I have lived in UAE and KSA. As far as I am aware, horse riding by females in KSA is done only at licensed horse riding schools. There was one in Jeddah at a private resort when I lived there. I am not that well informed on the horse riding world but others may have more info for you.
It has been several years since I lived in SA, but at the time Aramco employees in Dhahran had a stables where Aramco employees could keep a horse and ride. Women owned horses and rode there. Other, large Aramco facilities, such as at Abquaiq, probably also had similar facilites.
I never heard of public facilities, but I had no need for them. Another responder on this string mentions some possibilities. Your partner might inquire about this resource of the HR department of the company/agency for which he will be working.
Hi. I know you asked your question a while ago, but thought id let you know anyway... I am a 25 yr old girl, and currently working as a horseriding instructor in Riyadh:) Women can ride here, but only on the farms, although there are places to keep the horse so that you can ride out in the desert. You can bring your horse with you, there are plenty of places that does livery. Hope this is of help to you. regards,Tove
Tove, that's good to know. We are planning to come to Riyadh from the US in the next few weeks. We will be looking for a place where our children can continue their horsebackriding lessons. Do you have a business name & contact info? Once we are there we can look into resuming lessons. Thanks!
Hello Tove, hello horselovers, that's very interesting news. I'm from germany , m, 41j, and will move to Riyadh end of this year and thinking about getting my horses down there aswell. Can you or anyone else provide some information about stables, prices, events for showjumping and so on, or maybe give your phoneno. so i can contact you directly. thanks Frank [email protected]
Hi everyone- I haven't been on this site for a while and see there are a few questions about riding in riyadh...
I looked into the importing bit again- and i found that the only way of getting a horse in here is to have a saudi "lease" it from you- should think most stables would be helpful with it- horse people are the same whereever in the world...
I have chosen NOT to bring my horses in because of the limited turnout they offer, my horses are used to long lovely hours on lush grass... and the constant wandering around in deep sand does show up after a few years- most horses here get leg-problems..and keep in mind they will have to stay in ALL day long mid may to early september.. riyadh is HOT!
but there are lots of horses to ride and enjoy!! The school i work at has just recently got new management ans safety is a part of the teaching (safety is usually non excistent...) and the horses are of good quality :) send me a mail on [email protected] with phonenumber, ill phone with details of the ridingschool :)
Dear Red1Sea: I am excited that there arab girls wishing to ride horses.... Any how, I love ridding horses too much and I do so in a centre for teaching horse ridding in which I saw couples with their children. I guess it is Ok for you as long as you have (mahram) your husband or brother...this centre is located one hour out of Jeddah... For furthur information and in case I don't log to this web you contact me directly to my e-mail [email protected]
Hello Waleed, that's good to know. We are living in Jeddah since 3 months. I am looking for a place where my children can continue their horse riding lessons they are boy and girl .can you please send me contact info to this club? Once we are there we can look into resuming lessons. Thanks
Dear Kon, This centre is located in the north of Jeddah. You should drive in Almadeenah highway. I will try to get you a map for this centre. Please sent me your e-mail and I will print you the map from Google Earth. My email is [email protected]
To All Ladies interested in horseback riding in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I am aware of the Arsaan Stable that offers lessons to ladies in English and Western riding skills. My coworker had a relative who took lessons there.The telephone number of the manager is 966-559961777. Ask for Mr. Mohammad
Hi Dr Romantic, I just read your reply to s44rsy, I am facing same problem, I was searching for an equestrain club where i can have a part time instructing actvities or may be i can help some of the ridders who need some one to make the regular plans for their horses, I used to proffessionally ride for 10 years in egypt, havent been with that lately but i can catch up easily, do you knw a place even if just for riding but on proffessional bases.
Where in Saudi will you be moving to. We live in Riyadh and there are definitely stables around. Are you just looking to ride or are you interested in bringing or buying a horse. In any case bring your riding gear. Obviously the summer months are extremely hot for riding although it is possible. From October to May would be a better time.
Hello there, If you are looking for horse riding in Jeddah and if any female wants to have lessons with a female instructor please contact me @ my email [email protected] and please indicate in the subject (horse ridding) as i always receive spams from unknown emails which i directly delet.
I seek your help in looking into the possibility of working in a temporary 2-months post as a riding instructor in the city of Alkhobar for levels from beginner to advanced including children. I am Arif Alkalali helping this private stable manager on a totally voluntary purpose, while my children are receiving lessons at this fine stable. If you are interested for this post please send your CV to me where I shall pass it with good word to the Manager. [email protected]
Thank you for your response. This is a paid position, it includes housing, for two to three months only. I my self is not aware of further fine details, but feel free if you are interested to send your CV. Many thanks again.
Hello Tove, I know this message was posted ages ago but I thought I would ask, I am moving to riyahd saudi in september and I am interested in continuing my horse riding. Is there anyone you could put me in contact with regarding horse leasing? or perhaps more information about your riding school? such as pricing ect.
My husband, 3 year old daughter and I are relocating to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from Los Angeles, CA for business for several years. We plan to transport our beloved Clydesdale Draft Horse, We need recommendations on great horse stables or horse properties for lease in the area. (Or realtors that handle these—if this is even allowed/recommended for westerners to keep horse on property?). That’s been a personal dream.
Atleast as a good start: Does anyone have experience with local fill care Horse stables in the area that have large stalls for rent?
We will be working right In the AR RAWDAH district of Jeddah, so the home and stable should be no more than 15-20 min drive ideally.
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