Sports: CHI Al Shaqab’s Fifth Year Kicks Off

Doha, – The fifth edition of CHI Al Shaqab kicked off Thursday with a host of the World’s top riders taking part and President of Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani attending.

The three-day event will see the riders compete in Jumping, Dressage, and Para-Dressage. HE Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani expressed delight at being able to welcome some of the world’s top riders to the three-day event. His Excellency added that sports was an essential part of having a vibrant and healthy society. HE the President of QOC added that they were proud with the contribution the committee was making to realizing Qatar National Vision 2030.

His Excellency added that organizing Al Shaqab helps shed light on the nations glorious equestrian history. The competition also reflects the strong bond that exists between man and horse. It also helps set Qatar as a sporting destination, due to the strong following CHI Al Shaqab now has internationally. The competition’s success in attracting top riders has also made one of the most notable in the sport, His Excellency added. HE Sheikh Joaan then wished all participants luck, and for the audience a great experience.

CHI Al Shaqab’s director Omar Al Mannai commented on the progress of the first day and said it was filled with excitement and highly competitive. He added that the fans’ attendance was incredible and helped the riders up their performance. QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency