Organized under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani- Chairman of Al Shaqab and Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Al Thani- Vice Chariman of Al Shaqab, CHI Al Shaqab is a flagship international equestrian competition that features riders and horses from around the globe. The event pays tribute to Qatar’s rich history and supports the continued development of equestrian sports in Qatar and internationally. ExxonMobil Qatar has been supporting CHI Al Shaqab since 2013.
In March of 2016, ExxonMobil Qatar became the main sponsor of the Al Shaqab Equine Education Center. The center is comprised of an equestrian school that teaches basic equine education and an equestrian academy that teaches advanced riding skills. It also hosts workshops, clinics and conferences. The Al Shaqab Equine Education Center motivates students to reach higher levels of performance and builds leadership skills, confidence and a sense of responsibility in its students.