Al Shaqab’s Endurance Department was developed to promote and further build interest in Qatar’s equestrian heritage. Endurance riding is one of the fastest growing equestrian sports, consisting of long-distance races up to 160 kilometers.
Since its development in 1997, Al Shaqab has risen as one of the world’s top Endurance competitors. In 2008, the Al Shaqab team achieved its greatest international success. Representing the State of Qatar at the World Endurance Championship in Terengganu, Malaysia, the team finished second out of the 24 competing countries to earn the silver medal in the competition.