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His Highness The Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s vision when he established Al Shaqab in 1992 was to preserve and perpetuate the Arabian horse breed.

Not only in Qatar, but around the world. Unquestionably, this has been accomplished. Al Shaqab’s horses have won many awards in international Arabian horse shows. In particular, it has, to date, won seven world champion stallion trophies at Salon Du Cheval in Paris.

Al Shaqab’s breeding philosophy is to preserve the Arabian breed and to produce horses that are beautiful, athletic, and have great moral character and kindness. They must be physically strong to carry their riders to faraway places – just as they did in the past.

The breeding program is divided into three categories: International Arabian horses, combining all Arabian bloodlines; Straight Egyptian Arabians, as defined by The Pyramid Society; and the traditional Qatari bloodlines of the past.

Al Shaqab’s magnificent seven World Champion stallions spread over three generations – Gazal Al Shaqab; Marwan Al Shaqab; Al Adeed Al Shaqab; Kahil Al Shaqab; Hariry Al Shaqab; Fadi Al Shaqab; and Wadee Al Shaqab - are key to the program. Gazal Al Shaqab and his son, Marwan Al Shaqab, head the International Arabian section, while the late, Al Adeed Al Shaqab was universally recognized as possibly the finest Straight Egyptian on the planet. Their worth as sires has been proven as their progeny continue winning the most important Arabian horse show championships around the world.

While dedicated to using the valuable gene pool provided by these stallions and selected mares, Al Shaqab is always searching for additional bloodstock that will complement the current program and allow the farm to remain vital, productive, and relevant for the near and far term.

Al Shaqab’s place in history is already assured. However, it will never rest on laurels of the past. It will always strive to uphold the vision of His Highness The Father Emir – to breed the finest Arabian horses for Qatar and the world.

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Longines Hathab – Qatar Equestrian Season 3 To Resume on 7 Aug 20

The third season of the annual series, which started in October 2019 and was originally scheduled to conclude in April this year.

01 July
2020
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Longines Hathab – Qatar Equestrian Season 3 To Resume on 7 Aug 20

The third season of the annual series, which started in October 2019 and was originally scheduled to conclude in April this year.

01 July
2020
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Al Shaqab pays tribute to CHI AL SHAQAB Ground Jury Panel member Jon Doney

Doney was an integral part of CHI AL SHAQAB, the signature event of Al Shaqab, either as member of the Ground Jury or as Foreign Judge, and used his extensive experience and knowledge to constantly raise the standard of a competition that is now firmly established as one of the highlights on the global equestrian calendar.

04 June
2020
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Al Shaqab pays tribute to CHI AL SHAQAB Ground Jury Panel member Jon Doney

Doney was an integral part of CHI AL SHAQAB, the signature event of Al Shaqab, either as member of the Ground Jury or as Foreign Judge, and used his extensive experience and knowledge to constantly raise the standard of a competition that is now firmly established as one of the highlights on the global equestrian calendar.

04 June
2020
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Al Shaqab takes extra measures to protect staff and horses during Covid-19

The precautionary measures devised by Al Shaqab’s Facilities & Support Services Department take into account the national health guidelines on combating the pandemic, but more importantly include additional steps aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 among its employees.

20 May
2020

Endurance Team

Khalid Sanad Al Nuaimi

Trainer

Faleh Nasser Abughenaim

Rider

Saad Mohammed Al Dawsari

Trainer

Mohammed Tahous Al Naimi

Trainer

Hassan Tahous Al Naimi

Trainer

Abdulrahman Saad Al Sulaiteen

Trainer

Atta Mohammed Peer

Trainer

Jassim Mohammed Al Maadhadi

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