An astounding thirteen championship titles were won at the Bergamo International Horse Show 2020 in Italy on September 5 and 6.
At the Bruges 2020 Arabian Horse Show Event in Belgium held on the same weekend, Kashef Al Shaqab, sired by legendary world champion Marwan Al Shaqab out of Psyrella, was crowned Gold Champion Junior Colt after an outstanding performance.
Presented by handler Tom Oben, Kashef Al Shaqab's routine dazzled the judges, who awarded the strong and beautiful Arabian the top prize in his class. In Bergamo, it was a similar tale of success for Al Shaqab's Arabians, under the expert eye of handlers Giacomo Capacci and Luca Oberti. Osayel Al Shaqab (Cavalli x Marmar Al Shaqab) won Gold Champion Yearling Colt; Medan Al Shaqab (Farhoud Al Shaqab x Abha Myraj) was awarded Gold Champion Stallion; Shawwaf Al Shaqab (Bahhei Ezzain x Nouf Al Shaqab) captured the Gold Champion Yearling Colt title whileJazeya Al Rayyan (Bahhei Ezzain x Hanoof Al Rayyan) took the Gold Champion Yearling Filly title. Al Shaqab's Arabians won multiple titles in other categories as well, ensuring an outstanding outing in Bergamo.
This was Al Shaqab's second participation on the international Arabian horse show stage since the COVID-19 outbreak, following on from Menton in July, and was done in line with the pandemic's health restrictions.
Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Al Thani, Manager of the Al Shaqab Breeding & Show Department, said: "I am delighted with the prize-winning performances of our Arabian horses in Bergamo and Bruges. They have continued to deliver at the highest level despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and, as always, they have proven their aristocratic lineage." Al Shaqab's beautiful and athletic Arabians are a tribute to Qatar's rich equestrian heritage, and the organization's distinguished breeding program has produced several stallions and mares that have emerged victorious at local and international shows, including seven world champions.
The CCPF Czech-Qatar Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Al Shaqab and wish plenty of success in future competitions!