About Us

Ride EgyptRide Egypt is a multi-awarding winning, British brand offering the best in horse riding holidays in Egypt. We have many years’ experience working in Egypt with first-class Arabian horses and boast facilities in historical Luxor, Makadi Bay, Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh.

Our friendly, knowledgeable team of professionals will happily assist you from start to finish to ensure that your riding experience is the best it can be, and you are safe in the knowledge that being a British owned company, Ride Egypt offers the same safety standards as you would expect from a top riding facility in the UK, but with the additional bonus of first-hand, local knowledge.

From miles of shimmering coastline to breathtaking canyons and vast deserts, there is plenty to be exploredon horseback.

Immerse yourself in culture and history in Luxor, experience The Valley of the Kings, Karnack Temple and many other ancient monuments along your way or explore Nabq National Park and the beauty of the Red Sea and Sinai Mountains on an excursion or safari.

For beach and relaxation lovers our Yoga and Horse Riding holiday featured in British Vogue offers the perfect break to reconnect with nature, mind, body and soul. We are as flexible as we can be and tailor-made packages can be organised to suit your needs.

Luxor

Now this is something to get excited about! Our Bedouin style stable, crafted by local Egyptians, is based on the West Bank of the Nile flaunting several boxes and lush plantation fields. Here you will find our carefree,Arabian horses grazing happily in the glossy green fields and almost sparkling in the sunshine against the backdrop of the mountains. Our facility is home to horses, donkeys and camels and very much holds a “farm atmosphere”. It is here that you will get a taste of real Egypt.

Luxor offers numerous riding opportunities and cultural trips on horseback, from galloping through the desert at dusk to splashing through the shallows of the River Nile. Days can be spent riding through traditional villages and under the shade of palm trees. You are almost certain to see water buffalo wallowing in the River Nile, and you will marvel at Royal Ibis fearlessly dunking themselves in alongside.

Longer trails encourage you to experience country life and see farmers working their fields just as their ancestors did, before continuing into the desert to experience the mystic and ancient atmosphere at the Temple of Rameses III at Medinet Habu under the shadows of the Mountains of Thebes.

Here you can watch sensational sunsets from the top of a sand dune before riding back past the ancient temples of the West Bank. There are no words to truly describe how beautiful Luxor is. It’s something that has to be experienced personally and what better way to do it than on horseback!

Makadi Bay – Hurghada

Our purpose built stable overlooks the sea at Fort Arabesque, one of the most beautiful coves of Makadi Bay. The bay’s crystal blue waters and golden sand make it one of the most picturesque places in the Red Sea. There are days of fantastic beach riding to be had,exploring the great deserts and canyons, where you will be welcomed hospitably into the homes of the Bedouin Tribes with smiling faces.

Makadi Bay has a laid back feel to it, having once been a quiet fishing village, and the views are quite astounding.

On the western coast of the Red Sea nestled gently between serene desert sand dunes, it also boasts long stunning stretches of gently sloping white sand, translucent waters, and inshore reefs that are home to exquisite marine life. This tranquil destination is ideal for lovers of snorkelling, divers and horse riders alike, and is ideal for one of our most popular excursions, swimming with horses.

An experience like no other!

Sharm El Sheikh

The birthplace of our dream and where the magic of Ride Egypt began. The stables comprise of well maintained boxes and 2 spacious turn-out paddocks for the horses to kick up their hooves and enjoy the sunshine.

The stables are located next to Nabq National Park just moments from the Red Sea and a place where you can really experience the strength and stamina of these beautiful animals.

If you take a left when riding away from the stables then you will reach the canyons in five minutes, whereas a right turn will allow you to follow the salty scent of the sea to the beach in just two!

Nabq National Park offers approximately 480 square kilometres to ride in and routes will be varied so that you can experience the best these stunning landscapes have to offer be it for an excursion on the beach, splashing around in the sea on your horse or a mini-safari winding through the Sinai Mountains to watch the sunset.

Whichever of our adventures or destinations you choose, you are sure to be astounded by the natural beauty that Egypt has to offer and the small stature, graceful stamina, courage and endurance of our beautiful horses.

Arabian Horses & Bedouin History

Arabian horses are famed for their beauty and endurance.Developed in a desert climate and prized by the nomadic Bedouin people, they were often being brought inside the family tent for shelter and protection from theft.

Selective breeding for traits including an ability to form a cooperative relationship with humans created a horse breed that is good-natured, quick to learn, and willing to please. The Arabian also developed the high spirit and alertness needed in a horse used for raiding and war. This combination of willingness and sensitivity requires modern Arabian horse owners to handle their horses with competence and respect.

Arabian horses are the topic of many myths and legends. One origin story tells how Muhammad chose his foundation mares by a test of their courage and loyalty. While there are several variants on the tale, a common version states that after a long journey through the desert, Muhammad turned his herd of horses loose to race to an oasis for a desperately needed drink of water. Before the herd reached the water, Muhammad called for the horses to return to him. Only five mares responded. Because they faithfully returned to their master, though desperate with thirst, these mares became his favourites and were called Al Khamsa, meaning, the five.

These mares became the legendary founders of the five “strains” of the Arabian horse.

Although the Al Khamsa are generally considered fictional horses of legend some breeders today claim the modern Bedouin Arabian actually descended from these mares. A Bedouin story states that Allah created the Arabian horse from the south wind and exclaimed, “I create thee, Oh Arabian. To thy forelock, I bind Victory in battle. On thy back, I set a rich spoil and a Treasure in thy loins. I establish thee as one of the Glories of the Earth… I give thee flight without wings”.

Other versions of the story claim Allah said to the South Wind: “I want to make a creature out of you. Condense.” Then from the material condensed from the wind, he made a kamayt-colored animal (a bay or burntchestnut) and said: “I call you Horse; I make you Arabian and I give you the chestnut colour of the ant; I have hung happiness from the forelock which hangs between your eyes; you shall be the Lord of the other animals. Men shall follow you wherever you go; you shall be as good for flight as for pursuit; you shall fly without wings; riches shall be on your back and fortune shall come through your meditation”.