About CHI Al Shaqab
The 8th edition of Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines was held at the Longines Arena at Al Shaqab from 25 – 27 Feb 2021.
The world-class equestrian event once again welcomed top-ranking local and international riders to compete in the Olympic disciplines of Showjumping, Dressage, and Para Dressage.
CHI (Concours Hippique International – International Equestrian Competition) is the official title awarded by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) to international equestrian competitions with three or more equestrian disciplines. The three magic letters make all the difference in the prestigious equestrian world. Organizers yearn to be awarded this title, while riders covet winning at a show of this stature.
Created in 2013, CHI AL SHAQAB is one of only five CHI competitions worldwide and the first and only equestrian event of its kind in the Middle East and Asia region.
As a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), Al Shaqab has ensured that CHI AL SHAQAB aligns with QF’s strategic objectives, namely: preserve & promote Arabic language and national culture; foster social engagement; help promote Qatar internationally; and drive commercialization and entrepreneurship.
Ultimately, by hosting and organizing an event of such caliber, Al Shaqab supports Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to promote Qatar as a premier international sports destination, while paying tribute to the country’s rich equestrian heritage.