Doha, Qatar – February 22, 2022 – The world’s top-ranked showjumper – Sweden’s Peder Fredricson (SWE) – will lead the charge at Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab Presented by Longines 2022.
Qatar’s premier international equestrian event will take place at the Longines Arena at Al Shaqab, a member of Qatar Foundation, from February 24-26. The confirmed competitor list reads like a who’s who of the equestrian world, and is studded with stars riding high in the top 10 of the latest FEI (International Equestrian Federation) Longines Jumping Rankings.
In all, 6 of the world’s top 10 riders will compete for glory at Commercial Bank CHI AL Shaqab Presented by Longines 2022, including world number one and Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Peder Fredricson (SWE), Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs (ranked second in the world), Sweden’s Henrik von Ekermann (joint third and Fredricson’s fellow Olympic team gold medalist), Great Britain’s Scott Brash (sixth), Brazil’s Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (seventh), and Belgium’s Jérôme Guery (joint ninth).
The showjumpers will be joined by some of the world’s finest dressage and para dressage riders, as crowds enjoy the unique opportunity to witness three Olympic disciplines over three days of the very best equestrian sporting action.
The dressage category will see leading Qatari rider Wejdan Majed.
Al Malki fly the flag for her country. Qatar’s first dressage rider to compete internationally in five-star Grand Prix competition, the talented Al Malki is working towards qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympics and future FEI Dressage World Cups. The Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab, Presented by Longines, will provide her with the perfect stage to continue her journey to the top of her sport, as she looks to feed off the enthusiastic support of her local fan base.
Tickets to the event, including Al Shaqab’s exclusive VIP hospitality packages, are available now at www.q-tickets.com.
Source: Press Release by Ridwaan Bawa / Gema Advertising for CHI Al Shaqab
Photo: © CHI Al Shaqab / Stefano Grasso