Royal Ties Highlighted at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

by BTM

Sun, 12 May 2024

Royal Ties Highlighted at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

In a harmonious fusion of tradition and triumph, the deep-seated bond between the royal families of Bahrain and the United Kingdom came to the fore yet again this month during the Royal Windsor Horse Show. 

The relationship between the two Kingdoms was emphasised by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, attending the historic festival on behalf of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and meeting with His Majesty King Charles III. 

The two warmly shared talks in the Kingdom of Bahrain pavilion during the show’s Endurance Race held at Windsor Great Park. HRH Prince Salman highlighted the longstanding Bahrain-UK relationship, stretching back 200 years, which is based on multi-sectoral collaboration and strategic partnership. 

HRH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, leading Bahrain’s Royal Endurance Team, was also in attendance and orchestrated a remarkable display of equestrian prowess by leading the Victorious and Al Ru’ood teams to glory in three different categories. 

Victorious team claimed first place in the 160km race, led by rider Othman Abduljaleel Al Awadhi. The Al Ru’ood team secured victory in the 120km race, with rider Ahmed Khaled Ahmed Althawadi leading the charge. Finally, rider Cecilia Garcia from the Victorious team claimed first place in the 100km race. 

The Royal Windsor Horse Show has been held annually since 1943 and is the only one in the United Kingdom to host international competition for dressage, show jumping, carriage driving and endurance riding in addition to more than 130 showing classes. It annually attracts more than 50,000 visitors.