Horses of Qatar, The Legend of Shaqab.

Venessa Von Zitzewitz.

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Book ID: 32306

ISBN:      9783832793456


Folio, not paginated, profusely illustrated in colour photographs, Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish & German texts, cloth in d/w, teNeues Publishing Group, 2009.


Al-Shaqab is a famous stud of Arabian horses in Qatar. In December 1871, a contingent of Ottoman troops cam to Al-Bia area, 15 kilometer from Doha city., at the invitation of Sheikh Jassim al-Thani to counterbalance the British power on the coast of Qatar. In April 1893 a fierce battle erupted between the Qataris and the Ottoman troops in the area of Shaqab. The role of the Qatari Arabian horses played in that battle, was the reason of establishing this major stud which contains the purest races of Arabian horse.

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