About Us

In the Saddle for 10 CommandmentsSharm Equestrian 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 operations in Sharm El Sheikh, Luxor and Makadi Bay in Hurghada.

From miles of coastline to breathtaking canyons and vast deserts, there is plenty to be explored. Immerse yourself in culture, retracing the steps of Moses and the Ten commandments to Moses Mountain, explore Nabq National Park on safari, or perhaps you are a history lover looking to Luxor and its incredible culture, and a holiday including The Valley of the Kings is a must!

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 a flexible destination where tailor-made packages can be organised to suit your needs.

Sharm El Sheikh

The stables comprise of 18 well-maintained boxes and 2 spacious turn-out paddocks for the horses. The location of the stables is next to Nabq National Park just moments from the sea. If you take a left when riding away from the stables then you will arrive in the canyons after five minutes, whereas a right turn will take you to the beach in 2!

There are 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. This is a wonderful location for safari holidays offering 480km to ride.

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”.