January 10-13 2018
Al Forsan International Sport Resort
Abu Dhabi

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Last year the UAE saw the inaugural running of the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show,
 an unprecedented CSI four star, four day event that, in keeping with Al Shira’aa Stables’ vision, provided a stage for competitors across the showjumping spectrum. With prize purses of more than AED 1 million, CSI one star classes for young riders, juniors and young horses
 as well as the chance for elite competitors to qualify for the 2018 World Equestrian Games, the show made an immediate impact on the UAE equestrian scene, attracting
 around 300 horses and 150 local and international riders.

With a remit to support and develop equestrian sport in the UAE, the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show offers local talent the chance to compete on a truly global scale at home,
 while also serving to highlight and promote the values of international friendship, cooperation and equestrian development upon which the event was built.

Al Shira’aa Stables is delighted to once again stage this exciting show, from January 10-13, 2018 this year with prize money exceeding € 200 000 and offering five ranking classes.

We return once again to the excellent Al Forsan International Sports Resort as our venue and look forward to welcoming all our international friends back to Abu Dhabi.

While the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show is still a new stop on the global showjumping calendar we hope that, with the continued support of the international equestrian community, it develops into one of the most anticipated events of the year for both international and UAE-based riders.


Second Al Shira’aa International Horse Show Held Jan 10-13, 2018

Global Showjumping Stars to Contest CSI4* World Equestrian Games Qualifying Event in Abu Dhabi

Al Shira’aa Stables, Abu Dhabi, Tuesday November 14, 2018: A host of leading international and regional showjumpers will do battle for World Equestrian Games qualifying spots this January at the second renewal of the four-day CSI4* Al Shira’aa International Horse Show in Abu Dhabi.

Held once again at the state-of-the-art Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi from Wednesday January 10 to Saturday, January 13, the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show is sponsored by Emirates Equestrian Federation showjumping partner, Longines and supported by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA).

An important event on the global showjumpng calendar, Al Shira’aa International Horse Show offers a platform for local talent to compete against international stars in FEI-affiliated classes. There are classes for young riders, juniors and young horses as well as five ranking classes for elite competitors seeking World Equestrian Games qualification.

In addition to the top quality showjumping in the arena, visitors to the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show can also spend time in the Al Shira’aa Village, a large family entertainment area, packed with equine equipment stalls, arts, crafts, food trucks and much more.

“The inaugural Al Shira’aa International Horse Show in 2017 was a very well received event, both internationally and in the region,” said Mohamed Ahmed Al Owais, Sports and Technical Director, Al Shira’aa International Horse Show. “Now in its second year the show is already seen as a significant date on the UAE showjumping calendar as well as on a global scale. Al Shira’aa is a proud supporter of many equine disciplines and promotes best practice through investment in grass roots programmes, such as the highly-regarded Al Shira’aa young rider scheme, all the way through to the promotion and development of the sport and its participants at the highest level through events such as this one.

“As a CSI4* showjumping event this show offers local riders the chance to compete at home on a truly international stage.

“The Al Shira’aa International Horse Show compliments the other events on the UAE and regional showjumping calendar and serves to attract more international competitors to the area, which will continue to raise the bar for the sport in the UAE.”

With bases in the UAE and the UK, Al Shira’aa Stables is global company, that works to promote and develop all levels of horse sport both in the UAE and abroad. In 2017 Al Shira’aa Stables became the title sponsor of one of the most famous showjumping shows, England’s Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby.


Media enquiries regarding the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show should be directed to Sarah Tregoning via media@alshiraastables.com



Al Shira’aa Horse Show will take place in Al Forsan Equestrian Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi, and its recently inaugurated 5* Marriot Al Forsan Hotel. If you choose to stay in this facility, you will be staying less than five minutes walking distance from your horses, plus some of the rooms have a fantastic arena view.

Book your special AL SHIRA’AA HORSE SHOW ROOM RATE using this reservation link: 


VIP Hospitality

Experience all the action in the arena from the exclusive and stylish comfort of the Al Shira’aa International Horse Show’s VIP Hospitality Lounge. You won’t miss a single hoof beat from this perfect vantage point where you will enjoy delicious catering and first-rate service. This is an ideal area to host clients or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere of an international showjumping competition.

Download our hospitality brochure to find out more.


1Horse Inspection09/01/18Tuesday10:00 amEuro, GCC & UAE
2Horse Re-Inspection10/01/18Wednesday 08:30 am-------------
3One Round Against The Clock10/01/18Wednesday 09:30 amCSIYH1*
4One Round Against The Clock10/01/18Wednesday 11:00 amCSIJ-A
5One Round Against The Clock10/01/18Wednesday 13:00 pmCSICH-A
6One Round Against The Clock10/01/18Wednesday 14:30 pmCSIY-A
7One Round Against The Clock10/01/18Wednesday 16:30 pmCSICH-A
8One Round Against The Clock10/01/18Wednesday 18:30 pmCSI4*
9One Round With Jump-Off10/01/18Wednesday 20:30 pmCSI4*
10Two Phases Against The Clock11/01/18Thursday 11:00 amCSI4*
11Two Phases Against The Clock11/01/18Thursday 14:30 pmCSI4*
12One Round With jump-Off11/01/18Thursday 17:00 pmCSI4*
13One Round With jump12/01/18Friday10:00 amCSIYH1*
14One Round With jump12/01/18Friday13:30 pmCSIJ-A
15One Round With jump12/01/18Friday15:00 pmCSICH-A
16One Round With jump12/01/18Friday16:30 pmCSIY-A
17Knock Out12/01/18Friday18:30 pmNational
18One Round With jump13/01/18Saturday 11:00 amCSI4*
19One Round With jump13/01/18Saturday 14:00 pmCSI4*
20Two Rounds (Grand Prix)13/01/18Saturday 18:30 pmCSI4*


Al Forsan International Sports Resort

Khalifa City A, Street No.12,

Near Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates.

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