The two-day 3rd Qatar National Arabian Peninsula Horse Show for Individual Owners, organised by Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club (QREC), began on Friday, January 12, at Al Shaqab – Member of Qatar Foundaiton. HE Sheikh Hamad bin Ali Al Thani, Al Shaqab Breeding and Show Manager, and Nasser bin Sherida Al Kaabi, QREC General Manager and Chairman of Organising Committee, were present.
Abdulhadi Mana Al Hajri’s MEZNA BU THAILA (91.75) and Al Marroona Stud’s SONDOOS AL MARROONA (90.63) won the two classes for 2yo fillies. In Class 2A, Abdulla Saed Al Hajri’s SHAHRAZAD AL WAAB amassed 90.63 points to finish second behind Mezna Bu Thaila while Asayel Juhayn Stud’s ZAAFARANA JUHAYNA was third with 90.5 points.
Abdulhadi Mana Al Hajri’s SEDRA BU THAILA (90.5) and REEM AL SHAHEEN (90.25) completed the top three behind Sondoos Al Marroona in Class 2B.
In Class 3A for 3yo fillies, Mohammed Mubarak Al Sulaiti’s BLMIRA AL SHMOKH impressed the judges enough for her haul of 91.88 points, topping the class ahead of Abdulla Salem Al Hajri’s MANAYER AL SHAQAB (90.38) and Khaloud Ahmad Rashid Hamad Al Mudahka’s DY HAIFA (90.13).
Al Jasasiya Stud’s AMINAH AL WAAB amassed 91.13 points for her win in Class 3B for 3yo fillies, with Mansoor Masoud Al Marri’s GARAM AL FARRES (90.63) narrowly edging out Al Hazm Stud’s TABREEN AL WAAB (90.50) for the second spot.
Al Hazm Stud had a winner in Class 5 for 2yo Colts when SA MANSOUR was awarded 90.63 points by the judges. Mansoor Masoud Al Marri’s NEBRAS AL FARRES had to settle for second with 90.5 points while FARED AL NASSER of Al Safwa Stud finishing third with 90.25 points.
Among the yearlings, Mesfer Mohammed Mesfer Al Hajri’s SHAGRA UMM ALUDHAM (91) topped Class 1 for the fillies while Mohammed Ali Al Kawari’s RB GHAZI (91.25) won among the colts.
Mohammad Abdulrahman Ali Syed Al Nuaimi’s TOYA AL ROWDHA collected 90.25 points for her second spot ahead of Mohammed Jassim Khalifa Al Kuwari’s NOREEN AL WAAB, who had 89.88 points for her third place finish.
Class 4 for Yearling Colts saw Al Hazm Stud’s HOUSHAN AL HAZM (90.13) and Al Shaheen Stud’s BARAE AL SHAHEEN (89.5) finish second and third respectively.
HE Sheikh Hamad bin Ali Al Thani, Al Shaqab Breeding and Show Manager, Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Naama, QREC General Coordinator of Horse Show Festival and Show Director, and Eng. Osama Omer E Al-Dafea presented the trophies to the winners.
On Day 2, the mares and stallions will be in competition besides the championship rounds.