Al Shaqab’s Sultan Salim Al Shamousi, astride RV Sultan, and Khalid Sanad Al Nuaimi, riding IFO LR Polino, competed successfully in the CEI2* 125kmwhile Marine Faucon, on CA'Saddam Al Shaqab, completed the CEI1* 80km race.
The results of these marathon horses and their riders have come at the peak of the international endurance horse racing season. Leading horses and riders of Al Shaqab’s Endurance team are presently in France as they undergo intensive training to compete in FEI’s 2019 World Championship for 7-year-old horses in Pisa, Italy, scheduled to take place on September 20.
At the national level, Qatar’s exciting endurance horse racing season will begin in October. Following the international racing season, Al Shaqab’s Endurance team will be focusing on major national titles such as the 2019 National Day Cup, 2020 Qatar International Cup and the prestigious 2020 Emir Sword Cup, among others.
As the name suggests, Endurance riding involves the horse and rider competing over long distances, often across breathtaking landscapes. The competition truly puts human and equine stamina and determination to the test.
The demands of endurance races are intense and tactical, but the welfare of the riders and the horses are always paramount at all times.
Al Shaqab – A World-Class Facility
Since its establishment in 1992, Al Shaqab’s vision was to build on Qatar’s Arabian
horse heritage and be a leading global center for equine professionals, whileproviding an engaging experience for the community. Global leadership has not onlymeant preserving, improving, and promoting the Arabian horse breed, but alsoencouraging the community in this unique, traditional cultural sport.
Today, Al Shaqab’s impressive facilities, which are distinctivelydesigned in theshape of a horseshoe, cover 980,000 square meters. With a state-of-the-art MainArena comprising both an indoor and outdoor venue capable of holding over 5000spectators, Al Shaqab is part of Qatar’s growing reputation on the world stage thatshowcases its ability to host major international sports event at the highest level.