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Al Hasawi’s excellence brought Kuwait on top

06/03/15

Kuwait regained the lead from Qatar at CSI3* jumping competition at CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 after Rakan Al Hasawi triumphed at the race against the clock. It’s now two wins for Kuwait against Qatar’s one following the first three CSI3* events.

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CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 picking up speed

05/03/15

With jumping entering the schedule at CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 the prestigious Peninsula event in Doha is picking up speed.

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Deusser wins thrilling CSI5* prestigious race

04/03/15

A last moment splendid effort by Germany’s Daniel Deusser decided a thrilling CSI5* race against the clock competition on Wednesday in CHI AL SHAQAB 2015, Doha.

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Delestre shines at first CSI5* competition

04/03/15

Simon Delestre on French bred Stardust Quinhon caused a minor surprise by overwhelming a strong field to claim the first CSI5* 25,000 prize at AL SHAQAB 2015.

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Glory for hosts at CSI3* jumping against the clock

04/03/15

Qatar celebrated its first CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 victory after only two jumping events, with Abdul Rahman Mohammed M Al Marri topping the CSI3* against the clock competition with the bar in all obstacles set at 1m45cm.

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Al Khorafi earns CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 maiden trophy

04/03/15

Kuwait’s Ali Al Khorafi won CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 first gold medal after an exciting CSI3* Jumping Competition in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday.

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Horse sport of Vaulting

04/03/15

Sport or show? Monika Winkler-Bischofsberger, lunger of the Swiss team who won the team competition at CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 had a clear answer: “From the horses’ point of view AL SHAQAB’s arena is preferable. The size and the space are much better for a horse than a small and more theatre-like arena like we had at the World Equestrian Games in France”, she said in Doha. Joanne Eccles from Great Britain, winning two medals in Caen, agreed. “It is lovely to have this space. WEG was harder, not only because of the pressure on us.”

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Endurance field now 58 strong

04/03/15

With only three days to go before the start of the 120 kilometer Endurance race at CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 on Saturday the list of competitors is now 58 horse and rider combinations. Nawras Akef Yousef Al Akhras has been added. He is competing for Qatar with Mansoor.

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Vaulting seen by a judge’s eyes

03/03/15

Five minutes with Helma Schwarzmann

Don’t blink! If you bat an eyelid you might miss the most spectacular elements of the vaulting competition at CHI AL SHAQAB 2015. Within just 60 seconds the individual athletes display their artistic talent in their freestyle of “gymnastics on horseback”. The six members within the participating teams have four minutes for their fireworks of spectacular movements performed in canter on a circling horse. Spectators are always left in awe watching this. But how do the judges actually decide who will be the winner?

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Nicolas Andreani entered with a bang

03/03/15

With every possible title in vaulting behind his belt he is one of the top assets in the star studded entry list for vaulting at CHI AL SHAQAB 2015. Nicholas Andreani from France has decided not to finish his impressive career without a visit to Doha. And then, his entry began with a bump on his forehead.

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