DOHA: Commercial Bank and Al Shaqab, member of Qatar Foundation, have entered into a three-year partnership that will see the largest private bank in Qatar become the title sponsor of the country’s premier equestrian competition – CHI Al Shaqab. The partnership starts with the 7th edition of the event this year.
First created in 2013, CHI Al Shaqab is the signature event of Al Shaqab and has evolved to become one of the highlights on the global equestrian calendar.
Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab Presented by Longines, as the world-class event will now be known, takes place from 27 to 29 February at the Longines Arena at Al Shaqab. The three-day event will see top-ranking local and international riders compete in the Olympic disciplines of showjumping, dressage, and para dressage.
CHI (Concours Hippique International – International Equestrian Competition) is the official title awarded by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) to international equestrian competitions with three or more equestrian disciplines.
Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab Presented by Longines is one of only five CHI competitions worldwide and the first and only equestrian event of its kind in the Middle East and Asia region.
Hussein Ali al Abdulla, EGM & Chief Marketing Officer, Commercial Bank, said: “I’m delighted and proud to announce that Commercial Bank will be the title sponsor of Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab Presented by Longines. We’re looking forward to being a part of a truly exceptional world-class equestrian competition.
“It always attracts the best riders and horses, and provides thrilling performances and entertainment. Commercial Bank is proud to support and be associated with an event of such cultural and traditional significance in the State of Qatar, which promotes the country’s rich equestrian heritage," he added.