Equestrian

Sakkara is horse country and throughout its history, the Sakkara Country Club has been renowned for its equestrian facilities. Many prestigious events involving horses have taken place in its show ring, on the grounds of the Club itself and in the dessert abutting the Club. International horse shows featuring the beautiful Egyptian Arabian horses, show jumping and endurance racing attract the best international riders including royalty from throughout the Middle East have all had part in establishing the equestrian tradition at the Club. In 2008 the Club was the venue for the endurance race event at the Arab Games.

The Sakkara Country Club has permanent stabling for nearly 100 horses. Members who own horses can stable and board them at the Club and members who don’t own a horse but enjoy riding, can use one of the Club’s fine stocks of quality ponies and horses either in the show ring or for an exhilarating ride out in the desert. Instructors are available for members who want to take up a new sport or those who just want to improve their existing equestrian skills whether it is jumping, dressage, endurance or general riding. The Club is also the perfect place for children to learn to ride and all ages are welcome.

In recent years, the Sakkara Country Club has been the starting point for a three-day adventure on horseback. Sometimes riding up to 6 hours a day, the rides cross desert and wadisor dried up river beds and the old railway track near Fayoum where there are still the remains of the old railway station that was last operational in World War II. The ride weave past fields populated with water buffalo and date palms and past the pyramids of Abu Sir which are built in the step pattern, and sometimes also traverse through the canals and waterways of farmland. On the final day, authentic Bedouin food including barbequed dishes was served in the desert.

Camel riding can also be arranged which will be a new experience for many.