HATHAB - QATAR EQUESTRIAN TOUR
Where equine riders meet to compete!
More than 150 riders with only one goal to WIN.Be part of the championship!
“Hathab”, meaning “Canter” in Arabic, is an initiative of H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee. It is aimed at improving the standard of horse riding among Qatari youths while encouraging the involvement of private stables and individual horse owners to grow awareness of horsemanship as part of Qatar’s history and tradition.
The vision for Hathab is to be “a national series of equestrian competitions to inspire Qatar’s next generation of international champions”. Hathab will provide a structured competition which will ensure continuity in organizing local equestrian competitions. It will also be the first time that a points system will be implemented with defined participants for each class of competition. In addition, prize monies will be awarded to horse owners in order to encourage horse ownership and more Qataris to be involved with the sport.
A total of 12 competitions in the series which is held either at AL SHAQAB or Qatar Equestrian Federation. Results of the competition will are used in the selection process of riders to represent Qatar in future international competitions. The first competition was held on 12 - 14 October 2017 at Al Shaqab with the Finals to be held in April 2018.