Reviewed 15 June 2019
Happy Horses, in name and in fact!
My experience with Happy Horses was brilliant. Other than enjoy the landscape and the archaeological sites I also learned a lot about horse riding, Nicola is an amazing and amusing teacher.
But the most important thing is, that the horses are really happy as the name of the company suggests(most of them are rescued). The horses have a witty character and the weight and the brightness of their coat are indicating the healthy state of the animals.
I warmly recommend the experience, everything is well organised, and you will support a company that has in his best interests the animals wealth
Reviewed 7 May 2019
My husband, daughter and myself wished to explore the Giza Pyramids a different way. From the moment I spoke with Nicola, the owner, I knew we were in for a wonderful experience. Nicola’s driver picked us up where we are staying and drove us to the villa. Once we arrived, we were fitted with chaps and a safety helmet. The horses are well fed, groomed and lovingly cared for. None of us are experienced riders and everyone was very patient with us! There were loads of photos and videos taken during this ride! The tour also included entrance into the pyramids and the solar boat exhibit. We were provided water and also a tea break. An awesome traditional Egyptian meal was included! During the time we were eating, the horses were being fed and watered.
This is an experience recommended for the very basic rider to the expert rider. Nicola’s horses are well trained for all abilities.
Thank you for the perfect day!
Reviewed 13 March 2019
Great ride to Saqqara
I visited a friend of mine in Cairo last week. On my last day we made this great, long ride to Saqqara. The weather was perfect. The ride took about eight hours including a short tea break and a lunch break with delicious food and cold drinks. I really enjoyed the panoramic views. It feels like you are the only one in the desert. We cantered a lot. This was a very special and unique experience! Nicola is taking great care about her horses. Thank you all for this great ride!
Reviewed 15 March 2019
Great Stable for beginners through experienced equestrians
Cairo is my home base and I wanted to improve my riding skills after a 15 year hiatus from weekly riding/training. I decided on Nicola’s stable because of the care she takes for her horses and ensuring rider and horse safety. She takes into account rider experience, size/weight, and preferences for horse temperament. She quickly had me back in proper form and posting within four rides as if I had never taken such a long absence from training. I love riding her chestnut gelding Zorro, he is so patient and willing to forgive shortcomings as a returning rider. I look forward to continuous improvement and longer rides in the coming year. The pyramids ride is amazing!