The airline’s cabin crew partook in this year’s opening night events, including presenting champion winners’ trophies and showcasing authentic Arabian hospitality by providing a traditional Arabic coffee service in the VIP Pavilion.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to take part in this year’s prestigious Arabian US Open in New York City, as we celebrate the shared Qatari and American affinity for equestrian sports. Our airline continues to be a proud supporter of the equestrian industry through our global transportation of the finest equine guests. As the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, we are committed to providing them the same notable world-class service for which our airline is recognised around the world.”
The Rolex Central Park Horse Show is held annually at the world-renowned Wollman Rink in New York City’s Central Park. The fourth annual Rolex Central Park Horse Show 2017 featured some of the greatest show jumpers and dressage riders in the world. The Arabian US Open, presented by Aljassimya Farm, was invited back to the event for 2017 and kicked off this year’s programme as the opening night of the show.
Qatar Airways was recently the Official Airline Partner of the 2017 Dublin Horse Show and partner of the Qatar Goodwood Festival and, this past spring, flew 50 horses onboard its Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777 freighter to Omaha, Nebraska, for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals. Qatar AIrways Cargo also supports the CHI Al Shaqab equestrian event held in Doha each year. The airline’s cargo service is well-equipped and greatly experienced in transporting horses and their trainers, ensuring world-class treatment and expert handling.