UNDER THE HIGH PATRONAGE OF HE SHEIKH JOAAN BIN HAMAD AL THANI AL SHAQAB INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE SHOW KICKS OFF
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Scheduled to take place from 17th to 18th November, this prestigious event promises an unforgettable experience of elegance & beauty at the iconic Al Shaqab indoor and outdoor arena.
With a vision to elevate the Arabian Show Horse sector locally and globally, this pioneering event aims to contribute to the development and promotion of purebred Arabian horses, emphasizing the rich cultural heritage of owning these majestic creatures within the Qatari community.
It is anticipated that the show will attract around 250 horses from both within and outside Qatar, promoting the uniqueness of purebred Arabian horses on both local and international levels, further endorsing Qatar's rich Arabian heritage.
Moreover, the organizers envision that the 1st edition of the Al Shaqab International Arabian Horse Show will mark the beginning of the international competition season in Qatar. This strategic timing will enable horse owners from around the world to prepare their horses for the world championship, a historic event set to take place outside Paris for the first time.
Al Shaqab remains committed to fostering the growth of the Arabian Show Horse industry in Qatar and beyond, with this event poised to leave a lasting impact on the equestrian community.
It's worth mentioning that a portion of the show proceeds will be donated to Palestine through Qatar Charity and the Qatar Red Crescent in solidarity with Palestine.
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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