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Al Shaqab will host the Al Shaqab National League showjumping event at the Longines arena on Qatar National Sport Day (February 13, 2024). The event will run from 9am to 8pm and promises a thrilling showcase of equestrian prowess.
Al Shaqab, aligned with Qatar’s National Vision 2030, has consistently played a pivotal role in advancing sports and fostering a culture of excellence. The National League showjumping reflects the commitment to these principles, inviting horse enthusiasts and the wider community to join in celebrating the spirit of athleticism and horsemanship.
The mission of the Al Shaqab National League is to establish a premier showjumping league, providing a distinguished platform for riders of diverse backgrounds. With a particular emphasis on promoting opportunities for female and junior riders, the event aims to create an inclusive and empowering atmosphere within the equestrian community, the organizers stated.
“We look forward to welcoming all attendees for a day filled with exciting activities and meaningful engagements. Save the date, and we anticipate your participation in making this event a memorable and successful occasion. The vision of the event is rooted in unwavering dedication to equine excellence. Al Shaqab aspires to shape the participating athletes into future champions who exemplify the values of sportsmanship, unity, and achievement. The National League Showjumping Event aims to position Al Shaqab as a beacon of equestrian success, a source of pride for the region, and a trailblazer in advancing the sport globally,” it added.
Entry is open to all Riding Academy members and external athletes who meet the requirements.
Registration closes 5 days before the start of the event. All classes will adhere to FEI rules and regulations, except for intro classes.
The local tournaments include multiple categories, including training categories: - Intro 1,Intro 2,Intro 3 - The main local categories are: - Future Champions, Junior Champions, Youth Champions, Al Farissa, open class Each round of the competition has been carefully designed to encompass diverse categories, specifically tailored to meet the unique needs and skill levels of riders across various age groups. This point system aims to determine the top-performing riders, irrespective of gender, by the season’s conclusion.