The feeling I had when we touched down in Egypt was not apprehension or fear, but wonderment and joy. And truly, our experience with Ride Egypt was a joy.
Like the first visit, I never had occasion to feel wary or unsafe, even as a single female traveler. Egypt is a wonderful place, and Egyptians are genuine, happy people who delight in seeing tourists once again walk the streets of the country they love.
As for riding..WOW. Nothing has ever taken my breath away as much as flying through the desert.
Do you dream of galloping across the open desert, exploring ancient temples, or swimming with dolphins? We’re giving 100 people a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime holiday with Ride Egypt
Many of you will already know about ACE as Ride Egypt has been heavily involved with this amazing charity since we arrived in Luxor. The work they do is truly incredible, but as I write this, the team at ACE are mourning the loss of yet another foal that could have been saved if the owner had been better educated.
So excited to announce that Life Between The Ears picked one of our photos from Luxor to showcase as this month’s feature Chronicle of the Horse / Untacked | May June 2017. I was asked to do a small interview about my back-story and life in the saddle. Such an honour!
I cannot recommend Emma and Ride Egypt enough! I spent the most incredible week with Emma split between Luxor and Makadi.
This trip for me was by far the best way to see Egypt; Emma is a great host and has created a trip that is brilliant introduction to the country which I thoroughly enjoyed.
As many of you know, Egypt cannot really be considered a front-runner in terms of animal welfare. However, we do have charities here that do their utmost to educate the locals, support the animals and provide free veterinary treatment for those who are unwell or injured.
Our first safari of the season kicked off in September when our new friend Claire joined us from Australia, so began 9 days of amazing memories, great friendship and absolutely stunning photos of our adventure together!
As the sun glistens and creeps through the roof of our stables, through the palm leaves sheltering me and my four legged friends from the heat of the day here in Luxor, and the birds happily sing and chirp in their ever peaceful surroundings, I sometimes have to pinch myself to remind myself how lucky I am and what a good decision it was to open Ride Egypt in Luxor.