The second day of Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines provided exhilarating equestrian action, as a star-studded contingent of riders and horses competed at the Longines Arena at Al Shaqab.
The eighth edition of the premier international event organized by Al Shaqab sees 85 riders from 27 countries participating in the Olympic disciplines of showjumping, dressage, and para dressage. Tomorrow will be the final day of the three-day event, which will conclude with the spectacular showjumping Grand Prix.
On day two, cheering spectators watched France’s Kevin Staut, astride Tolede de Mescam Harcour, demonstrate power and speed in the CSI 5* 1.60m with Jump-off. The duo cleared their obstacles in 35.87 secs. Simon Delestre, also representing France, on Hermes Ryan, placed second with a time of 36.32 secs, and Austria’s Max Kühner, riding Vancouver Dreams, finished third in 36.84 secs. Canada’s Eric Lamaze placed 7th in the class riding Fine Lady 5.
Full results here.
Swedish Olympian Peder Fredricson, presently ranked 4th in the world in the FEI Longines Jumping Rankings, jumped to victory astride Hansson WL in the CSI5* 1.50m Faults and Time class, beating the rest of the field with a time of 58.95 secs. Penelope Leprevost of France, riding Verite Une Prince, finished second with 59.15 sec, while Rene Lopez of Colombia, astride Kheros van’t Hoogeinde, came third in a time of 61.49 secs. Eric Lamaze and Dieu Merci van T & L placed 18th in the class.
Full results here.
Grace and style were on fine display in the Dressage CDI 5* Grand Prix Test. Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl of Germany, on Zaire-E, emerged victorious, with second place going to Dorothee Schneider, also of Germany, on Faustus, and Henri Ruoste of Finland, finishing third astride Kontestro DB.
In the Para Dressage CPEDI3*, top honors went to Ana Isabel Mota Veiga of Portugal (Grade I); Pepo Puch of Austria (Grade II); Rixt van der Horst of Netherlands (Grade III); Rodolpho Riskalla of Brazil (Grade IV); and Valentina Strobl of Austria (Grade V ).
Tour 10 of Season 4 of Qatar Equestrian Tour – Longines Hathab Supported By The Social & Sport Fund (Daam), Qatar’s premier local horse-riding series, is taking place alongside Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines. Mohammed Said Haidan, on Miss Chili, took the top spot in the Medium Tour 1.35m category, in 56.84 sec. Cyrine Cherif, on Brennus Villelongue earned second in 57.82 sec, and Rashid Towaim Ali Al Marri, on Lamm Addiction Z, claimed the final spot on the winners’ podium with a time of 58.51 sec.
In Small Tour 1.15m action, Mohammed Jabor Al Naimi, on Naville Z won top spot in 28.44 sec. Khalifa Abdulla K A Al Khaldi, on Dusty, came second in 29.76 secs while Saeed Nasser Al Qadi on Best of des Forets, placed third, in 30.33 secs.
In line with the Ministry of Public Health’s (MoPH) COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, the venue will be restricted to 10 percent of its capacity. As a further precautionary measure, there will not be a Festival Area this year.
Fans unable to access the venue can still catch all the action, as the event will be broadcast live on Al Kass TV and beIN Sports, while it will also be live-streamed on Al Shaqab’s website here.