplines that comes under BREEF​:


​​International Equestrian Federation (FEI) affiliated sport disciplines - Endurance, Show Jumping, Dressage, & Reining
European Conference of Arab Horse Organizations (ECAHO) & Arab Horse Organization (AHO) affiliated National & International Arabian Horse Beauty Shows
International Tent Pegging Federation affiliated – Tent Pegging


Contact us:

location :​ BLDG NO. 211, AVENUE 64, JAZAER BEACH 1064.
​Tel : 17836199
Fax : 17836067
Email : bahrainnf@gmail.com
Socail Media Accounts:
Facebook : @EquestrianBahrain​ 
Instgram : @bahrainnf
Twitter : @BREEFBRN

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