Enduring tribute to the Arabian horse and the tradition of equestrian excellence
Al Shaqab stands as an enduring tribute to the Arabian horse and the tradition of equestrian excellence that has co-evolved with this breed in Qatar.
The range of equine disciplines and programs that Al Shaqab promotes ensures that the cultural legacy and appreciation of the Arabian breed are lovingly handed down in Qatar from generation to generation.
We are a global equine leader passionately committed to preserving Qatar’s heritage by promoting the Arabian horse and setting the highest standards in horse welfare, breeding, equine education and research, while developing, integrating and optimizing utilization of assets and human capital towards making it a self-sustainable entity and engaging the community.
To be the leading equine center of excellence
About Qatar Foundation
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development is a private, non-profit organisation that is supporting Qatar on its journey from carbon economy to knowledge economy by unlocking human potential, providing home-grown solutions for the benefit of not only Qatar, but the world. Founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar, Qatar Foundation is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
Qatar Foundation carries out its mission through three strategic pillars: education, science and research, and community development. The Foundation’s education pillar brings world-class universities to Qatar to help create an education sector in which young people can develop the attitudes and skills required for a knowledge economy. Meanwhile, its science and research pillar builds Qatar's innovation and technology capacity by developing and commercialising solutions through key sciences.
Finally, its community development pillar helps foster a progressive society while also enhancing cultural life, protecting Qatar’s heritage and addressing immediate social needs in the community.
Interactive Map of Facilities
The Al Shaqab equestrian center was specifically designed to honor the distinguished classic beauty as well as the treasured and versatile skills of the Arabian breed. Situated in a stunning 980,000 square-metre horseshoe shaped design, Al Shaqab has many distinctive architectural elements. A central water feature, significant green areas and the landmark main arena, create a welcoming environment for both human and equine visitors.
- Administration & Maintenance Compound
- Breeding & Show Centre
- Al Shaqab Hotel
- Dressage Stables
- Emiri Stables
- Endurance Stables
- Marwan Club
- Chef’s Garden
- Equine Exercise Center / Endurance Accommodation
- Indoor Arena
- Outdoor Arena
- Equine Education
- Show Jumping Stables
- Stable Administration
- Staff Accommodation
- Veterinary Centre
- Visitors and Education Centre
- Warm Up Arena