A flight carrying 45 top showjumping horses touched down in Doha ahead of the international equestrian event Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines, taking place at the Longines Arena in Al Shaqab on 27 to 29 February.
A total of 130 horses from around the world – including Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Spain, Austria and Switzerland – will arrive on three specially chartered flights to participate in the event.
The horses will compete in the Olympic equestrian 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.
Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines is one of only five CHI competitions worldwide and the first and only equestrian event of its kind in the Middle East and Asia. The event is being organised and hosted by Al Shaqab for the 7th time.