The World’s Best Riders Are at AL SHAQAB…

AL SHAQAB will once again provide the perfect backdrop for the world’s premiere 5-star show jumping event, the Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League finale this November 9th – 11th. Founded by His Highness the Father Emir, this spectacular venue will see electrifying show jumping over three days as the world’s top riders battle for the final places in the overall LGCT Ranking and teams battle for the Global Champions League title in a knife-edge climax to 2017.

AL SHAQAB, member of Qatar Foundation, will be the final stage of the 15-leg 2017 circuit that has seen thrilling sport in unique locations such as Miami Beach, London, Berlin and Shanghai. With the biggest stars in show jumping being present, expect to see some of the most explosive and exciting competition of any equestrian series!

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. With something for all the family, fans can also get behind the GCL home city team Doha Fursan Qatar, to cheer on their favourite teammates as the Championship gallops to the final.

To commemorate the 25tth anniversary of AL SHAQAB, there will be a special ceremony during the Longines Globlal Champions Tour program to honour His Highness the Father Emir for his vision in establishing Al SHAQAB in 1992.

Besides the competition, there will also be lots of fun activities for families such as pony rides, jumping castles, horse riding simulator, food & beverage outlets and lots of lucky prizes to be won on a daily basis.


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


Location:  AL SHAQAB Outdoor Arena

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adults – QR35

Children (6-12 years) – QR15

Children (5 years and below) – FREE

Tickets are available at Q-tickets website:



Save the dates and let’s all catch the action at AL SHAQAB – LGCT 2017!


Should you require any clarification or further information, please feel free to call Mr Mohamed Amine Sabbah at 6662 5379 or Email:



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