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Hayakkum Festival at Al Shaqab

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Equine Education

The eagerly anticipated Equine Education edition of the Hayaakum Festival is set to take place on September 22-23, 2023, at the prestigious Al Shaqab Longines Arena. From 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM, this two-day extravaganza promises an array of activities that cater to horse enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.


Equine Education edition takes the festival to a whole new level, offering an immersive and educational experience that celebrates the magnificent world of horses.


Attendees can look forward to a thrilling lineup of events, including: gymkhana, pony rides, lead rein riding sessions, bouncy castles, archery, arts and crafts, play station, vaulting and many more.

And that's not all! In addition to these engaging activities, a diverse range of food and beverage vendors will be on hand, offering a wide selection of delicious treats to satisfy your cravings. From savory to sweet, there's something to delight every palate.


The Equine Education edition of Hayaakum Festival is not just about fun and entertainment; it's an opportunity to learn about and appreciate the majestic world of horses. Immerse yourself in the world of equestrianism and gain valuable insights into these incredible animals.


As a special highlight, the second day of the event will kick off with a training show starting at 3:00 PM, featuring talented riders and their equine partners in a captivating display of skill and coordination.


This Equine Education edition of Hayaakum Festival promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Mark your calendars for September 22-23, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM, and join us at Al Shaqab Longines Arena for a weekend filled with excitement, education, and equestrian wonder.



Al Shaqab – A World-Class Facility

Since its establishment in 1992, Al Shaqab’s vision has been to build on Qatar’s Arabian horse heritage and be a leading global center for equine professionals, while providing an engaging experience for the community. Global leadership has not only meant preserving, improving, and promoting the Arabian horse breed, but also encouraging the community in this unique, traditional cultural sport. 


Today, Al Shaqab’s impressive facilities, which are distinctively designed in the shape of a horseshoe, cover 980,000 square meters. With a state-of-the-art Main Arena comprising both an indoor and outdoor venue capable of holding over 5,000 spectators, Al Shaqab is part of Qatar’s growing reputation on the world stage that showcases its ability to host major international sports event at the highest level.


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