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Sunday, April 18, 2021

CHI Al Shaqab 2016 attracts top riders, crowds; closes today

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All photos by Ray Toh

Today is the last day of CHI Al Shaqab, a prestigious equestrian event in which riders compete in jumping, dressage and para-dressage.

The event has so far attracted crowds of people, particularly later on in the day, who (quietly) root for their favorite riders.

Days of competition will culminate today, with competitions including a Grand Prix special from 12:30pm until 1:50pm that yields a prize pot of €500,000, while freestyle riding will be held from 2:30pm until 5:00pm.

Family fun zone
Family fun zone

Meanwhile, for those looking for family fun, there will be a festival zone open from 5:30pm until 9:00pm that features pony and horse-and-carriage rides, video games, race car and horse riding simulators, magicians, face painters, falcon handlers, henna, Qatari handicraft artists and bouncy castles, among other things.

Have you checked out the annual event yet? Thoughts?

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