A total of 88 riders from 23 countries will thrill crowds during the spectacular Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines event, taking place at the Longines Arena at Al Shaqab this weekend, on 27 to 29 February.
The world-class international equestrian competition, which Al Shaqab is organising for the 7th time, will see riders 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. 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 region.
German showjumper Daniel Deusser, currently third on the Longines global rankings, headlines the impressive list of entries. Other showjumpers competing include Sweden’s Peder Fredrickon, ranked number five; Belgium’s Pieter Devos, ranked number six and the winner of last year’s CSI5* Grand Prix in Doha; as well as Olympians Edwina Tops-Alexander (Australia) and Scott Brash (Great Britain).
Qatari riders taking part are Bassem Mohammed, who competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics and won the 2017 LGCT Doha leg Grand Prix at Al Shaqab, Faleh Suwead Al Ajami and Rashid Towaim Ali Al Marri.
For the convenience of spectators, Al Shaqab is providing a shuttle service from the Al Shaqab metro station (Green Line) to the Longines Arena at Al Shaqab. The service will run at 10-minute intervals throughout the three-day the event.