Bedouin and horse in Oman

Riding in North Africa and the Middle East

The Arabian and Barb horses of North Africa and the Middle East are still revered amongst their Bedouin breeders and owners. To ride one of these magnificent animals in their natural environment on a riding holiday is a thrill. Whilst horse riding across the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan or the northern Sahara desert in Morocco you can experience their spirit and speed; or marvel at their agility and sure-footedness on a trail ride through the Atlas mountains. It's not all about the horses either - the culture of the Bedouins and the magical night skies add up to an amazing riding holiday.
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From the horse’s mouth

  • The Riders of Essaouira
    September 2022 YUN WAH TERESA MARIE aged 37
    Amazing horses - well-trained stallions who were very responsive. Had great fun cantering/galloping across long deserted beaches. Neptune - slow walk but easily coaxed into intermittent trots to catch up with the others. A lovely, well-behaved horse.
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  • The High Atlas Mountains
    August 2022 Sara aged 41
    This was my first horse holiday and I would definitely do another. Ibrahim and Mohamed were lovely hosts and guides, and attentive horsemen.
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  • The High Atlas Mountains
    August 2022 Eleanor Valerie aged 31
    Seeing the Atlas Mountains from horseback was a rare and fantastic opportunity to experience. The team and the guides were extremely knowledgeable and were able to make feel at ease when at times I was nervous with the terrain or the horses. I'd highly recommend for anyone wanting to push themselves. My horse was... Read all
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  • Jordan Explorer - From Petra to Wadi rum
    November 2021 Victoria aged 32
    It really was an outstanding trip! Every part of the trip was great from the pre departure, arrival, Petra, the horses, the pace of riding, the landscape, our guides, the food was delicious, all the kit was great, the trip to the Dead Sea was a fun way to finish the trip - can't wait to book my next one! Many thanks... Read all
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  • Horses, Dunes and Nomads
    October 2021 Martina aged 57
    This trip was a last minute decision, because our first choice wasn´t available. It was my first time in Morocco, and now I can´t understand why I needed so long to go there. There was naturally a lot of walking, but were terrain allowed, there were trots and canters and some of the most amazing gallops I experienced... Read all
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  • Jordan on Horseback
    Riding in the jordan desert, Jordan
  • Jordan on horseback
    Horseback trail ride in Jordan
  • Horses on the beach in Morocco
    On horseback on the beach, Morocco
  • Jordan and arabian horse
    Arabian horse, Jordan
  • Morocco and horses in the high atlas
    Riding in the high Atlas, Morocco
  • Wadi rum desert on horseback
    Horse riding trail in Wadi rum desert, Jordan
  • Sahara Desert trail riding holiday
    Riding across the dunes, Morocco