Qatar Equestrian Tour Season 6 Start Date Announced
- Publication Date:
- 31/07/22 08:00 AM
Doha (31 July 2022)– Qatar Equestrian Tour - Longines Hathab supported by The Social & Sport Contribution Fund (Daam) will kick off on September 2nd.
An initiative of HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Shaqab, Qatar Equestrian Tour-Hathab is the country’s premier equestrian competition series and fulfills a vital role for the horse-riding community. It seeks to inspire Qatar’s next generation of international champions as well as increased awareness of horsemanship as part of Qatar’s culture and tradition.
Qatar Equestrian Tour - Longines Hathab supported by The Social & Sport Contribution Fund (Daam) is organized and hosted jointly by Qatar Equestrian Federation (QEF) and Al Shaqab, member of Qatar Foundation. Tours will be held at QEF and the Longines Arena at Al Shaqab and comprises a series of 14 individual and team competitions to be held between September 2022 to April 2023, and will include multiple categories in showjumping and dressage, across various age groups.
The first Tour of Qatar Equestrian Tour - Longines Hathab supported by The Social & Sport Contribution Fund (Daam)will take place on the weekend of September 2nd and 3rd, at QEF Indoor Arena.
Longines, The Social & Sport Contribution Fund (Daam), ExxonMobil, and Salam International are the main partners of Qatar Equestrian Tour - Longines Hathab supported by The Social & Sport Contribution Fund (Daam)
Mr. Bader Al Darwish, President, Qatar Equestrian Federation said “We are delighted with the support of riders and spectators. We are committed to grow the sport and to attract audiences to our event. We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors”.
About Qatar Equestrian Tour
The annual Qatar Equestrian Tour - aims to improve the standard of horse riding among Qatari youth, while encouraging the involvement of private stables and individual horse owners.
Qatar Equestrian Tour provides a structured competition to ensure continuity in organizing local equestrian competitions. A clear benchmark for Qatar has been set through this series - a points system has been implemented with defined participants, for each class of competition. Qatar Equestrian Tour’s significance is demonstrated by the results of the competition being used as a guide in the selection of riders to represent Qatar in international competitions, and the series is open to Qataris and residents of Qatar.
The riding disciplines include showjumping and dressage. Staying true to the country’s vision to develop sustainable human capacity, the categories target various age groups. Starting with the youngest age group – the Future Riders Program for children aged six and above – Hathab challenges the skill levels of various age groups, leading up to the Big Tour group, for individuals 21 and older. There is also a Team competition.