AL SHAQAB, member of Qatar Foundation, will again be hosting the worlds premiere 5-star show jumping event, the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) and Global Champions League (GCL) finale this November 9th – 11th. LGCT Doha, will be the final stage of the 15-leg 2017 circuit that has seen thrilling sport in 14 other cities.
Apart from the fact that the biggest stars in show jumping will be present, this year marks the the 25th Anniversary of AL SHAQAB which was founded by His Highness the Father Emir and hence there will be a special celebration during the championship.
Spectators will be able to personally witness Olympic, National and European Champions compete alongside Qatari riders, including Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Thani and Bassem Hassan Mohammed – both of whom were part of the show jumping team that represented Qatar in the Rio Olympics last year.
This year AL SHAQAB has included fun-filled recreational activities so the whole family can enjoy. There is a great line-up of activities such as pony rides, jumping castles, horse riding simulator, face painting and roaming magician are some of the family friendly activities at this year’s LGCT Doha. There will also be Qatari traditional games as well as virtual reality sets to experience both traditional and modern activities.
Another fun activity is an art workshop conducted by renowned Cuban Artist Juan Ariel Ruiz Contino. His works are in private collections in many countries around the world and he has held personal and collective exhibitions in Qatar, Germany Portugal, Algeria and Tunisia. The workshops, for children aged between 4 – 10 years old, will be held for the duration of the LGCT from 4 – 6 p.m.
The program for the 3-day event is as follow:
• Thursday 9 November 2017 – 11:00 AM – 8:45 PM
• Friday 10 November 2017 – 1:45 PM – 9:00 PM
• Saturday 11 November 2017 – 10:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Longines Global Champions Tour of Doha Show Schedule:
(Please note, all times local and may be subject to change or alteration)
|Thursday 9th Nov|
|11:00||National Class 1/1.15m Against the clock (QR10,000)|
|13:15||National Class 1.20/1.30m Against the clock (QR20,000)|
|15:00||CSI5* 1.45m Two Phase (€25,000)|
|17:30||CSI5* 1.50/1.55m Global Champions League Round 1 (€92,000 individual class winner)|
|Friday 10th Nov|
|13:45||National Class 1/1.15m Against the clock with jump-off (QR10,000)|
|16:45||National Class 1.30/1.40 Against the clock with jump-off (QR30,000)|
|17:45||AL SHAQAB 25th Anniversary|
|18:40||CSI5* 1.45/1.50m (€92,000)|
|Saturday 11th Nov|
|10:00||National Class 1.20/1.30m Two Phase (QR25,000)|
|11:30||National Class 1.30/1.40m Two Phase (QR35,000)|
|14:00||CSI5* 1.55/1.60m Global Champions League Final (€160,000 to individual class winner + €200,000 to team winner)|
|18:00||CSI5* 1.60m Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Doha (€400,000)|