EGYPT • Sharm Equestrian

Experience the breathtaking beaches, canyons, and deserts of Egypt from the back of an Arabian horse. Retrace Moses' steps to Mt. Sinai, relax on the yoga/riding retreat, or gallop along the coastline with Sharm Equestrian. Whether you're a novice or experienced rider, the team's professionalism and hospitality will make you feel like royalty.

Location

Sharm Equestrian is located in Sharm El Sheikh, on the edge of the Sinai desert. It is easily accessible from flights into Sharm El Sheikh. The facilities are near to Nabq National Park, away from all the tourist areas and surrounded by nature as far as the eye can see.

Trail Rides

The multi-day trail rides are a real adventure for the experienced rider whereas the day trips offer a more relaxed, easy-going holiday.

Nabq National Park – Beach and Sea Trail: 8 days / 7 nights. 5 days of fantastic beach riding, including 2 half days of great desert and canyon exploring. Be welcomed into the homes of the Bedouin Tribes along your travels—enjoy fresh mint tea and spend time with ancient tribes. Each day is unique and includes steady canters along sandy deserts, as well as faster stretches along the shoreline. Swimming with horses is a must in the spring and summer months, too!  

Horse Riding and Yoga: 6 days / 5 nights. Combine yoga with horseback riding in a natural and quiet setting. You will practice Yoga Nidra in the sunset and listen to the sound of the waves on the shore, riding the stunning beaches of Nabq National Park and dining together around the campfire watching the rising of the stars in the sky. You'll stay at a five-star luxury hotel that blends contemporary Tuscan architecture with warm Egyptian service, a perfect pool, and outstanding food.

In the Saddle for 10 Commandments: 8 nights (2 nights hotel & 6 nights camping). Ride Arabian Horses across the deserts of Egypt, retracing the historical steps of Moses to Mount Sinai. The terrain varies from deep sand on high dunes, to stony desert and the hard packed sand of dry oases. You may even meet Bedouin families living in traditional nomadic camps on your journey. Watch the sand turn from pink to deep orange as the sun sets, whilst eating delicious local dishes prepared over an open fire. 

Day Rides: designed for all ages and all levels of experience, the day rides range from one hour to full day trips. Escape the city lights and head for the desert on the Bedouin Trail. Take a half or full day ride to the stunning mountains, deserts and sea trail of Nabq. Take a romantic private ride along the stunning beaches of Nabq National Park. You can even swim with horses in the sea and take riding lessons at Sharm Equestrian.

Guides

Typical trips have three horseback guides, a chef, and two to three 4×4 vehicles accompanying it. Emma, Guenda, and Gunun are the main guides.

Emma, the owner, is English and grew up in the New Forest. She rode as a child and then as a show jumper in her early 20s. A few years ago, she visited Egypt with her horses and fell in love. She immediately opened Sharm Equestrian, and brings European standards and professionalism to the facilities.

Guenda, an Italian woman, is a guide and manages the stables. She has over 20 years experience with horses and competed in show jumping at a high level. She also brings years of experience with hospitality and the health care of horses. Ganun is the lead guide who is adored by guests for his humor and deep connection with the horses.

Horses

The horses are all Arabians and almost all stallions, although there are one or two geldings/mares. All are fit and familiar with the desert. Arabian horses are famed for both their beauty and endurance; they want to ride at all paces, and will be happy to gallop along the sea. The stable also has a full time trainer who has been training and teaching for 25 years. He is a very experienced horseman favoring gentle training often used by Monty Roberts. 

Additional Activities

In addition to horseback riding, you and your family can also spend some time diving, quad biking, relaxing on the beach, by the pool, or experiencing traditional Egyptian dancing, folklore, music and entertainment in the evening. The animation team guarantees endless fun and activities for children.

Accommodations

Stay in the Mediterranean style architecture and light airy rooms of Jaz Mirabel Club, a five-star resort. It faces Tiran Island with stunning seascape views set against the spectacular Sinai desert and its impressive mountain ranges. 

 


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