The countdown to the first event of the 2021 Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL is on as top riders and teams get ready for the high octane season opener. The stars of show jumping will be heading to Qatar for the all-important first leg which takes place at the world class AL SHAQAB equestrian centre in the capital city Doha from 4 -6 March.
Doha is the capital and largest city in Qatar, located on a small peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf. Until the mid-19th century, Doha was a small fishing and pearling village but it has grown rapidly and today Doha welcomes you with its ultra-modern buildings, immense towers and superb museums, but above all its magnificent Corniche and crystal clear waters.
The Longines Global Champions Tour of Doha takes place at Al Shaqab, a world-leading equestrian centre. This centre was founded in 1992 by His Highness, The Father Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, with the mission to preserve and promote Arabian horses, with the highest standards of breeding and showing of these amazing horses.
The centre also provides innovative, educational and competitive opportunities in all equestrian disciplines.
Al Shaqab is member of Qatar Foundation, founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the father Amir. The Qatar Foundation is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. The Qatar Foundation carries out its mission through three strategic pillars: education, science and research, and community development.
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