Equestrian occasions can now be added to Qatar’s Winter World Cup extravaganza after the nation’s officers confirmed that the nation will host a number of affairs for followers to witness through the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Industrial Supervisor of Al Shaqab, Omar Al Mannai, acknowledged that the nation’s equestrian middle will likely be open to guests on the World Cup match.
Al Mannai highlighted Al Shaqab as an indicator of Qatar’s equestrian heritage as the power has hosted a number of worldwide and regional tournaments over the past decade.
The Longines Hathab tour
The continuing Longines Hathab tour is at present being held at Al Shaqab and can proceed to run all through the World Cup, coming to an finish in April subsequent yr.
Excursions kicked off on 2nd September and are organised in a collection of 14 particular person and workforce competitions; categorised into a number of occasions reminiscent of show-jumping and dressage.
Over the weekend, Mohammed Khalifa Albaker clinched first place after sealing the Open Class title within the second spherical of the tour.
Varied age teams participated within the occasion, as 14-year-old Haya Khalid Al Hitmi got here first within the Junior Small competitors.
Historical past of Al Shaqab
Al Shaqab’s equestrian heritage stretches again to 1992, with the Father Amir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s mission of eager to protect the Arabian horse breed.
The Arabian is a flexible horse that dominates right this moment’s equestrian sport with its potent well being and strong energy. It dates again to the nation’s pastime as Bedouins used the horse for journey, economic system and battle.
Al Shaqab’s mission over time has developed to empower and inform the area people in regards to the sport of horseriding whereas additionally rising its international presence in equestrian using.