13th-15th November 2014
- 13th-15th November 2014
Doha, Qatar will again host the LONGINES GLOBAL CHAMPIONS TOUR Championship Final at the prestigious state-of-the-art AL SHAQAB Equestrian Centre. Founded by His Highness the Father Emir, this magnificent new venue will see the best riders in the world pull out all the stops to win the Longines Global Champions Tour overall title for 2014.
The CSI5* event at AL SHAQAB, a world class equestrian facility and part of the Qatar Foundation, will take place from the 13-15th November and will deliver an electrifying climax to the season. AL SHAQAB was established as part of HH The Father Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani's vision and passion to preserve and perpetuate the Arabian horse in Qatar. It has since developed into a major international equestrian facility encompassing multiple equine disciplines.
Qatar, a destination which joined the Tour in 2008, has continued to build on its reputation as a global sports destination and a hub for major international sporting occasions. Leading events like the final of the Longines Global Champions Tour have been part of this evolution and Qatari national riders, including Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Thani, are increasingly prominent on the international show jumping stage
AL SHAQAB will be the impressive final stage of the 2014 Championship - a fitting position for this top quality, cutting-edge venue. If the final this year is anything like 2013 climax, where Britain's Scott Brash took the title and the Grand Prix win, the culmination to the season is sure to be a history-making, nail-biting affair that comes right down the the wire.