9-11 November 2017
- 9-11 November 2017
The magnificent AL SHAQAB Equestrian Centre in Doha, Qatar will once again provide the perfect backdrop for the Longines Global Champions Tour finale this November. Founded by His Highness the Father Emir, this spectacular, renowned venue will see the best athletes in the world pull out all the stops to settle their place in the prestigious LGCT Rankings.
The electrifying climax to the season at AL SHAQAB, a world-class equestrian facility and part of the Qatar Foundation, will take place from the 9th - 11th November, with all eyes on the grand finale in what promises to be another electric season of top sport. 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.
In collaboration with the Tour since 2008, Qatar 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 and Bassem Hassan Mohammed - both of whom competed with the Rio Olympic Qatari Show jumping team - are increasingly prominent on the international show jumping stage.
AL SHAQAB will be the impressive 15th stage of the 2017 Championship - a fitting finale for this top quality, cutting-edge venue. This season, Harrie Smolders has made history by becoming the first rider ever to wrap up the Championship ahead of the final, but there will be fierce competition as the final podium places are fought over in this electric end to the season.