Sunday, 28 February 2016 09:53

Al Shaqab Announces Top Riders For CHI AL SHAQAB 2016

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani, Al Shaqab, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has announced the top riders set to participate in CHI AL SHAQAB 2016, taking place from 2 – 5 March 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

As the only event of its kind in the Middle East and Asia, the fourth edition of the prestigious equestrian competition will see more than 130 riders from more than 20 countries compete in Show Jumping CSI 5* and CSI 3*, Dressage CDI 5* and Para-Dressage during the four-day event.

Confirmed entries for the Show Jumping category include the world’s highest ranked show jumper, Scott Brash, along with world-ranking riders Abdullah Alsharbatly, Edwina Tops- Alexander, and Sheikh Ali Bin Khalid.

World Number One Show Jumper, Scott Brash, said: "I am very excited to be once again participating in CHI AL SHAQAB in Qatar, particularly the same year that the Olympics are taking place. It is always thrilling to compete with riders of the highest calibre, and I look forward to doing so next week at what is one of the best equestrian facilities in the world".

Hayley Watson Graves, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Patrik Kittel are among the top riders set to compete in the Dressage category.

Featuring Para-Dressage for the second year running, top riders confirmed for this discipline include Pep Puch, Nicole Den Dulk and Rixt van der Horst.

CHI AL SHAQAB 2016 is one of only four international annual equestrian competitions that showcases more than three equestrian disciplines in one event. By hosting events such as CHI AL SHAQAB 2016, Al Shaqab supports Qatar Foundation’s Vision 2030, which includes the aim to promote Qatar as a premier international sports destination.


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