By: Bernama News
MELAKA, April 7 -- The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin will participate in the Melaka Grand Invitational Endurance Ride 2009 to be held for three days at the Hang Jebat Stadium, Krubong near here beginning Friday.
Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said more than 130 participants, including 10 foreign riders, would participate in the various categories in the championship.
"This championship will place Melaka in the world map for endurance horse riding event," he told reporters after visiting the Hang Jebat Stadium to see preparations being made for the event today.
On preparations for the 13th Malaysian Games (SUKMA), which Melaka is hosting next year, Mohd Ali said contractors involved in building the venues for the various events, like swimming pool, had been told to get them completed according to schedule.