The Habtoor Leighton Group was responsible for the construction of the Al Shaqab Equestrian Academy in Qatar, a project for the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
The world-class equine management facility includes standard competition facilities, facilities for H.H The Emir and Royals, an equine breeding facility, an equine hospital, an Olympic-standard indoor arena with an adjoining outdoor arena and a members’ clubhouse and stables for the members’ horses.
The state-of-the-art stables include separate facilities for different categories of Arabian horses such as breeding and show horses, endurance horses, dressage horses and show jumping horses.
Additional construction works included the refurbishment of historic structures around the worksite, staff accommodation, entertainment facilities, a museum and associated infrastructure works.
It houses over 320 Arabian horses involved in all areas of equestrian events and breeding.
In November 2011, the State of Qatar held the world Arab games Equestrian events within the Arenas which opened the project up as the number one Equestrian venue within the Middle East and Asian regions.