The fifth edition of CHI AL SHAQAB concluded with the world’s top dressage and jumping riders competing in three Grand Prix events. The full day of action brought to a close the most international CHI AL SHAQAB to date, with 153 riders and 224 horses representing more than 30 countries.
The morning’s competition opened with the 5* dressage Grand Prix Special. The 3* jumping accumulation event followed, with the final para-dressage competition taking place soon after. In the afternoon, both 3* and 5* jumping continued, and the 5* dressage Grand Prix freestyle brought the dressage events to a close. The evening, and with it CHI AL SHAQAB, concluded with the marquee event, the 5* jumping Grand Prix.
Khalifa Al Attiya, President of CHI AL SHAQAB and Executive Director of AL SHAQAB, said: "This year's CHI AL SHAQAB was the best yet, with both the riders and their horses living up to their world-class status. All disciplines at CHI AL SHAQAB have provided excellent competition, which is befitting an event that has attracted the world’s top riders for five years. CHI AL SHAQAB is an important event for the local community as well, and we were pleased to see so many families enjoying the Festival Area. This year’s CHI AL SHAQAB has truly had something for everyone. Qatar has a strong equestrian heritage, and we are proud to help preserve that important part of our culture through CHI AL SHAQAB.
ExxonMobil was the gold sponsor of CHI AL SHAQAB 2017, and Woqod was the silver sponsor. Qatar Airways, St. Regis Hotel, Aspetar and Nasser Bin Khaled were also partners with AL SHAQAB for the event.
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