Top show jumping horses fly Qatar Airways to Doha

9 November - A total of 67 world-class showjumping horses flew Qatar Airways from Liege, Belgium to Doha, Qatar today and yesterday ahead of the final nail-biting round of the 2014 Longines Global Champions Tour season (13-15 November). 

The horses fly in special 'air stables' and receive a 'business class' experience to ensure they remain comfortable and happy throughout their journey to one of the biggest events in the equestrian calender. The final Grand Prix of this year's series takes place at AL SHAQAB, one of the most spectacular equestrian venues in the world, providing a fabulous international stage for the crowning of the overall Longines Global Champions Tour Champion.

For this, the dramatic conclusion to a roller-coaster ride of a season, the stars of the sport are all out in force for the final showdown, but it's now a three-horse race to the Championship title between World No1 Scott Brash (GBR), four-time Olympic Gold medallist and World No2 Ludger Beerbaum (GER), and two-time Olympic Silver medallist Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE).

The CSI5* Doha finale offers some of the biggest prize money in the sport, and this year over €1.7million is on the table, including the record €1million end of season bonus of which the lion's share goes to the 2014 Championship winner.

Grand Prix highlights will be broadcast on Eurosport on Saturday 15th November, with live coverage shown from Saturday 3.15pm CET on beIN Sports, Horse&Country TV, GCT TV, Equidia Life and ClassHorseTV.

(Photos: Michael van de Velde/LGCT)