146 Elite Competition Horses Arrive In Qatar

146 Elite Competition Horses Arrive In Qatar For Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented By Longines
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146 Elite Competition Horses Arrive In Qatar For Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented By Longines

Three flights carrying 146 magnificent competition horses have touched down in Qatar’s dazzling capital city of Doha, ramping up preparations for Al Shaqab’s signature event, Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines 2022.

The premier international equestrian event – the strongest and only championship of its kind in the Middle East and Asia region – takes place at the iconic Longines Arena at Al Shaqab, a member of Qatar Foundation, from the 24th to the 26thof February.

Al Shaqab competition horses taking in their new surroundings. Image credit CHI AL SHAQAB

The elite showjumping and dressage horses, which hail from countries all around the world, first made their way to Belgium from various global departure points over the past few days. They then began their journey to Doha, nose-to-tail, on specially chartered flights designed to preserve the welfare of the horses. The final flight arrived in Qatar on February 20, and the powerful and breathtakingly beautiful horses are primed for action with the world’s best riders at Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines 2022.

Riders for Great Britain include John and Jack Whitaker, Scott Brash and Jodie Hall McAteer, with Irelands contingent featuring Anthony Condon, Michael Duffy, Michael G Duffy, Shane Breen, Denis Lynch and Michael Pender.

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Settling in nicely ahead of the competition. credit CHI AL SHAQAB

2021 victor, Peder Fredricson will be riding alongside a strong Swedish lineup including Henrik von Eckermann.

Tickets to the event, including details of Al Shaqab’s exclusive VIP hospitality packages, are available now at www.q-tickets.com.

The event will be live-streamed on www.chialshaqab.com.

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