The 2016 CHI Al Shaqab international horse show is bringing the world’s best dressage and show jumping riders together in Doha, Qatar on 2 – 5 March 2016. The 5* level CDI dressage competition is promising to be more than exciting with its record purse of 160,000 euro to be distributed amongst the globe’s dressage elite.
Renowned riders such as Patrik Kittel, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Anabel Balkenhol, Morgan Barbançon, Diederik van Silfhout, Anders Dahl have expressed their interest in competing in Doha. The judging panel for Doha includes 5* judges Andrew Gardner (GBR), Dietrich Plewa (GER), Thomas Lang (AUT), Mariette Sanders-van Gansewinkel (NED), and 4* judge Christof Umbach (LUX).
The record setting 160,000 euro purse will be divided into three with 100,000 euro allocated for the Grand Prix, 20,000 euro for the Grand Prix Special and 40,000 euro for the Kur to Music.
This 5* dressage event is the final opportunity for riders to gain the maximum amount of points for the Rio Olympic Individual Riders’ Ranking right before the cut-off date of 6 March 2016.
The CDI 5* Doha is a once-in-a-lifetime experience as the iconic Al Shaqab equestrian centre has an amazing infrastructure. The state of the art facilities fulfil all requirements for the demanding equestrian professional. Its gigantic show arena with retractable roof and all weather footing guarantees optimal show conditions.