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Riding Holidays

We are pleased to invite you to our family home and stables situated in a quiet farming area to the south-west of Cairo, within sight of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Take advantage of our extensive local knowledge built up over fifteen years of living in Egypt, with a passion for horses and riding.

We offer a unique holiday featuring exhilarating desert riding on our own beautifully trained horses, using well cared for equipment.

Happy Horse Holidays offers  holidays of various duration, with a maximum of 6 nights and five days of riding.

Lunch is included on riding days

A sample itinerary of our 5 day holiday is shown below. Note however that this may change depending upon circumstances and your preferences which we always try to take account of.



We will go for a short ride (2-3 hours) to introduce you to the area and your horse. Lunch will be provided on your return, and the afternoon will be free for you to relax.


Day 2
Ride to Giza pyramids, where you will have time to explore these wonders of the ancient world. You can enter a pyramid, visit a ship originally found buried in the desert and meet the Sphinx. Refreshment will then be found at a local bar, before riding out into the desert for a late picnic lunch. Return through the desert to the villa, where you can relax Riding time—6 hours


Day 3
Ride through the desert to Sakkara, where you will be able to enjoy galloping over the sand dunes and see the Abu Sir pyramids. Lunch will be provided at a local stable . In the afternoon you can visit the museum and pyramids at Sakkara before returning to your accomodation.
Riding Time—6 hours


Day 4
We will ride to Dashur to visit the Red and Bent Pyramids. On the way we will see the famous stepped pyramid of Sakkara. Lunch will be a Bedouin style picnic by the Dashur lake. In the afternoon we will ride back to the stables. This is an amazing day with fast riding in the open desert and quiet walks through the farms at the edge of the Nile valley.
Riding Time - 10 hours.


Day 5
Horses and Riders take a rest until evening so you will have a day free to explore the wonders of Cairo. In the evening we will take a moonlit ride in the desert, taking in the sunset and watching the pyramids illuminated for the famous sound and light show.  Riding Time 2-3 hours.