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New Technical programme first tested at CHI AL SHAQAB 2015

03/03/15

Two new elements premiering this season in the Technical Programme of Vaulting were the big challenge for the individual vaulters competing at CHI AL SHAQAB 2015. The “Needle” and the “Stand – turning backwards” are calling for extreme balance and gymnastic perfection and World’s No.1, Joanne Eccles from Great Britain and German Thomas Brüsewitz dealt best with that, now leading their individual classes before going into the final freestyle on Wednesday.

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Top level jumpers getting ready for CHI AL SHAQAB 2015

03/03/15

They looked quite relaxed on Tuesday, the world class horses are getting ready for the 5-star jumping competition of CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 on Wednesday. The ground jury and the official veterinarian inspected 86 top jumpers aside the large outdoor arena. All horses were found fit to compete. All had settled well after the travel by air or land transport.

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French legend Tomas in endurance of CHI AL SHAQAB 2015

03/03/15

The entry list for endurance at CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 is closed with 57 riders declaring their plans to start the 120-kilometer ride at Mesaid racetrack on Saturday. Competitors from ten countries are aiming for the 200,000 Euro prize money.

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A Preview on Endurance at CHI AL SHAQAB 2015

02/03/15

The discipline Endurance is the “truly Arabic” equestrian discipline since men got on horses to get to places. From the beginning they choose the fastest and hardiest horse for their travels. In modern times this concept has developed into a discipline of equestrian sport that is part of the World Equestrian Games’ (WEG) programme since its start 1990. The first FEI World championship was held in 1986.

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CHI AL SHAQAB’s collaboration with QATAR AIRWAYS

01/03/15

Qatar Airways is proud to carry on the partnership with CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 which will be held 2-7 March at Doha’s world-class equestrian venue. Qatar Airways is the official carrier of CHI AL SHAQAB 2015.

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Para Dressage premieres in Doha

01/03/15

Para-Equestrian Dressage is the newest addition to the CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 competition taking place from 2 to 7 March in Doha. This discipline might well be the most convincing proof that horses are mankind’s most honest servants. It is the only equestrian discipline that is included in the Paralympic Games, where it has been a regular fixture since 1996.

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Launch Press Conference CHI AL SHAQAB 2015

01/03/15

On 1 March 2015 CHI AL SHAQAB 2015 held a press conference featuring OMAR AL MANNAI, CHI AL SHAQAB Event Director, FAHAD ABDULLA AL HAJRI, CHI AL SHAQAB Media and Broadcasting Manager,BARBARA TOROK, Vaulting Discipline Manager, ALEXANDER DURBAN, Dressage Discipline Manager, Dr ULF MOLLER, Para-Dressage Discipline Manager, Mr ALEJANDRO ANCIN BERDEGUE, Show Jumping Discipline Manager and CHRISTIAN LOZANO, Endurance Discipline Technical Advisor.

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Press Conference Schedule

01/03/15

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Equestrian Frequent Flyer Club

23/02/15

A funny old world! Since hundreds of years horses have been regarded as means of transportation for mankind. However nowadays horses are being transported in the poshest possible vehicles and some are even ready for an Equestrian Frequent Flyer Club.

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Arabian horses – a regional breed gone global

22/02/15

Arabian horses have travelled full circle in a globalised world: From the Arabian desert to royal courts in Europe and to horse lovers in the Americas, going around the world and coming back to their origins.

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