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His Highness The Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s vision when he established Al Shaqab in 1992 was to preserve and perpetuate the Arabian horse breed.

Not only in Qatar, but around the world. Unquestionably, this has been accomplished. Al Shaqab’s horses have won many awards in international Arabian horse shows. In particular, it has, to date, won seven world champion stallion trophies at Salon Du Cheval in Paris.

Al Shaqab’s breeding philosophy is to preserve the Arabian breed and to produce horses that are beautiful, athletic, and have great moral character and kindness. They must be physically strong to carry their riders to faraway places – just as they did in the past.

The breeding program is divided into three categories: International Arabian horses, combining all Arabian bloodlines; Straight Egyptian Arabians, as defined by The Pyramid Society; and the traditional Qatari bloodlines of the past.

Al Shaqab’s magnificent seven World Champion stallions spread over three generations – Gazal Al Shaqab; Marwan Al Shaqab; Al Adeed Al Shaqab; Kahil Al Shaqab; Hariry Al Shaqab; Fadi Al Shaqab; and Wadee Al Shaqab - are key to the program. Gazal Al Shaqab and his son, Marwan Al Shaqab, head the International Arabian section, while the late, Al Adeed Al Shaqab was universally recognized as possibly the finest Straight Egyptian on the planet. Their worth as sires has been proven as their progeny continue winning the most important Arabian horse show championships around the world.

While dedicated to using the valuable gene pool provided by these stallions and selected mares, Al Shaqab is always searching for additional bloodstock that will complement the current program and allow the farm to remain vital, productive, and relevant for the near and far term.

Al Shaqab’s place in history is already assured. However, it will never rest on laurels of the past. It will always strive to uphold the vision of His Highness The Father Emir – to breed the finest Arabian horses for Qatar and the world.

Latest News

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Global Champions Arabian Tour - Muscat

After completing its first stop in Qatar, The Global Champions Arabian Tour 2024, held as part of the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival, continued its journey to its third stop in Muscat.

30 March
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Katara International Arabian Horse Festival - KIAHF 2024

The Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF) returned to Doha's iconic Katara Cultural Village, celebrating the magnificence and grace of Arabian horses from around the globe.

04 February
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Al Shaqab International Arabian Horse Show: A Spectacular Equestrian Extravaganza Under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani

Doha, Nov 15 - The equestrian world eagerly anticipates the inaugural edition of the Al Shaqab International Arabian Horse Show, set to make a grand entrance onto the global stage under the esteemed patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani. Scheduled to take place from November 17th to 18th, this prestigious event will unfold at the iconic Al Shaqab indoor and outdoor arena, marking a significant milestone for Arabian horse enthusiasts.

16 November

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Arabian Horse Auction

02 June